During the Blackhawks game against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, Chicago traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Richard Panik.
Panik, 24, has 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) through 33 games with the Toronto Marlies this season. Originally a second round pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft, he has appeared in 151 career regular season NHL games with Toronto and Tampa, posting 19 goals and 20 assists.
After Sunday’s game, coach Joel Quenneville said Panik get an opportunity — on left wing — to play on the NHL roster right away.
“When the logistics get sorted out, he’ll be up here,” Quenneville said.