2016 Trade Deadline Tracker
Sergei Plotnikov Traded
Monday, 9:37 A.M.
The Penguins have traded Sergei Plotnikov to their opponents in tonight's contest, the Arizona Coyotes. The return is uncertain right now, aside from the fact that it's a "conditional and minor league player." Plotnikov, 25, had two assists in his brief time with the Penguins and had been benched for the last 20 games.
UPDATE- 9:52 A.M.: Pens receive forward Matthias Plachta and seventh-round pick in 2017.
I'm disappointed that Plotnikov could not find his footing in Pittsburgh. During the offseason, there was incredible--perhaps too much--hype around the incoming Russian winger. I think he possesses good size, was beginning to find his way in the league, and has a good upside. While I'm a little upset that he is leaving, I'm more happy for him as he'll have a chance to play out in Arizona with some good, young talent like Anthony Duclair and Max Domi, alongside fellow Russian, Viktor Tikhonov.
Good luck in Arizona, Sergei!