Blue Jackets’ Pahlsson off to Canucks

February, 27, 2012
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded veteran forward Sami Pahlsson to the Vancouver Canucks, a source confirmed to, for two fourth-round picks in 2012.

The 34-year-old Pahlsson, a key member of the Anaheim Ducks Stanley Cup-winning team in 2007, has two goals and nine assists in 61 games for Columbus this season.

From Barry Melrose: "It gives them depth. He is very similar to Manny Malhotra, but he has won a Stanley Cup. Can certainly play a checking role against the other team's best forwards, and you never have enough guys in your dressing room that have won the Cup."
Katie Strang covers the NHL for She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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