NHL - Penguins acquire Ponikarovsky

Reuters - Wed, 03 Mar 08:59:00 2010

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Alex Ponikarovsky in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Alexei Ponikarovsky (23) checks Montreal Canadiens' Alex Kovalev into the boards during first period NHL action in Montreal - 0

The Penguins sent defenseman Martin Skoula and minor-league forward Luca Caputi to Toronto in exchange for the 29-year-old.

Ponikarovsky has 19 goals and 44 points in 61 games this season. At 6ft-4in he is a big target and is set to become a free agent in the offseason.

The deal comes one day after the defending Stanley Cup champions also picked up defenseman Jordan Leopold through a trade with Florida.

Reuters

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