BREAKING: Pens have a trade in place for Brenden Morrow

Ray Shero stood pat last year. He doesn't appear to be doing the same this season. There is a deal in place for Brenden Morrow.

Via Darren Dreger:

If Morrow waives his NMC, the Pens will apparently deal prospect Joe Morrow.

While that price may seem high, this deal makes unlimited sense.

1. Morrow is a playoff performer. Great read earlier this week from Puck Daddy on Morrow:

Brenden Morrow: Playoff Warrior is an indelible memory from his last trip to the postseason in 2008. He had 15 points in 18 games, carrying the Stars into the conference finals with one of the most stirring individual efforts of the last decade.

2. He brings the veteran leadership the Pens need. He is the captain of the Stars. 

3. How scary does Neal-Malkin-Morrow line look? 

Morrow is a UFA in the offseason. His cap hit is a reasonable 4.1 million.

EDIT: Brenden Morrow waives no-trade clause.