Skip to main content


Penguins acquire Kovalev in trade with Senators @NHL

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Forward Alex Kovalev is returning to Pittsburgh after the Penguins acquired him in a trade with the Ottawa Senators for a conditional draft pick.

The deal announced Thursday was Pittsburgh's second in four days as the team attempts to shore up a banged-up lineup that's minus 12 regulars.

The 38-year-old Kovalev is a 17-year NHL veteran, who played for the Penguins from 1998 through the 2002-03 season before being traded to Montreal.

In exchange, the Penguins gave up a seventh-round pick in this year's draft. It will turn into a sixth-round pick if Pittsburgh reaches the second round of the playoffs and Kovalev appears in at least 50 percent of the first-round games.

Kovalev has 14 goals and 13 assists in 54 games this season.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.