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Penguins send Whitney to Ducks

Updated: February 27, 2009, 12:19 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins added a quality forward to their lineup Thursday when they acquired Chris Kunitz and 20-year-old prospect Eric Tangradi from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for offensive defenseman Ryan Whitney.

Penguins fans have been clamoring for general manager Ray Shero to get a winger to play with Sidney Crosby. Mission accomplished, although Shero downplayed the fact the player was acquired specifically to play with No. 87.

"He's a top six-forward; wherever the ...

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