Just a day after acquiring forward Brenden Morrow, the Pittsburgh Penguins kept themselves active, as it is being reported that the team traded a second-round pick and a conditional pick to the San Jose Sharks for veteran defenseman Douglas Murray – according to tsn.
Murray, 33, was selected by the Sharks in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and has played his entire career with the San Jose organization.
He is now in the last year of his four-year contract, which gives Pittsburgh the leeway to possibly cut ties with him following the season.
And it also gives the Pens their second rental-type player in the past two days.
If he does opt to not re-sign with Pittsburgh, it is being reported that the second pick in the deal will end up being a conditional pick.
It is unclear at this point as to where Murray will line up, but its a good possibility he could be skating with Deryk Engelland to make the last defensive pairing more of a brickwall than it already is.
Don’t blink, cause the Pens just might make another deal, so stay tuned for more trade activity.