Brenden Morrow

The Devils obviously will not be playing postseason hockey this year.

Yet, somehow they still managed to claim the season series from the Eastern Conference's top team.

New Jersey came from 2-0 down to send its home crowd out with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Prudential Center.

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  • Ilya Kovalchuk was placed on IR and will miss two to four weeks with a right shoulder injury... (NJ.com)
  • ...but newly-acquired forward Matt D'Agostini feels this is opportunity with Kovalchuk on the shelf (NJ.com)
  • The Penguins acquired ANOTHER top-six forward Sunday when they acquired Brenden Morrow from Dallas (NHL.com)
  • The Rangers, Islanders and Flyers all lost Sunday. Naturally, Pittsburgh won (NHL.com)
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5:53PM: Pierre LeBrun tweets that the deal is B. Morrow and a third to Pitt and J. Morrow, a 2011 first round pick, and a fifth round pick.

Darren Dreger tweets "Joe Morrow is considered a very solid prospect. Pittsburgh pays for B.Morrow's experience and grit."

5:15PM: Aaron Ward tweets that Morrow has waived his NTC to go to Pittsburgh.

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In the Dallas Morning News, Mike Heika spoke with Dallas captain Brendon Morrow about the chance that he gets traded at the deadline.

Morrow is a UFA at the end of the season an reportedly wouldn't stand in the way of a trade.

At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance writes that Morrow adds "depth, grit and experience" to any team, but he isn't the same player that he was.

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In the Dallas Morning News, Mike Heika writes that it's doubtful that the Dallas Stars will shop Brenden Morrow but they will have to entertain the idea of trading him if teams call about him.

Morrow has a full-no trade clause but Heika writes "He might be ready for a fresh start, and the guess is that a team pursuing him could have realistic designs on a very long playoff run in 2012-13. That could be very appealing to a guy who has missed the playoffs the past four seasons."

Morrow was teammates with Brad Richards in Dallas.

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At Sportsnet, Mark Spector writes about Brenden Morrow and calls him "Shane Doan Lite" in terms of how he plays and the impact he can have on a game.

Spector writes, "He's 33, and has played the game like a warrior every night for a dozen seasons. Like a Jarome Iginla, there are a ton of hard miles on that chassis, but like Iggy, that's also what makes Morrow so valuable."

Spector thinks that Morrow still has some game left but that on a real cup contender, he is a third liner and not the second liner he may think he is.

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At TSN, Bob McKenzie writes that many teams are wondering if Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow will become available at the trade deadline.

Morrow, 33,? is signed through next season with a cap hit of $4.1 million.

He is 5-11, 205 and McKenzie says, "The former Canadian Olympian is physical, can score and his character and leadership abilities are well documented."

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