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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired right wing Eric Boguniecki from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Steve Poapst, it was announced Friday by General Manager Craig Patrick.

Boguniecki, 30, has appeared in nine games this season with the Blues, recording five points (1+4) and four penalty minutes.  He also appeared in two games with the Blues’ AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, going scoreless.

The 5-8 and 194-pound forward recorded his most productive season in 2002-03, when he notched 22 goals and 49 points in 80 games with St. Louis.  Boguniecki was also the American Hockey League’s MVP in 2002, recording 84 points and a league-leading 38 goals in 63 games with Worcester. 

The New Haven, Connecticut native has appeared in 129 career NHL games, recording 65 points (29+36) and 68 penalty minutes. 

Poapst, 36, appeared in 21 games this season with the Penguins, recording four assists and 10 penalty minutes.  The 6-0 and 199-pound native of Cornwall, Ontario has appeared in 266 NHL games, recording 35 points (8+27) and 136 penalty minutes. 

Poapst was signed as a free agent by the Penguins on August 15, 2005.

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