Cross Checks: Sami Pahlsson

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded veteran forward Sami Pahlsson to the Vancouver Canucks, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, 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."

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