The Penguins made a small trade on Monday afternoon, acquiring defenseman Blake Siebenaler from the Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft.
The conditions of the pick are that if Siebenaler plays 10 games with Pittsburgh, the Blue Jackets get a seventh-round pick. If he doesn't, the Blue Jackets get nothing.
Siebenaler, 22, has played for the AHL's Cleveland Monsters for the past three seasons. He's recorded seven goals, seven assists, and a minus-31 rating over 83 career games with Cleveland. He has one goal, one assist, and a minus-11 rating in 17 games this season.
Siebenaler has size at 6-feet-2, 207 pounds, but more importantly he's a right-handed shot. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton currently has three right-handed defensemen in Ethan Prow, Zach Trotman, and Macoy Erkamps.
Siebenaler is in the final year of his entry-level contract and will become a restricted free agent this summer. He will report to Wilkes-Barre.
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