Pontus Aberg

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    Penguins' Pontus Aberg: Acquired via trade

    Pontus Aberg was brought in by the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, in addition to Kasperi Kapanen and Jesper Lindgren, in exchange for Evan Rodrigues, David Warsofsky, Filip Hallander and a 2020 first-round draft selection.Aberg agreed to terms with KHL club Traktor Chelyabinsk in July of 2020, though the agreement could include an NHL out clause that would allow the winger to rejoin the team ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. The Swede will need a new contract if he is going to play for Pittsburgh next year, as he is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. At a minimum, the Pens figure to hand Aberg a qualifying offer to retain his rights.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Signs with Russian club

    Pontus Aberg agreed to terms on a one-year deal with KHL team Traktor Chelyabinsk on Monday.Aberg put up solid numbers in the minors with 20 goals and 24 helpers in 55 appearances but was only able to crack the Leafs' lineup five times this season. Despite Aberg signing overseas, the club will likely give him a qualifying offer this offseason in order to retain his rights.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Headed for AHL

    The Toronto Maple Leafs sent Pontus Aberg back to AHL Toronto on Friday.Aberg drew into two games for the Leafs during his brief stint with the team but averaged just 6:41 of ice time between them and compiled only a pair of shots and a hit. The fringe winger will rejoin his AHL mates and await his next opportunity at the top level.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Recalled by Leafs

    The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Pontus Aberg from AHL Toronto on Monday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.The 26-year-old Aberg continues to dominate the AHL ranks, as he's racked up 38 points over 43 games -- the best on the team. With the flu bug making its rounds in the locker room, Aberg will add necessary depth ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Heads back to minors

    The Toronto Maple Leafs reassigned Pontus Aberg to AHL Toronto on Sunday.Aberg played three games with the big club and even earned time on the top line with Auston Matthews, but he managed just one assist and two shots on net. The 26-year-old will return to the minors, where he has accrued 24 points in 22 games.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Summoned to The Show

    The Toronto Maple Leafs promoted Pontus Aberg from AHL Toronto on Friday.Toronto placed Andreas Johnsson (leg) on long-term injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Aberg is likely in for an extended stay with the parent club. The 26-year-old winger has racked up 10 goals and 24 points in 22 minor-league appearances this season.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Waived for assignment

    The Toronto Maple Leafs waived Pontus Aberg for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Toronto on Saturday, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.Aberg played for four different teams over the last two years, so it wouldn't be surprising if another squad scooped him off waivers. He had respectable success last year, totaling 13 goals and 25 points -- seven on the power play -- in 59 NHL games. Aberg has the potential to be the "next man up" if the Leafs run into the injury bug.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Returning Wednesday

    Pontus Aberg (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for the Leafs' preseason clash with Ottawa on Wednesday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.Aberg -- and the rest of his training camp group -- will watch from the press box Tuesday before taking the ice for Wednesday's matchup with the Senators. After signing with the Leafs during the offseason, the winger is far from guaranteed a roster spot for Opening Night and could find himself on the waiver wire if he doesn't perform during training camp.

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    Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Lands one-year contract

    Pontus Aberg (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $700,000 deal with Toronto on Wednesday.Aberg was a flop for Minnesota last season, as he managed just six points in 22 outings and missed the final five games of the year due to injury. As such, it didn't come as a shock to see the Wild opt to let the winger hit free agency, rather than issue him a qualifying offer. Toronto will be the fifth organization the 25-year-old finds himself playing for since breaking into the league during the 2016-17 campaign. If Aberg can't find his grove will the Leafs, it may be his last opportunity to cement himself as an NHL player.

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    Wild's Pontus Aberg: Not qualified by Wild

    Pontus Aberg (undisclosed) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.Aberg would occasionally sit as a healthy scratch last season, but he found his way into the lineup more often than not and ultimately posted 25 points in 59 games between the Ducks and Wild. Only six of those points came in 22 appearances with Minnesota, however, and the Wild didn't see enough from the Swede to justify keeping him in the organization's plans moving forward.

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