The Anaheim Ducks on Thursday acquired defenseman Colby Robak from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Jesse Blacker and a future conditional draft pick.
Robak will join the Ducks in Minnesota, where they face the Minnesota Wild on Friday. The trade comes one day after the Ducks announced defenseman Eric Brewer, acquired last week from the Tampa Bay Lightning, will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken foot.
Robak is scoreless in seven games this season with the Panthers. A second-round pick (No. 46) by Florida in the 2008 NHL Draft, he has three assists and 25 penalty minutes in 42 games in parts of four seasons.
Blacker made his NHL debut Nov. 28 against the Chicago Blackhawks. He has five assists and nine penalty minutes in 15 games with the Ducks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Blacker was a second-round pick (No. 58) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 draft.