|Friday, March 15
Updated: March 16, 12:39 PM ET
Penguins acquire defenseman Pushor
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins obtained defenseman Jamie Pushor from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday for a fourth-round pick in 2003 and claimed forward Shean Donovan off waivers from Atlanta.
Pushor, 29, had six assists, 54 penalty minutes and was minus-10 in 61 games this season. He has a $950,000 salary.
"Jamie Pushor is a terrific person who has been an important part of the Blue Jackets franchise during our first two seasons," Jackets general manager Doug MacLean said. "While we made this move as we continue to build toward the future, it also gives Jamie an opportunity to make a difference down the stretch playing for a Stanley Cup playoff-contending team in Pittsburgh."
The Penguins are six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 15 games left in the regular season.
Pushor, selected by Columbus in the expansion draft in 2000, has played 412 NHL games recording 51 points and 540 penalty minutes. He has also played for Dallas, Anaheim and Detroit, who drafted him in the second round in 1991.
Donovan, 27, has six goals, six assists and 40 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right wing has 60 goals, 60 assists and 307 penalty minutes in 458 career games with San Jose, Colorado and Atlanta. The Sharks drafted Donovan in the second round in 1993.
Pushor and Donovan were both expected to join the Penguins on Saturday in Los Angeles for their game against the Kings.