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Kovalev Traded to Pittsburgh

The Alex Kovalev era in Ottawa is finished as the enigmatic winger has been dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2011 conditional 7th round draft pick (per TSN).

If Pittsburgh wins the first round of the playoffs and Kovalev plays in at least fifty percent of the games, the pick becomes a sixth-round selection.

Kovalev will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and his 2-year tenure in Ottawa is one of the things critics point to as the downfall of the franchise. Kovalev returns to the Penguins where he previously played for parts of 5 seasons.

More analysis on the Senators’ moves today will be published soon on Senshot!