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Trade: Pens acquire Lapierre from Blues for Goc

Maxim Lapierre

St. Louis Blues’ Maxim Lapierre looks to pass the puck during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game, against the Minnesota Wild Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)


The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Marcel Goc Tuesday night.

Lapierre had two goals and nine points to go along with 16 penalty minutes in 45 games with the Blues this season.

The 29-year-old will likely slot in as the Penguins’ fourth line center. He is expected to make his debut for Pittsburgh on Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals.

Goc had two goals and four assists to go along with a minus-2 rating in 43 games this season with the Penguins. The 31-year-old was a reliable faceoff man for Pittsburgh winning 54 percent of his draws.

Both players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents following this season.

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