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NHL Trade Deadline: Penguins add forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from Buffalo for Dominik Kahun

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An interesting reshuffling trade for the Pens who are tweaking their forward group today

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Penguins were not done this morning after adding forward Patrick Marleau from San Jose. They’ve struck a deal with the Buffalo Sabres which will send Dominik Kahun to Buffalo in exchange for Pittsburgh getting both Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues.

Rodrigues, 26, is set to be a restricted free agent this summer. He has a salary cap hit of $2.0 million dollars. Here’s his hockeydb resume:

Sheary, of course, is a former Penguin and member of the last two Stanley Cup teams. He is an unrestricted free agent this summer that was traded to Buffalo for salary cap relief in the summer of 2017. His stint with the Sabres failed to gain a lot of traction either from a big time fall off from his 2016-17 career season.

This is a pretty bold re-working of the Pens’ forward group. Kahun had scored 27 points (10 goals + 17 assists) in 50 NHL games this season, but was oft-injured as of recently. Sheary worked well with Sidney Crosby, yet did ended his Penguin stint in the Mike Sullivan doghouse.

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