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Pens, Blues swap minor leaguers

Wednesday, 03.04.2009 / 12:15 PM / 2009 Trade Deadline

By Compiled By - Staff

The Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues swapped minor-league defenseman Wednesday with the Pens acquiring Andy Wozniewski from St. Louis in exchange for Danny Richmond.

Wozniewski, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound blueliner, had 1 goal and 16 assists in 56 games with the Peoria Rivermen in the American Hockey League. He has 77 games of NHL experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old went 2-7-9 in 48 games with the Leafs last season.

Richmond, 24, went 3-14-17 with 108 penalty minutes in 55 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. A former second-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes (2003), the 6-foot, 194-pounder has three assists and 75 penalty minutes in 49 NHL games with Carolina and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

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