Penguins Acquire Perron from Oilers


The Pittsburgh Penguins made a move Friday to invigorate their offense, acquiring left winger David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round draft pick.

David Perron

David Perron

Perron, 26, has five goals and 19 points through 38 games this season, a sharp decline from the 28 goals he scored last season.

The Penguins lost wingers Blake Comeau and Patric Hornqvist to injuries in December, and both are expected to miss significant time. The addition of Perron will fill a hole on one of the top two forward lines.

In being moved to Pittsburgh, Perron joins the Penguins who are second-place in the East, leaving the Oilers who sit in last-place in the Western conference with just 8 wins this season.

Klinkhammer, 28, played in just 10 games for the Penguins after joining the team following a December 5 trade from the Phoenix Coyotes.

He has four goals and two assists in 29 total games this season.