LaBarbera, 33, was 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .870 save percentage in seven games with the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks acquired him from Edmonton in exchange for future considerations Saturday.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday