Monday, February 29, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Sergei Plotnikov from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Matthias Plachta and a conditional seventh round draft choice in the 2017 Entry Draft.
The 25-year-old Plotnikov has registered 0-2-2 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 32 games with the Penguins this season. The 6-foot-2, 202-pound native of Komsomolsk, Russia recorded 15-21-36 and 71 PIM in 56 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) in 2014-15.
Plachta totaled 2-5-7 and 16 PIM in 46 games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) this season.