January 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) handles the puck against the New York Islanders during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The New York Islanders won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Trade Lovejoy; Recall Reese


The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced a few moves in the past hours.

First they traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2014 fifth-round-pick and then they recalled defenseman Dylan Reese from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Lovejoy appeared in three games for the Pens and failed to record a point.  On the ice he was a minus-2 rating and played five seasons with the Pittsburgh organization.

To fill Lovejoy’s vacancy, the Pens have chosen Reese.

Reese, 28, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (209th overall) of 2003 and has led all WBS defenseman this year with 15 points (3G, 12A) in 39 contests.

Prior to being in WBS, Reese has played 74 games in the NHL with the New York Islanders.  He was able to collect a total of 17 points (3G, 14A).

The Pens will play tonight in the CONSOL Energy Center against the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m.

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