ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 23: Kurtis Foster #6 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his goal to trail 5-3 to the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Honda Center on October 23, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Devils acquire some much-needed defensive help in a trade with the Ducks.
The 30-year-old Foster totaled one goal and one assist in nine games this season with the Ducks -- a year that did not get underway for the Ontario native until late October due to thigh issues that arose from surgery several years ago to repair a broken left leg.
New Jersey will be the fifth stop in less than four seasons for Foster, who totaled eight goals and 22 points in 74 games with Edmonton a year ago.
A deal was necessary since New Jersey is missing Andy Greene for the next four weeks due to a non-displaced toe fracture and Anton Volchenkov -- who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day -- to an undisclosed hand issue.
Pelley went scoreless in seven games for the Devils this season, while Fraser failed to produce a point in four appearances thus far.