PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils, who beat Monday's NHL deadline by each making a splashy deal over the weekend, meet Tuesday night in a Metropolitan Division clash at PPG Paints Arena.
Pittsburgh (36-23-4), third in the division, acquired Derick Brassard from Ottawa, giving the Penguins a formidable lineup at center. On deadline day, they made only a swap of minor league centers.
It's not clear whether Brassard will be available Tuesday. He was awaiting immigration clearance as of late Monday.
New Jersey (32-22-8), in the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, traded for speedy center Michael Grabner. The Devils didn't stop there, acquiring forward Patrick Maroon on deadline day from Edmonton for New Jersey's 2019 third-round draft pick and the rights to forward J.D. Dudek. >> Read more
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