Erik Gudbranson is on the move, again. The defenseman is off to Anaheim in exchange for Ducks forward Andreas Martinsen and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.
Gudbranson has laced up for Florida, Vancouver, and Pittsburgh since the spring of 2016.
The Penguins have acquired forward Andreas Martinsen and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Erik Gudbranson.
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The move helps the Penguins with cap flexibility as Gudbranson carries a $4-million cap hit through next season, and Martinsen earns only $750,000 as a minor leaguer. The Ducks are in need of blue line support, especially after Josh Manson suffered an upper-body injury Thursday.
In nine NHL seasons, the 27-year-old has scored 16 goals and 64 points in 474 regular-season games. Gudbranson was drafted third overall (yes, third!) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Florida where he spent the first five years of his career.
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