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Penguins pick up Jussi Jokinen from Carolina in exchange for conditional draft pick

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 1:55 PM The Canadian Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - 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.

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