Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - In need of reinforcements to their banged-up forward ranks, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Rob Klinkhammer from the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.
Pittsburgh sent defense prospect Philip Samuelsson to Arizona as part of the swap, with the Penguins to also receive a conditional 2016 draft pick from the Coyotes.
Klinkhammer had three goals and a plus-three rating in 19 games with Arizona this season. The 28-year-old established career bests with 11 goals and 20 points over 72 games in 2013-14, while ranking second among Coyotes players with 168 hits.
The Penguins are dealing with a number of injuries up front, with forwards Chris Kunitz (broken foot), Pascal Dupuis (blood clots in lungs) and Beau Bennett (lower body) all currently sidelined, and wing Patric Hornqvist exiting Thursday's 3-0 loss to Vancouver with an upper-body issue.
Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, was a second- round pick of the Penguins in the 2009 NHL Draft. The 23-year-old played in five games with Pittsburgh last season and recorded four assists in 22 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League in 2014-15.