The Penguins have made a minor-league trade, acquiring forward Spencer Machacek from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Paul Thompson.
Machacek, 25, has played in 25 NHL games with Atlanta/Winnipeg, getting two goals, seven assists. With Springfield of the American Hockey League this season, he had nine goals, 10 assists in 34 games.
He will be assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
Thompson, 25, had four goals, three assists in 39 games for Wilkes-Barre. He signed with the Penguins as a free agent after spending his college career at New Hampshire.
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