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Oilers send Martindale and Nesbitt to Panthers for Pinizzotto and Combs

Friday, 01.17.2014 / 1:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired centre Steve Pinizzotto and winger Jack Combs from the Florida Panthers in exchange for centre Ryan Martindale and winger Derek Nesbitt.

Pinizzotto, 29, has recorded seven points (six goals, one assist) and 67 penalty minutes in 21 games this season with the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage.

Combs, 25, has 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 37 games over two seasons with Rampage.

Martindale, 22, has played in 22 games for the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons this season, posting 10 points (three goals, seven assists).

Nesbitt, 31, has 10 goals and nine assists for the Barons.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery