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Oilers acquire Stone from Penguins

The Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, announced today the acquisition of forward Ryan Stone, goaltender Dany Sabourin and a fourth-round draft choice in 2011 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for goaltender Mathieu Garon.

Stone, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound native of Calgary, Alta., was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In 38 games with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, Stone has tallied nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points with 53 penalty minutes.

Stone, 23, set career highs with 28 assists, 39 points and 129 PIM in 65 games with the Penguins in 2008, helping the club to the Calder Cup Finals. In 219 career AHL games, all with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Stone has totaled 41 goals, 95 assists and 377 PIM.

Stone has also appeared in eight career NHL games with Pittsburgh, recording one assist and seven penalty minutes.

Sabourin, 28, won the Baz Bastien Award in 2005-06 as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender after going 30-14-4 with a 2.26 goals-against average with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He was 6-8-2 in 19 games with Pittsburgh this season.

Garon was an AHL All-Star in 2005, finishing that season with a 32-14-4 mark with Manchester. He has played 200 NHL games with Edmonton, Los Angeles and Montreal.