Iginla's immigration papers are in order

Former Calgary Flames' captain Jarome Iginla addresses the media in Calgary, Alberta, March 28,...

Former Calgary Flames' captain Jarome Iginla addresses the media in Calgary, Alberta, March 28, 2013, the morning after being traded to the Pittsburg Penguins for college prospects Kenneth Agostino (Yale) and Ben Hanowski (St. Cloud State) along with Pittsburgh's 2013 first round draft pick. (REUTERS/Mike Sturk)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

It was a good Friday for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The club announced the immigration issues surrounding new forward Jarome Iginla were resolved and he was making his way from Calgary.

He was expected to be in Pittsburgh Saturday, the club said.

Iginla, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames in a stunning move early Thursday, was not expected to play in the Penguins game Saturday afternoon against the New York Islanders. With a scheduled day off Sunday, the hoped-for scenario was Iginla would practise with the Penguins Monday for the first time and be available to play his first game Tuesday when the Penguins host the Buffalo Sabres.

“I’d love to see the number 12 out there playing for the Penguins as soon as we possibly can. I keep waiting as much as anyone to hear the immigration been taken care of and we can get him on a flight and get him through the doorway here and start talking to him,” said Penguins coach Dan Bylsma after the Penguins practised


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