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Penguins, Senators swap minor league players

Updated: 06-12-2018 04:08 IST

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Ben Sexton and defenseman Macoy Erkamps on Wednesday from the Ottawa Senators, the team announced.

The Penguins sent defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg to Ottawa in exchange.

Sexton and Erkamps, both of whom are in the final year of two-way contracts, have been assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Sexton earns $725,000 a year in the NHL and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Erkamps will become a restricted free agent.

His NHL pay is $655,000.

Sexton, 27, played college hockey at Clarkson. He made his NHL debut last season with his hometown team, the Senators, and didn't score. This season, he has nine assists in 17 games with the Belleville Senators of the AHL.

The 23-year-old Erkamps had six points (one goal, five assists) in 21 games for Brampton Beast of the ECHL this year.

Elliott, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche who has eight goals and 16 assists in 84 games across parts of five seasons.

Lindberg, 23, was a fourth-round pick of the Senators in 2013. He tallied two points in his only six games of NHL experience with Toronto in 2015-16.

--Field Level Media

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