Friday January 2nd, 2015

The Edmonton Oilers have traded left wing David Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins for left wing Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick, the team announced Friday.

Perron, 26, is in his eighth year in the league since being a first-round pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2007. He spent the first six seasons of his career with the Blues before being traded to the Oilers in July 2013. In 38 games this season, he has five goals and 14 assists.

The 26-year-old Klinkhammer has played in just 10 games this season for the Penguins, recording one goal and two assists. He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes during his five-year career.

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The Oilers are in last place in the Pacific Division with an 8-22-8 record. They play at the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

The Penguins are 23-9-5 and in first place in the Metropolitan Division. They host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

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