Penguins acquire defenseman Jordan Leopold

Per TSN:

The Florida Panthers have traded Jordan Leopold to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second round pick in 2010, pending a trade call with the NHL.

Leopold is an impending UFA with a salary of $1.75 million.  That number will be prorated for the rest of the season but even then the Penguins must be very near the cap.  If they are going to make another move, a roster player will have to be made or someone will get demoted to the AHL.

Obviously Ray Shero isn't satisfied with the defensive corps -- which was healthy for a while before the Olympics but still having breakdowns.  When all are healthy who will sit, Mark Eaton?  Jay McKee?  That remains to be seen.

Speaking of possible demotions, Leopold gives the Penguins eight defensemen.  Is Martin Skoula soon to be on waivers?  Will "the next shoe" soon drop on another deal?

Buckle up, everybody, it might be about to get a little bumpy.

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Jordan Leopold

#44 / Defenseman / Florida Panthers

6-1

200

Aug 03, 1980

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jordan Leopold 61 7 11 18 -7 22 1 0 1 0 69 10.1

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