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Insider Only Penguins Free Agency Updates: Paul Martin lands with Sharks, Blake Comeau gets big pay raise

Paul Martin has agreed to a four year deal with the San Jose Sharks, Pierre LeBrun reports. Martin’s agent Ben Hankinson informed the Penguins just after 11:30 a.m. that his client would be signing elsewhere. Martin picked the Sharks over the Blue Jackets.
— The Penguins, according to a team source, are not pursuing Michael Frolik.

Blake Comeau has agreed to a three year deal with the Colorado Avalanche, his agent Kurt Overhardt confirms via text message. The deal is worth $7.2 million.
Steve Downie has signed with Arizona, per Sportsnet.
— The Penguins have missed out on another Russian winger Victor Tikhonov, the Coyotes 2008 first round pick is signing with a Western Conference. Elliotte Friedman reports the most likely destination is Chicago.
Penguins were among the final couple teams in the mix.
— Within the first forty minutes of free agency, Paul Martin (San Jose), Blake Comeau (Colorado Avalanche), Thomas Greiss (New York Islanders), Taylor Chorney (Washington), Steve Downie (Arizona).

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