PENGUINS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN ERIC CAIRNS FOR DRAFT PICK
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired 6-6 and 241-pound defenseman Eric Cairns from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, it was announced today by General Manager Craig Patrick.
Cairns, 31, has appeared in 429 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Florida Panthers, recording 41 points (9+32) and 1,090 penalty minutes.
Cairns, an Oakville, Ontario native has appeared in 23 games this season with the Panthers, recording one assist and 37 penalty minutes. Cairns was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (72nd overall) of the 1992 Entry Draft.