Columbus Blue Jackets trade Markus Nutivaara to Florida Panthers for Cliff Pu
Pu played 10 games in the AHL last season
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced a trade on Thursday afternoon, sending Markus Nutivaara to the Florida Panthers for right wing prospect Cliff Pu.
🚨 TRADE 🚨— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 8, 2020
The #CBJ have acquired RW Cliff Pu from Florida in exchange for D Markus Nutivaara ⬇️https://t.co/USq9F4ZETP
Nutivaara had two years left on his deal carrying a $2.7 million cap hit per year. Nutivaara had fallen out of favor with the team, projecting as just a fifth or sixth defenseman in a crowded defensive group.
Pu is signed for one more year on his ELC and will carry a cap hit of $745,000.
This opens up more cap room for Jarmo on the eve of free agency. Stay tuned.