Penguins trade Neal for Predators' Hornqvist and Spaling


PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from the Nashville Predators in exchange for James Neal.
It was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford Friday.
Hornqvist, 27, is a four-time 20-goal scorer who posted 22 goals, 31 assists and 53 points in 76 contests this past year, with his point total a career-best. He also served as an alternate captain for the Predators.
Spaling, 25, is coming off a career year this past season, recording 13 goals, 19 assists and 32 points in 71 games.