NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eric Gelinas will get a fresh start in Colorado.

The Devils traded the veteran defenseman to the Avalanche on Monday for a third-round draft pick in 2017.

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Gelinas had one goal, five assists and 16 penalty minutes in 34 games this season for New Jersey. He had been scratched in the Devils’ nine previous games.

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A former second-round pick of the Devils in 2009, Gelinas had 54 points in 156 NHL games. The 6-foot-4, 215 pounder is signed through next season at $1.575 million.

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The Devils entered play Monday in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, three points out of the final playoff berth with 19 games to play.