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Insider Only Pens updated cap situation, following Arron Asham signing; Rupp to test Free Agency

Cap Situation for one-way and two-way Players
With the Arron Asham signing, the Penguins have around $6.5 million in cap space.
The Penguins have approximately $57.791 million committed to 19 players for the 2011-2012 season.
Mike Rupp, Max Talbot will test free agency. Rupp recently rejected a two year offer, which led to the Penguins moving on to Arron Asham.
Meanwhile, the team believes it might closing in on a new deal with Tyler Kennedy and have an offer on the table to Jaromir Jagr.
Here is an updated look at the Pens cap situation with cap hits for one-way players and two-way players (who figure to battle for jobs)
Sidney Crosby – $8.7 million
Evgeni Malkin – $8.7 million

Jordan Staal – $4 million
Chris Kunitz – $3.725 million
James Neal – $2.850 million
Matt Cooke – $1.8 million
Pascal Dupuis – $1.5 million
Arron Asham – $775,000
Craig Adams – $675,000
Mark Letestu – $625,000
Total: $33.350
Paul Martin – $5 million
Zbynek Michalek – $4 million
Brooks Orpik – $3.75 million
Kris Letang – $3.5 million
Matt Niskanen – $1.5 million
Deryk Engelland – $566,000
Ben Lovejoy – $525,000
Total: $18.841 million
Marc Andre Fleury – $5 million
Brent Johnson – $600,000
Total: $5.6 million
Projected Cap Space: $6.5 million
Here are some cap hits for players on two-way deals who could win jobs out of camp:
Eric Tangradi – $849,000
Nick Johnson – $550,000
Dustin Jeffrey – $550,000 (Qualifying offer made: Cap hit to be determined, if qualifying offer is not accepted.)
Ryan Craig – $525,000
Joe Vitale – $512,000
Simon Despres – $840,000
Brian Strait – $862,000
Robert Bortuzzo – $535,000

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