NHL notes: Penguins acquire Brenden Morrow from Stars

The Penguins acquired Brenden Morrow (above) and a third-round draft pick from the Stars in...

The Penguins acquired Brenden Morrow (above) and a third-round draft pick from the Stars in exchange for defensive prospect Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick Sunday. (TODD KOROL/Reuters)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow in a trade Sunday night.

The deal sees the Pens adding the veteran and a third-round pick in 2013 for 20-year-old defenceman prospect Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick in 2013, reports ESPN. The two players are unrelated.

Morrow becomes an unrestricted free agent in July.

The 34-year-old native of Carlyle, Sask., has spent his entire career in Dallas. In 29 games this season, he has six goals and 11 points.

DEVILS' KOVALCHUK OUT 2-4 WEEKS

Ilya Kovalchuk could miss 2-4 weeks with a shoulder injury after getting hurt during Saturday's game.

Kovalchuk crashed into the end boards and came up holding the shoulder during the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

"It's not an operative situation," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told the Bergen Record. "It's a shoulder injury. As I said, it could be two (weeks), it could be four, it could be less, certainly not more."

Kovalchuk ranks second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 27 points.

The Devils, already without the services of injured winger Alexei Ponikarovsky, called up left winger Marri Pesonen from Albany of the AHL.

MALKIN NOT RUSHING RETURN FROM INJURY

Evgeni Malkin missed his eighth consecutive game for the Penguins Sunday, saying he will not be back until his shoulder feels 100%.

"No rush. I have a workout program with my doctor and (Penguins strength and conditioning coach) Mike Kadar," he told NHL.com following a morning skate with the team. "I played a little in the corners today. It's still a little sore, but we will see next game."

The Penguins are picking up the slack, winning their last seven games without Malkin in the lineup. The Pens are 9-2 without him this season.

Malkin has not played since a 5-4 shootout win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 9.

DUCKS SIGN DVORAK

The Anaheim Ducks are bringing Radek Dvorak back to the NHL after signing the forward to a one-year contract Sunday, according to TSN.

The 36-year-old's deal is worth $675,000 and he must clear waivers before joining the Ducks because he played in Europe this season. Dvorak played seven games with HC Davos of Swiss National League A.

Last season with the Stars, he registered four goals and 17 assists in 73 games.

In 16 NHL seasons with the Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers and Stars, Dvorak has 219 goals and 358 assists in 1,191 games.


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