Kovalev traded to Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Alexei Kovalev.

The Ottawa Senators have traded 38-year old winger Alexei Kovalev to his old team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. As a member of the Penguins from 1998 to 2002, Kovalev was a two-time All-Star and posted his best numbers as a Penguin. He will be joining a short-handed team, with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin, and others. The Penguins stand in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. This was his second season as a Senator. Instead, he’ll likely be happy to return to his best place to play, Pittsburgh. He has been struggling mightily, totaling only 27 points on 14 goals and 13 assists. Pittsburgh hopes that the move will be a wake-up call for Kovalev. In return, Ottawa gets a seventh round pick, but it can be a 6th round pick, if Pittsburgh wins in the first round, and Kovalev plays 50% of the games.

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4 Responses to Kovalev traded to Penguins

  1. Kovalev is a big risk but the trade is good considering they only gave up a 7th rounder and the Penguins are hurting. Perhaps Kovalev, who had his best years in Pittsburgh, is gonna spark offensively on a good line with who knows… Crosby if/when he comes back?

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