Senators reacquire Lindberg in four-player AHL trade with Penguins


Oshawa Generals Tobias Lindberg, right, is congratulated by teammate Mitchell Vande Sompel after he scored the tying goal against Quebec Remparts. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

The Ottawa Senators have reacquired a familiar face.

In a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, the Senators announced they have acquired winger Tobias Lindberg and defenceman Stefan Elliott in exchange for forward Ben Sexton and blue-liner Macoy Erkamps.

Originally a 2014 fourth-round pick of the Senators, Lindberg was part of the 2016 nine-player trade that sent former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf to the nation’s capital. The 22-year-old played six games for the Leafs and 66 for the Marlies over two seasons.

Lindberg was dealt to Vegas in October 2017 in the Calvin Pickard trade, and then he was sent to Pittsburgh in exchange for Ryan Reaves in February 2018. In 15 AHL games this season with Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Lindberg has six points (two goals, four assists).

Elliott, has appeared in 20 games for Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate, recording eight points (one goal, seven assists). Originally a Colorado second-round pick, the 27-year-old has featured in 84 NHL games with the Avalanche, Coyotes and Predators, registering 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists).

The Penguins acquire Sexton, a 27-year-old Ottawa native, who played in two games with the Senators last season, and Erkamps, a 23-year-old undrafted defenceman who currently plays in the ECHL with the Brampton Beast.

Additionally, the Senators’ AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, announced on Wednesday the team has completed a further transaction with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which has seen Bellville deal forward Ryan Scarfo to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in exchange for future considerations.

December 5, 2018 - 5:17 pm ET
ott Ottawa Senators
  • Tobias Lindberg
  • Stefan Elliott
pit Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Macoy Erkamps
  • Ben Sexton
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