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Letestu returns to Columbus in three-way deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Center Mark Letestu has been traded twice in the same deal. Letestu was initially traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Nashville Predators.

The Oilers received forward Pontus Åberg in the deal for Letestu. Then, the Predators flipped him to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Mark Letestu is seen here as a member of the Edmonton Oilers skating with the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Erik Haula attempts to get the puck (Getty Images)

Mark Letestu is seen here as a member of the Edmonton Oilers skating with the puck as Vegas Golden Knights’ Erik Haula attempts to get the puck (Getty Images)

This season in 60 games, Letestu has had eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points. Following this season, he will be an unrestricted free agent.

Letestu, 33, has spent the past two and a half seasons with the Oilers. He appeared in 220 gales in Edmonton, where he had 34 goals and 45 assists for 79 assists.

He returns to the Blue Jackets, where he has already played four seasons. He has appeared in 223 games, where has had 43 goals and 55 assists for 98 points.

Letestu has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played three seasons for the Penguins, where he played in 85 games and had 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points.

Åberg, 24, has played the past two season with the Predators. In 52 NHL games, he has three goals and seven assists for 10 points. He also has 12 PIM.

In 37 games this season, Åberg has two goals and six assists for eight points.

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