Pittsburgh agreed with Ottawa about the exchange of striker Derick Brassard.
Ottawa this season will not go to the playoffs, so the club before the trade deadline is ready to part with the players.

It became known that the Canadian club sent to Pittsburgh forward Derick Brassard, whose contract for 5 million per season expires in the summer of 2019.

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30-year-old central striker this season held 58 games and scored 38 (18 + 20) points. Brassard must strengthen the position of the Penguins in the center of the third link.

In return, Pittsburgh gave the first round draft pick-2018, 19-year-old goalkeeper Philip Gustavsson and defender Ian Cole.

Gustavsson in the NHL has not played, and the 29-year-old Cole this season held 47 matches and scored 13 (3 + 10) points.

Pittsburgh now ranks second in the Metropolitan Division and is fighting for an exit in the playoffs, while Ottawa’s penultimate in the Atlantic division has not previously been ruled out that in the framework of perestroika, Captain Eric Carlsson can be exchanged.