Greg McKegg, then with the Florida Panthers, carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during game in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 27, 2016. The Hurricanes obtained McKegg in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Paul Vernon AP
Greg McKegg, then with the Florida Panthers, carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during game in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 27, 2016. The Hurricanes obtained McKegg in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Paul Vernon AP

Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes acquire Greg McKegg from Pittsburgh Penguins

By Chip Alexander

calexander@newsobserver.com

February 26, 2018 03:45 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes made one minor move Monday before the NHL trade deadline, acquiring center Greg McKegg from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Josh Jooris.

McKegg will join the Charlotte Checkers, Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate.

McKegg, 25, has played 26 NHL games with Pittsburgh this season, with two goals and two assists.

The St. Thomas, Ont., native also has five goals and added seven assists in 28 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on the AHL level.

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