General manager Ray Shero picked up a third impact forward in 10 days Wednesday, trading for Carolina centre/winger Jussi Jokinen before the 3 p.m. ET deadline.
The Hurricanes receive a conditional 2013 sixth- or seventh-round draft pick and retain a portion of Jokinen's salary.
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"This deal is important for our team's financial flexibility moving forward," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement released by the team.
Crosby, who leads the NHL in scoring this season with 56 points in 36 games, will miss the balance of the regular season and perhaps some playoff contests.
Jokinen, who has six goals and 11 points in 33 games this season with the Hurricanes, cleared waivers last week
The 30-year-old Finn scored 30 goals for Carolina in the 2009-10 season and 19 the following campaign, so he could contribute offensively in Crosby’s absence.
Jokinen also has playoff experience, having played 27 games with Dallas and the Hurricanes.
Shero has been busy of late, acquiring forward Brenden Morrow from the Stars on March 24 and four days later adding Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla along with defenceman Douglas Murray.