For the third straight day, the Vancouver Canucks have made a trade.
The club acquired defenceman Nathan Paetsch from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenceman Sean Zimmerman.
The 27-year-old Paetsch split the 2009-10 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres. He registered two points in 11 games with Buffalo and six penalty minutes in 10 games with Columbus.
In 167 NHL games, the 6'1", 198 lbs. defenceman has registered 42 points (7-35-42), 114 penalty minutes and has a plus-12 rating.
The 23-year-old Zimmerman finished the 2009-10 season with nine points and 105 penalty minutes in 72 games played with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
The Canucks will reportedly assigned Paetsch to Manitoba.
In another move, the Canucks signed left winger Peter Schaefer to a contract on Thursday.
The 33-year old Schaefer registered three points in five pre-season games with Vancouver and finished witha +1 rating. The Yellow Grass, SK native has collected 259 points in 556 NHL games played with Vancouver, Ottawa and Boston.
The left winger was originally drafted by Vancouver, 66th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.