NHL trade deadline roundup: Hurricanes trade Jussi Jokinen to Penguins, Marian Gaborik headed to Blue Jackets
Jussi Jokinen (in foreground) in action for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Ottawa Senators. Jokinen joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade on NHL trade deadline day Wednesday.
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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are adding another veteran forward for the playoff run.
The Penguins have acquired Jussi Jokinen from the Carolina Hurricanes for a conditional sixth- or seventh-round pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft.
Jokinen has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 33 games this season.
Pittsburgh has landed forwards Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and defenceman Douglas Murray in deals over the last two weeks.
The Penguins enter play Wednesday night with a five-point lead on second-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jokinen has recorded 346 points (121-225) in 569 career regular-season NHL games with Carolina, Tampa Bay and Dallas.
In other notable NHL trade day-related developments Wednesday:
• Rangers deal Gaborik to Blue Jackets
The New York Rangers have traded marquee winger Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenceman John Moore and forwards Derick Brassard and Derek Dorsett.
• Capitals land Erat
The Washington Capitals acquired forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators for forward Filip Forsberg.
• Devils trade for Sullivan
The New Jersey Devils added spark-plug centre Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes for a seventh-round draft pick this summer.
• Ducks pluck Lombardi from Coyotes
The Anaheim Ducks traded for veteran centre Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes for forward Brandon McMillan.
• Bruins acquire Redden from Blues
The Boston Bruins acquired defenceman Wade Redden, a one-time Olympian (2002), from the St. Louis Blues for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
• Leafs add O’Byrne from Avs
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenceman Ryan O’Byrne from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014.
• Wild trade for Sabres’ Pominville
The Minnesota Wild have acquired Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville in exchange for goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson.
• Coyotes deal Torres to Sharks
The San Jose Sharks have acquired winger Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes for a third-round draft pick this summer.
• Flyers pick up goalie Steve Mason
The Philadelphia Flyers have tried to address their goaltending issues, acquiring netminder Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a draft pick.
• Flames deal Comeau to Blue Jackets
The Calgary Flames traded forward Blake Comeau to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fifth-round draft pick this summer.
• Sharks add Scott Hannan
Scott Hannan became the first NHL player dealt on 2013 Trade Deadline day, moving from the Nashville Predators to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick.
The pick becomes a seventh if the Sharks fail to make the playoffs.
The deal effectively closes the hole left by defenceman Douglas Murray, who was traded to Pittsburgh last week. In exchange for Murray, the Penguins gave up two second-rounders.
If Hannah can be a comparable player to Murray, then the Sharks really just upgraded their 6th round pick into two 2nd round picks. That has to be considered a win for Sharks GM Doug Wilson.
• Kiprusoff nixes any trade from Flames
It would appear that Miikka Kiprusoff is no longer on the block, if he was ever really on it.
Last week, it was reported that Kiprusoff would not report to a team if he was traded, but that didn't stop the Toronto Maple Leafs from kicking tires on the veteran netminder, and even gaining permission to speak to his agent. It was rumoured that Kiprusoff might be coming around to the idea of a move, especially after the Malpe Leafs suggested a contract extension of some sort, but he decided against it.
On Wednesday, it was reported that he would remain with the Flames and likely retire at the end of the season with one year remaining on his contract.
• Senators deal Bishop to Bolts
The Ottawa Senators have acquired prospect Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goalie Ben Bishop.
• Oilers add Smithson from Panthers
The Edmonton Oilers acquired centre Jerred Smithson from the Florida Panthers on Wednesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft. Over 35 games with the Panthers this season, Smithson has two goals and three assists. In 10 seasons in the NHL, the 34-year-old has 38 goals and 57 assists in 578 games with the Kings, Predators and Panthers.
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