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Bruins acquire Khudobin from Wild for Penner, Lehtonen rights

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TSN.ca Staff
2/28/2011 4:53:14 PM
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The Boston Bruins acquired goalie Anton Khudobin in a trade with the Minnesota Wild, in exchange for Providence Bruins defenceman Jeff Penner and the restricted free agent rights to forward Mikko Lehtonen.

Khudobin has appeared in 34 games for the AHL's Houston Aeros, with a 19-12-1 record, a 2.58 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. The 24-year-old has played in four NHL games this season with Minnesota, having a record of 2-1-0, a 1.59 GAA and a .940 SV%. He recorded his first career NHL shutout when he made 32 saves in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on January 16. 

Originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Khudobin has appeared in six career NHL games, all with Minnesota.

Penner, 23, led the Providence Bruins in plus/minus with a plus-10 rating. He has appeared in two career NHL games; both during the 2009-10 season with Boston, and had no points or penalty minutes. Penner was undrafted and played one season of collegiate hockey with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. In 207 career AHL games, all with Providence, he had 22 goals and 60 assists with 108 penalty minutes.

Lehtonen has spent this season with Skelleftea HC of the Swedish Elite League. In 52 games, the 23-year-old has 29 goals and 27 assists. The Wild now own his NHL restricted free agent rights.

Anton Khudobin (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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