The San Jose Sharks
acquired forward Ben Eager
from the Atlanta Thrashers
in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.
The 26-year-old Eager was part of the Chicago Blackhawks
' Stanley Cup championship last season. He was dealt to the Thrashers during the offseason and had 3 goals and 7 assists in 34 games.
Eager just finished serving a four-game suspension for his blindside punch to the face of Toronto's Colby Armstrong
in game on Jan. 7.