The Ottawa Senators are gearing up for a long playoff run.
The Sens have acquired winger announced Tuesday.from the in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft, the clubs
The 31-year old winger was with the Canes on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, making him a prime rental for the Senators, who are in need of depth. The club had already partly addressed the issue when general manager Pierre Dorion traded for longtime Canuck Alex Burrows. The acquisition of Stalberg reinforces their group of forwards, who have been hit with various injuries in recent weeks.
At 6'3/ 209 lbs, Stalberg is a solid option as a third or fourth-line addition for Ottawa, who was looking for a bit of size up front. In addition, Stalberg has 43 games of playoff experience under his belt and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.
He does offer some offense when called upon, but his bread and butter remains when his team is a man down. This could be useful for a contending team who is struggling to keep the puck out of the net on the penalty kill.
In 57 games this season Stalberg has recorded 9 goals and 3 assists, with 2 of those being shorthanded markers.