Looking to add some experience before Tuesday's trade deadline, the Ottawa Senators obtained pending unrestricted free agent Martin Lapointe from the Chicago Blackhawks for a sixth-round pick in this year's NHL entry draft.
Lapointe, who won two Stanley Cups as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in the late 1990s, has struggled offensively this season.
The Quebec native has only scored three goals and added four assists in 52 games, and has missed seven games because of a bruised kidney.
Lapointe, 34, spent the last three seasons in Chicago and is making $2.4 million US this season. He becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Lapointe won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.
In 973 career games with Detroit, Boston and Chicago, Lapointe has totalled 375 points (178-197).