The Florida Panthers have traded forward Brandon Pirri to the Anaheim Ducks for a sixth-round pick. The Ducks also acquired Jamie McGuin from the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional third round pick.
Pirri is currently out with an ankle injury that could sideline him for a couple more weeks.
After a stellar 2014-15 season when Pirri recorded 22 goals and two assists in 49 games, earning him the nickname Cy Young for the unbalanced totals, Pirri has struggled through injuries and inconsistent play this year.
Through 52 games, the former second-rounder has 11 goals and 13 assists.
The 24-year-old Pirri is a pending restricted free agent.
McGinn, 27, has scored 14 goals and tallied 13 assists in 63 games with the Sabres this season. Pierre LeBrun shed some light on the conditional pick, “To be clear on the McGinn condition: it’s a third-round pick in 2016 or if Ducks reach conf finals it becomes a second-round pick in 2017”.
He is playing in the final season of a two-year, $6 million contract he signed with the Colorado Avalanche prior to the 2014-15 campaign. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
McGinn was acquired by the Sabres in the offseason, in a trade that sent him and forward Ryan O’Reilly to Buffalo in in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, JT Compher and a first-round draft pick.