The Blue Jackets have acquired Lauri Korpikoski from the Stars for Dillon Heatherington.
Korpikoski tallied eight goals and 12 assists (20 points) in 60 games with the Stars this season and played under Blue Jackets’ head coach John Tortorella in New York in his first season, so there’s a bit of familiarity there. The Blue Jackets are deeper than the Stars, so it might be harder for him to find regular playing time in his new home.
The Dallas Stars have signed Lauri Korpikoski to a one-year deal worth $1 million.
Korpikoski was just released by the Flames, but signed on with the Stars, who have been brutalized by injuries in the preseason. Korpikoski is coming off of 22 points (10G / 12A) in 71 games with the Oilers last year and should play in the Stars’ bottom-6.
The Oilers have activated Lauri Korpikoski (head) from IR; will play on Wednesday.
Korpikoski has missed the last eight games with a head injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Blackhawks. Korpikoski will skate on the fourth line with Anton Lander and Iiro Pakarinen—he has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season.
Korpikoski was high-sticked in the face on Tuesday and will be held out of tonight’s game against the Sabres. Korpikoski is eating from a straw so he likely doesn’t have the strength to be in the lineup tonight.
Korpikoski (lower-body) will return to the Coyotes’ lineup tonight vs. Anaheim.
Korpikoski has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury, but he will be back in the lineup tonight. He skated on the Coyotes fourth line in the morning skate, so expect him to start there vs. the Ducks.
Korpikoski (head) will return to the Coyotes lineup Thursday.
Korpikoski missed the last two games after being hit in the face with a puck in practice on Monday. He will re-enter the lineup and Paul Bissonnette will take a seat. Korpikoski has nine goals and 15 assists (24 points) in 55 games this season.