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Penguins acquire Alexei Kovalev

Updated: February 24, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins added another top winger Thursday, acquiring Alexei Kovalev from the Ottawa Senators.

In return, the Penguins gave up a conditional seventh-round pick in this year's draft. The pick turns into a sixth-rounder if Pittsburgh reaches the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and Kovalev appears in at least 50 percent of the first-round games.

The trade is Pittsburgh's second in four days, as the team attempts to shore up a banged-up roster that ...

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