Penguins trade Robert Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for Ian Cole

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a defensive-oriented deal with the St. Louis Blues.

The Pens sent Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round pick to St. Louis in exchange for Ian Cole, Pittsburgh announced Monday.

Cole, 26, has appeared in 54 games for the Blues this season, registering four goals and five assists. He'll be a restricted free agent at season's end.

Bortuzzo, 25, had appeared in 38 games, scoring two goals and adding four assists and will also be a restricted free agent this summer.

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Penguins trade Robert Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for Ian Cole
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