Desperate for some sort of change that could reverse their losing ways, the Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth-round pick at the 2012 NHL draft.
The 26-year-old Letestu had 14 goals and 13 assists in 64 games for the Penguins in 2010-11 but has just one assist in 11 games this season.
While rumors are already swirling that the reason the Pens made the move was to clear a spot for the anticipated return of captain Sidney Crosby, that still remains speculation at this point.
As for the 2-11-1 Blue Jackets, they are a team that is one loss away from imploding. Letestu will be given more ice time to contribute in Columbus, but the 5-foot-11, 195-pound winger is not yet a proven NHL scorer.
If Letestu and the Jackets can’t turn things around fast, then head coach Scott Arniel could be out of a job come Thanksgiving.