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Tangradi Traded for 7th Round Pick!

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Pens got more for Ben Lovjoy! :lol:
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The Big Dog is a Jet.
Eric Tangradi, once considered one of the promising power forwards in hockey, was traded to the Winnipeg Jets by the Penguins on Wednesday. In return for Tangradi, a left winger, the Penguins receive a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Tangradi, 24, has scored one goal in 45 NHL games.
He became the Penguins' top prospect upon joining the organization Feb. 26, 2009. Tangradi and left winger Chris Kunitz were acquired from Anaheim in exchange for defenseman Ryan Whitney.
Tangradi was a second-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Ducks.
At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, he is built like a prototype power forward. However, his game never matured to the point that Penguins felt comfortable playing him regularly in a top-six spot.
Tangradi opened this season on a line with center Evgeni Malkin and right winger James Neal but lasted only four games there. He had not played since Jan. 26 and was a healthy scratch the previous eight games.
The Penguins play at Winnipeg on Friday.
They are set to face the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night.
Defensemen Kris Letang and Matt Niskanen have been activated for the contest, and defenseman Dylan Reese has been reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
Reese, an Upper St. Clair native, played in three games for the Penguins during his recall.
Niskanen (ankle) has missed eight consecutive games, and Letang (lower body, undisclosed) has not played in three contests.
The Penguins (8-5-0, 16 points) have lost two in a row after winning five straight.
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