Etem has spent most of this season with the Ducks, scoring six goals with 10 points in 24 games. Reassigned to the AHL on Nov. 27, he had one goal and five points in three games with the Admirals.
Steckel, who signed a one-year contract on Nov. 11, played in 21 games for the Ducks last season, and had one goal and six points. In his NHL career, which also includes stints with the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs, Steckel has 33 goals and 79 points in 419 games. He has three goals and three assists in 17 AHL games this season for the Iowa Wild and Norfolk.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter