Brandon Pirri shipped to Panthers for picks

The Florida Panthers have sent a third-round draft pick in the 2014 entry draft and a fifth round pick in the 2016 entry draft to Chicago for Blackhawks prospect Brandon Pirri.

Pirri was the 59th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He has played in 35 NHL games, all with Chicago, scoring six times. The Toronto native has twice topped the 20-goal mark in the American Hockey League with the Blackhawks’ affiliate in Rockford. Pirri is expected to join the Panthers’ lineup.