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Penguins trade Thompson to Blue Jackets for Machacek

TSN.ca Staff

2/6/2014 5:55:22 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Spencer Machacek from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Paul Thompson.

The Penguins announced the move on Thursday.

Machacek, 25-years-old, had nine goals and 19 points in 34 games with the Springfield Falcons this season. He will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

He has two goals and nine points in 25 career NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets and Atlanta Thrashers. He has not appeared in the NHL since the 2011-2012 season.

In Thompson, the Blue Jackets receive a 25-year-old right winger. Thompson had three goals and three assists in 15 games with the AHL's Penguins this season.

He has never appeared in an NHL game. Thompson will report to the Springfield Falcons.