The Penguins were wrapping up two relatively minor deals as the NHL's trade deadline approached.
They were planning to send a fourth-round draft choice to Florida for defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski and a seventh-rounder to San Jose for minor-league goalie Nolan Schaefer.
Kwiatkowski, who is 29 and 6-foot, 202 pounds, has five goals and five assists in 41 games with the Panthers, and is expected to join the Penguins after the deal is finalized.
Schaefer, a 27-year-old who is 6 foot 2, 195 pounds, was 5-1 in seven appearances with the Sharks last season, but has not played in the NHL in 2006-07. He is expected to join the Penguins' farm team in Wilkes-Barre.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.