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Kamloops Blazers trade Minnesota Wild draft pick Pillar to Saskatoon Blades

Pillar, who is from Warman, Sask., is at home recovering from a private medical situation.
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Josh Pillar is recovering from a private medical situation.

The Kamloops Blazers on Monday traded 19-year-old forward Josh Pillar to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a conditional 2022 third-round pick and a conditional 2024 second-round pick in the WHL Prospects Draft.

Pillar, who is from Warman, Sask., is at home recovering from a private medical situation.

The Minnesota Wild draft pick was selected by the Blazers in the first round of the 2017 WHL Prospects Draft. He racked up 126 points in 184 games with the Blazers.

“We’d like to thank Josh for his time and contributions to the Kamloops Blazers organization and wish him all the best at home in Saskatoon,” Blazers’ general manager and head coach Shaun Clouston said in a press release.

In the press release, the Blazers thanked the Blades for their cooperation in accommodating Pillar and his family with the trade.