Alexei Kovalev

February 24, 2011 by staff 

Alexei Kovalev, The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired onward Alexei Kovalev of the Ottawa Senators, adding together moment offense to missing list main scorers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. With Crosby until further notice with a concussion and Malkin sideline with a knee hurt, the Penguins on its website ( /) they sent a seventh round in 2011 look to Ottawa for the qualified Russian, who has career goals and 1,017 points in 18 seasons. This is the next tour of duty including Penguins Kovalev, who spent part of five seasons in Pittsburgh from to 2003. A three-time All-Star, the inscrutable Russian sniper has goals and assists this season and was the subject of trade talk for a while.

Taken with the 15th pick overall by the New York Rangers in the 1991 Draft, Kovalev helped the Rangers to the Stanley Cup during and won an Olympic gold medal as a part of the Unified Team in Games Winter 1992. The 38-year former winger was the first Russian to be chosen in the opening round of the NHL draft. Elsewhere in the NHL, Anaheim Ducks moved to consolidate their goalie trade backup guard with Tampa Bay. By starting goaltender Jonas Hiller on the injured list suffering from dizziness and fatigue, the Ducks sent Curtis McElhinney in Florida for the additional qualified Dan Ellis, who was 13-7-6 with a 2.89 goals versus norm as backup Dwayne Roloson.

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