Jets claim centre Santorelli off waivers

Mike Santorelli, seen here jostling with Olli Jokinen, has been claimed by the Winnipeg Jets off...

Mike Santorelli, seen here jostling with Olli Jokinen, has been claimed by the Winnipeg Jets off the waiver wire. (REUTERS/Rhona Wise)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:05 PM ET

MONTREAL — The Winnipeg Jets have brought in a couple forwards for the stretch drive, but neither in a deal, as NHL trade the deadline came and went on Wednesday afternoon.

Although there was some speculation the Jets were discussing a possible trade with the Buffalo Sabres, the only moves of the day saw general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff claim Mike Santorelli off waivers from the Florida Panthers and Aaron Gagnon recalled from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

Forward Patrice Cormier, who had no points in 10 points with limited ice time, has been returned to the IceCaps.

Santorelli, a 27-year-old centre, has two goals and one assist in 24 games with the Panthers this season.

He is scheduled to arrive in Montreal on Wednesday night and is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens as the Jets try to snap a four-game losing skid.


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