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Report: Penguins, Stars agree on Morrow trade

Sunday, 03.24.2013 / 4:18 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013 Trade Deadline blog

TSN is reporting the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins have a deal in place that would see the Stars trade team captain Brenden Morrow to the Penguins.

In return, TSN is reporting the Stars would receive a package that includes Penguins defense prospect Joseph Morrow (no relation).

TSN is reporting the deal could be hinging on Brenden Morrow's decision to waive his no-trade clause.

Taken by the Stars with the 25th pick of the 1997 NHL Draft, Brenden Morrow has played all 835 of his NHL games with the Stars, and has been captain since 2006. He's scored at least 20 goals seven times in 12 previous seasons, but this season he has just six goals and 11 points in 29 games, and for a short period was playing on the Stars' fourth line.

He is in the final season of a six-year, $24.6 million contract and can be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Joseph Morrow was selected by the Penguins with the 23rd pick of the 2011 NHL Draft. In his first professional season, he has 15 points in 57 games with the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. An offensively gifted puck-moving blueliner, he had 64 points in 62 games last season with the Portland Winterhawks of Western Hockey League.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round