James Neal traded to Predators

Updated: June 28, 2014, 1:01 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh Penguins left winger James Neal was traded to the Nashville Predators during the first round of NHL draft on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center.

Nashville sent Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Penguins.

The move provides the offensively challenged Predators a much-needed scoring threat in Neal. The Penguins, meanwhile, gain some depth on the wing with Hornqvist and Spaling. 

"In this deal, we got to drop our cap a little bit ...

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