Trade: ‘Hawks acquire Panik from Leafs in exchange for Morin


Two of the NHL’s original six teams agreed to a minor trade on Sunday evening.

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Richard Panik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jeremy Morin.

Panik, 24, played in 76 games with the Leafs last season, but he’s yet to play in an NHL game in 2015-16.

He has eight goals and 24 points in 32 games in the AHL this season.

This is the second time that the ‘Hawks have parted way with Morin.

The 24-year-0ld was traded to Columbus on Dec. 14, 2014 before being reacquired in the Brandon Saad trade last summer.

Like Panik, Morin has yet to play in the NHL this season.

He has nine goals and 22 points in 28 games with AHL Rockford.

Both players will be restricted free agents at the end of the season.