Posted April 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
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The Carolina Hurricanes traded forward Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday for a conditional draft pick. The deal was announced roughly an hour before the 3 p.m. EDT trading deadline. The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins - who last week picked up star Jarome Iginla from Calgary - added another offensive threat for a relatively low price. The Hurricanes receive either a sixth- or seventh-round pick from Pittsburgh and will retain a portion of Jokinen's salary. His contract that pays him $3 million per season expires after 2013-14. ''This deal is important for our team's financial flexibility moving forward,'' Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said. Jokinen is a noted shootout specialist and fan favorite whose scoring has fallen off during this shortened season. Jokinen has 30 career shootout goals, and only two players in league history have scored more since the tiebreaker was introduced in 2005-06. He had six goals and fiv...
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