Penguins Extend Their G-M's Contract

Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. center, tries to shoot between Atlanta Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg, top, and Johnny Oduya, bottom, during the first period Saturday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins extended general manager Jim Rutherford's contract through the 2021-22 season, and shortly after that announcement came news that he'd completed another trade.
The Pens send forward Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Tanner Pearson.
The 30-year-old Hagelin played a pivotal role in Pittsburgh's run to consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017, but is off to a sluggish start for Pittsburgh this season, with just one goal and two assists in 16 games. Hagelin is making $4 million this season and is scheduled to become a free agent next summer.
The 26-year-old Pearson has had an even slower start, with just one assist in 17 games for Los Angeles. But he is signed through the 2020-21 season. He is signed through the 2020-21 season, and his contract carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.
Meanwhile, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skipped practice while being evaluated for what's being described as an upper-body injury.



 
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