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Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny, center, is congratulated after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Vegas Golden Knights traded forward Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets Friday morning.

In exchange, VGK acquired defenseman Carl Dahlstron and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The move helps VGK alleviate $6.5 million in cap space entering free agency.

Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon was set to speak to the media Friday night to discuss the trade.

Later Friday morning, the Detroit Red Wings announced that they had agreed to terms with Golden Knights defenseman Jon Merrill. According to the Red Wings, Merrill has signed a one-year contract with the team.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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