LW Sergei Plotnikov has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2017 and LW Matthias Plachta.
Plotnikov, 25, was expected to come in from the KHL and be a top 6 forward for the Penguins but it never panned out. Plotnikov is still searching for his first NHL goal and has only 2 assists in 32 games to go along with a -3 plus/minus and 20 PIM’s.
Plachta, 24, the 6’2 left winger from germany is in his first AHL season after coming over from DEL. He has 2 goals and 5 assists in 46 games for the Springfield Falcons to go along with 16 PIM’s and a -9 plus/minus.