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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Josh Archibald, goalie Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick. 

It was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford on Tuesday.

The 2019 fourth-round draft pick acquired by the Penguins originally belonged to the Minnesota Wild.

Leighton, who is signed to a two-way contract, will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the season.

Leighton has played in 110 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes.

As for Archibald, he played just three games with the Pens this season.