Only a few moments ago word broke on NHL.com that the Ottawa Senators have traded the talented Alexei Kovalev to the ailing Pittsburgh Penguins, in exchange for a conditional draft pick.For the Penguins, this trade comes as a utility move for Pittsburgh as they are will be most likely finishing this season without both Sidney Crosby as well as Evgeni Malkin. In 54 games this season, Kovalev has 27 points including 7 goals which have come in the last 10 games.
It appears as though this season is going absolutely no where for Ottawa as they continue in the chase for the number one overall pick in this years draft.
The rumour mill continues, as Ottawa is dumping many of their long time and top players. Word is spreading that Jason Spezza could be moved before the deadline possibly to a team like Toronto who needs a big man up front to compliment Kessel.