The Pittsburgh Penguins are showing that they are strong believers in goaltender Jeff Zatkoff being a capable NHL backup goaltender.
The Penguins and Zatkoff have agreed to a two year extension worth $1.2 million, the Penguins announced.
The deal is a one-way contract and begins in 2014-2015 and runs through 2015-2016. Zatkoff will carry a $600,000 cap hit.
Zatkoff has performed very well after taking over the reins as the No. 2 goaltender. Zatkoff became the Penguins first rookie goaltender since Johan Hedberg in 2001 to win six straight games. Zatkoff is 6-2 with a 2.46 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in eight games this season.
The Penguins do not anticipate Tomas Vokoun returning this season and Vokoun is considered likely tor retire at seasons end.