Tracking Trades: Pittsburgh Acquires Jussi Jokinen From Carolina


While nobody claimed him on waivers last week, the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jussi Jokinen from the Carolina Hurricanes.  In return Carolina gets a conditional draft pick and will also retain salary in the trade.

Apr 1, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jussi Jokinen (36) during the warm-up session before the first period against Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Jokinen is a depth player and shootout specialist that will help fill the massive void left by the injury to Sidney Crosby.

Other trades so far include Scott Hannan returning to San Jose from Nashville and Jerred Smithson going from Florida to Edmonton.