The Barons on Friday obtained Jack Combs and Steve Pinizzotto in separate trades with the Florida Panthers organization, sending center Ryan Martindale and left winger Derek Nesbitt to the San Antonio Rampage.
Combs and Pinizzotto were not in uniform during the Barons' 4-3 loss to Rochester on Friday night but are expected to make their Barons debuts 7 p.m. Saturday against Milwaukee.
Pinizzotto, a 29-year-old veteran, has scored 117 points in 254 career American Hockey League games. Combs, 25, has scored 66 points, including 33 goals, in 143 AHL games.
“Pinizzotto plays a very abrasive style,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “He always finishes his checks. He'll definitely make our team tougher to play against, and he can chip in goals here and there. He also won (AHL) championships in Hershey.
“Combs can put up numbers at the lower levels. He just needs a fresh opportunity because he can produce points. He finds ways to get it done. He should help us offensively.”