Report: A minor trade made to start of the trade deadline day.

We have our first trade.

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We have a very small trade to start the NHL trade deadline.

According to a report from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to trade Sergei Plotnikov, who was threatening to return to Russia if a trade was not made.

Given that the Penguins and Plotnikov clearly had a strained relationship, he was a health scratchy for 19 consecutive games, the team did not get a major return, as was expected. The Penguins did get something back after dealing Plotnikov to the Arizona Coyotes who will give up a seventh-round draft choice in 2017 and minor-leaguer Matthias Piachta.