The Penguins made two changes on their defense Wednesday, trading Ben Lovejoy to Anaheim for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and recalling Dylan Reese from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
Lovejoy, 28, signed as a free agent in 2007 after playing at Dartmouth, had four goals, 25 points in 98 games with the Penguins. But he had played sparingly in just three games this season and was a healthy scratch the past four games.
Reese, 28 and an Upper St. Clair native, signed with the Penguins last summer. He had three goals, 15 points in 39 points for Wilkes-Barre. He previously had three goals, 17 points in 74 games with the New York Islanders after a college career at Harvard.
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