The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to trade right wing Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for left wing Luca Caputi and defenseman Martin Skoula.
The deal was pending a standard trade call with the NHL, as first reported by TSN, but that has since been completed.
Ponikarovsky, 29, has collected 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points in 61 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
In 477 career NHL games, all with the Leafs, Ponikarovsky has accumulated 114 goals and 143 assists for 257 points. He was originally drafted by the Leafs in the fourth-round (87th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Caputi, 21, has one goal and one assist in four games with the Penguins this season. The Toronto native was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth-round (111th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Skoula, 30, has picked up three goals and five assists for eight points in 33 games with the Penguins this season.
In 757 career NHL games with Colorado, Anaheim, Dallas, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Skoula has accumulated 44 goals and 149 assists for 193 points. He was originally drafted 17th overall by the Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
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