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Sprong traded to Ducks by Penguins for Pettersson

Pittsburgh sends forward to Anaheim for defenseman

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Daniel Sprong was traded to the Anaheim Ducks by the Pittsburgh Penguins for Marcus Pettersson on Monday.

Sprong, a 21-year-old forward, has four assists in 16 games this season. He was averaging 8:34 of ice time per game, lowest among Pittsburgh forwards to play at least 10 games.

A second-round pick (No. 46) by the Penguins in the 2015 NHL Draft, Sprong has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 42 NHL games.

The Ducks play the Chicago Blackhawks at Honda Center on Wednesday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, WGN).

Pettersson, a 22-year-old defenseman, has six assists, a plus-4 rating and is averaging 14:01 of ice time in 27 games. 

A second-round pick (No. 38) by the Ducks in the 2014 NHL Draft, Pettersson has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 49 NHL games.

The Penguins play the Colorado Avalanche at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, ATTSN-PT, ALT, NHL.TV).

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