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Arizona Coyotes trade Rob Klinkhammer to Penguins; recall two players

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The Coyotes made some moves on Friday.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes announced on Friday they traded forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 2016 fifth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson.

If the last name looks familiar to you, it's because he is the brother of Coyotes prospect Henrik Samuelsson.

Originally drafted by the Penguins in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft, Samuelsson has 45 points in 197 career AHL games. He had a brief five-game NHL stint in Pittsburgh last season.

The 23-year-old Swede joins a Coyotes corps of defenseman that lacks minor league depth. With potential NHL upside, Samuelsson could play for the Coyotes should injuries occur.

Klinkhammer played 113 games as a Coyote, scoring 19 goals and 34 points. He had three goals in 19 games this season.

The Coyotes are also beginning to make moves after falling to 10-14-3 after a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Kyle Chipchura was waived earlier todayDavid Schlemko was sent down to the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate in Portland, and the team recalled defenseman Andrew Campbell and forward Jordan Martinook.

Campbell has three goals and five assists in Portland in 20 appearances after signing a one year, two-way contract with the Coyotes this season. Martinook, a 2nd round pick of the Coyotes in 2012, has put up four goals and nine assists in 21 games with the Pirates.