The Minnesota North Stars traded goaltender Kari Takko to the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Bruce Bell and future considerations.

Takko, 27, played parts of six seasons with the North Stars and was 0-2 with a 6.05 goals-against average in two games this season. Bell, 25, has been playing with Cape Breton of the American Hockey League. In 14 games this season, he has two goals and five assists.