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UPDATE: He didn't have to deal with any serious bureaucratic hold-ups after all. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms Jarome Iginla will suit up for his new squad when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon.
Off the bat, Iginla is expected to skate on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
The trade that sent Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins was completed on Wednesday night, but the former Calgary Flames star probably won't play a game alongside Sidney Crosby and the rest of his new teammates until the middle of next week.
That's the latest from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, who reports that Iginla's arrival is being held up because of visa issues:
His immigration could be delayed longer because Canadian government offices are closed for Easter on Sunday and also are closed Easter Monday, a national holiday in Canada.
That means that in addition to Saturday's tilt against the New York Islanders, Iginla could miss the Pens' meeting with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. If that's the case, Wednesday's match at the New York Rangers would likely mark the 35-year-old's first game with the Stanley Cup favorites.