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Kostopoulos claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh

by Eric Marin / New Jersey Devils
The Devils on Wednesday claimed right wing Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from Pittsburgh.

Kostopoulos, 34, has played 17 games this season for the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying three goals and four assists. His assist Saturday against Albany gave him points in four straight games (3g-1a).

The Mississauga native spent last season in Calgary, where he posted four goals and eight assists in 81 games with the Flames. He's recorded 100-or-more penalty minutes in four of his 10 NHL campaigns.

Drafted by Pittsburgh in the seventh round, 204th overall, in 1999, Kostopoulos has made stops in Los Angeles, Montreal and Carolina. He has 60 goals, 96 assists and 705 penalty minutes in 615 career games.
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