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Insider Only Penguins Free Agency Update III: MacArthur not happening, focus is on Rob Scuderi

PENGUINS FREE AGENCY UPDATE III
Per Jonathan Willis, Edmonton reporter Bob Stauffer says the Penguins are “likely to sign” Leafs winger Clarke MacArthur. MacArthur had 8 goals and 20 points last season for the Leafs. Scouts feel in the right system and coach, he can be a 20 goal scorer again. MacArthur had 21 goals and 62 points for the Leafs in 2010-2011 and scored 20 goals in 2011-2012.
He’s an excellent skater and the Penguins are a team that loves advanced stats. MacArthur had he second best corsi rating on the Leafs. While there’s been contact between the Penguins and MacArthur’s agent Don Meehan, a source confirms to Inside Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh’s focus has been finalizing a deal for defenseman Rob Scuderi, the Penguins top priority. A decision will be made soon by Scuderi and a deal with Pittsburgh is considered likely.The Kings believe Scuderi is headed to Penguins.
Updated (12:36 p.m.): Agent Don Meehan to Inside Pittsburgh Sports on Clarke MacArthur signing with Penguins: “No chance”.

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