(CBS) The Blackhawks acquired defenseman Rob Scuderi from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley on Monday night.
Scuderi, 36, has registered four assists and 32 blocked shots in 25 games with Pittsburgh this season. A two-time Stanley Cup champion (2009 and 2012), he was fourth on the Penguins with an average of 2:40 of short-handed ice time per game. Scuderi was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft. Scuderi is a plus-4 rating in 25 games this season.
Daley, 32, was acquired by Chicago in the July trade that sent Patrick Sharp to Dallas. He collected no goals and just six assists through 29 games with the Blackhawks and considerably struggled with the new team.
Daley’s contract ran through the 2017 season and had a cap hit of $3.3 million, so with the move, the Blackhawks pick up a little more than $1 million in cap space.
The Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.