Pittsburgh Penguins get stronger with trade for Douglas Murray

San Jose Sharks defenceman Douglas Murray (left) knocks over Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan...

San Jose Sharks defenceman Douglas Murray (left) knocks over Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan during NHL action in Calgary, Alberta, January 20, 2013. )REUTERS/Todd Korol)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:54 PM ET

The Pittsburgh Penguins added another piece to their roster puzzle Monday.

After trading for forward Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars on Sunday, the Pens boosted their defence with the acquisition of gritty San Jose Sharks blueliner Douglas Murray a day later.

In return for Murray, the Sharks receive a 2013 second-round draft pick and a 2014 conditional second-rounder.

This season, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists and 26 penalty minutes in 29 games. He led the Sharks with 64 blocked shots and the defence with 56 hits.

The 33-year-old Swede has spent his entire eight-year career with the Sharks. He’s played 451 career regular-season games, scoring six goals and 53 assists.


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