Blues trade Maxim Lapierre to Penguins for Marcel Goc

Wednesday January 28th, 2015

The St. Louis Blues traded forward Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Marcel Goc, the team announced on Tuesday.

Lapierre, 29, has two goals and seven assists in 45 games for the Blues this season. This was his second season in St. Louis, and he was averaging about 10 minutes of ice time per game.

Lapierre is a nine-year veteran and has 65 goals and 72 assists in 579 career games. Before joining the Blues, he played for the Canucks, Ducks and Canadiens.

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The 31-year-old Goc has scored two goals and added four assists this season for the Penguins. He was averaging around 12 minutes of ice time per game in his second season with the Penguins.

Goc is also in his ninth season and has previously played for the Panthers, Predators and Sharks.

The Blues are 29-13-4 and tied with the Blackhawks for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They host the Predators on Thursday.

Pittsburgh is currently the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 27-12-8 record. The Penguins play at the Capitals on Wednesday.

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