Jarome Iginla moves to Penguins for shot at Stanley Cup

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In 1,219 career regular-season games in 16 seasons, all with Calgary, he has 525 goals and 570 assists. He has 28 goals and 21 assists in 54 career playoff games and has played for Canada in three Olympics. Iginla assisted on Crosby’s gold-medal winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Vancouver Games.

The Penguins have won 13 straight heading into Thursday night’s game against Winnipeg and have done much of it without Malkin, who remains sidelined with an upper body injury. Pittsburgh also placed defenseman Kris Letang on injured reserve on Wednesday with a lower body injury and No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is being evaluated after getting run over in a 1-0 victory against Montreal on Tuesday.

None of the injuries appears to be serious and if Pittsburgh can stay healthy over the season’s final six weeks, they will be the prohibitive favorite to make it out of the Eastern Conference and vie for the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup.

The bold move to land Iginla only raises the stakes.

“The team on paper doesn’t mean too much,” Shero said. “We have to do it on the ice.”

There are no such hopes — this year anyway — for the Flames, who hope forwards Agostino and Hanowski can one day be part of a new foundation to build around.

The 20-year-old Agostino was selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. The junior leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 goals and 22 assists in 33 games this season. Yale will face Minnesota on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The 22-year-old Hanowski, a third-round pick in 2009, recently finished his senior season at St. Cloud State, where he was the team captain. He had 16 goals and 13 assists in 34 games this season.

 

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