We finally learned on Monday whether the Sharks were going to make a move before the trade deadline when they dealt defenseman Douglas Murray to the Penguins.
In exchange, the Sharks receive a second round pick in 2013 and a conditional second round pick in 2014. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the 2014 pick becomes a third rounder if the Pens do not re-sign Murray this summer or if they fail to make it to this year’s conference finals.
Via Kevin Kurz, here’s Sharks GM Doug Wilson:
“We have tremendous respect for Douglas as a hockey player and a person. He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons and he has been in the Sharks family for the past 14 years. This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves.”
And here’s Murray, per David Pollak:
“San Jose has become home for me and I’m leaving with an empty feeling with the teams we had here not getting it done,” Murray said Monday morning. “But it’s extremely exciting going to Pittsburgh, g...