Penguins swap prospects with Senators


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Tobias Lindberg in Penguins training camp. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Penguins have traded defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg to the Senators for forward Ben Sexton and defenseman Macoy Erkamps.

Elliott, 27, had registered one goal and seven assists in 20 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He has 84 games of NHL experience in his career. As a veteran by AHL standards, he was forced to sit some nights so Wilkes-Barre would be under the five veteran-player limit.

With the loss of Elliott, Wilkes-Barre's only right-handed defensemen are Ethan Prow and Zach Trotman.

Lindberg, 23, had two goals and four assists in 15 games with Wilkes-Barre this season, primarily in a fourth line role. He had missed some recent games as a healthy scratch.

Lindberg returns to the organization that drafted him in 2013. The Senators previously traded Lindberg to the Maple Leafs in February 2016. The Maple Leafs traded Lindberg to the Golden Knights in October 2017. The Golden Knights sent Lindberg to the Penguins in the three-team Ryan Reaves/Derick Brassard trade in February. That's a lot of movement for a guy that young.

Sexton, 27, had been playing with the Senators' AHL affiliate in Belleville as an alternate captain this season. He has nine assists in 17 games. He recorded 10 goals and 11 assists in 30 games with Belleville last season, and played his first two career games in the NHL with Ottawa. He has played both center and wing in his career, and stands at 5-feet-11, 196 pounds.

Sexton's father, Randy, was the Penguins' director of amateur scouting from 2010-16, and is currently the assistant general manager for the Sabres.

Erkamps, 23, has spent the entirety of this season in the ECHL with the Brampton Beast. The 6-feet, 196-pound defenseman has one goal and five assists in 21 games. He has 57 games of AHL experience over the last two seasons, registering one goal and five assists.

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