Comrie signs with Pittsburgh

Just a quick update to the Pittsburgh Penguins Season Preview posted earlier today, the team announced this afternoon that center Mike Comrie has signed a one-year, $500,000 deal with the club. This is a substantially lower figure than the $1.25 million that Comrie made last season with the Edmonton Oilers. Pittsburgh will be Comrie’s fourth NHL team in as many seasons.

This should be a good depth signing by Pittsburgh, especially at the price. Although Comrie was limited to only 43 games with Edmonton last season because of a bout with mononucelosis, he is a veteran in the league at age 29 and has twice hit the 30-goal plateau in his career. Whether he gets time as the center on the second or third line, Comrie should help provide some offensive depth for the Penguins and make them a more dangerous team as they now have three good centers and Malkin can for sure move back to the wing where he will be much more effective.


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