National Hockey League roundup

Fri Dec 5, 2014 6:50pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Philip Samuelsson to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday in exchange for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional draft pick.

Klinkhammer, 28, has three goals in 19 games this season. Last season he set career highs with 11 goals and 20 points in 72 games.

Injuries have left the Penguins thin at forward. Pascal Dupuis (blood clot), Chris Kunitz (foot) and Beau Bennett (lower body) are out, and Patric Hornqvist left Thursday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period after a hit by the Canucks' Ryan Stanton.

In 129 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and Coyotes, Klinkhammer has 19 goals and 36 points.

Samuelsson, 23, was a second-round pick by the Penguins in the 2009 draft. He made his NHL debut last season, with five shots on goal and a minus-1 rating in five games.

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The Arizona Coyotes placed center Kyle Chipchura on waivers.

Chipchura, 28, posted a career-high 20 points in 80 games for the Coyotes last year. He has a goal and three points in 16 games this season.

The Coyotes also recalled defenseman Andrew Campbell and forward Jordan Martinook and assigned defenseman David Schlemko to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.   Continued...