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Sharks Acquire Forward Ben Eager From Atlanta

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San Jose Sharks forward Ben Eager. (Getty Images/NHL)

San Jose Sharks forward Ben Eager. (Getty Images/NHL)

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SAN JOSE (AP) ― The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Ben Eager from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2011 NHL entry draft.

Doug Wilson, the Sharks’ executive vice president and general manager, made the announcement on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Eager has played in 34 games with Atlanta this season, posting three goals, seven assists, a plus-four rating and 77 penalty minutes.

Eager was with the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks last season. He has also played with Philadelphia.

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