Report: Jarome Iginla’s debut with Penguins on hold because of immigration issue
The Penguins, who have won 14 consecutive games, acquired Iginla from the Calgary Flames on Thursday but he is not permitted to work in the United States because he is a Canadian citizen.
The immigration issue could be delayed until next week because government offices in Canada are closed for Easter on Sunday and also are closed Easter Monday, which is a national holiday in Canada.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
The Penguins would prefer Iginla be able to practice with them once before participating in a game. He has played his entire 16-season career in Calgary, and the Penguins hope to at least briefly introduce him to their system in a non-game environment.
Following Saturday’s game against the Islanders, the Penguins have a scheduled off day on Sunday before practicing again Monday. They host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, which could mark Iginla’s debut.