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Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was in conversations today to upgrade the roster but came out of the deadline with one small minor league deal in acquiring forward Josh Jooris from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Rutherford cited the high prices of why the Penguins stood pat at the NHL level.

The biggest news of the day, though, is Rutherford announcing the Penguins are close to an extension with Patric Hornqvist.

An agreement is in place and will be announced tomorrow.

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For months the Penguins believed a deal was looking unlikely but talks intensified between the Penguins and Hornqvist’s agent Craig Oster of Newport Sports in the past couple days that led to a breakthrough.

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