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Jets claim defenceman Keaton Ellerby off waivers

In this file photo Florida Panthers’ Keaton Ellerby is seen in Newark, New Jersey, April 19, 2012.

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The Winnipeg Jets have claimed defenceman Keaton Ellerby off waivers.

Ellerby was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

The 24-year-old has 20 career points and 86 career penalty minutes in 160 NHL games with the Florida Panthers and the Kings. He has also appeared in six NHL playoff games, collecting two penalty minutes.

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The Strathmore, Alta., native was originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.

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