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Insider Only Penguins resign Pascal Dupuis to a 2 year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed winger Pascal Dupuis to a 2 year deal worth $3 million.
Dupuis will carry a cap hit of $1.5 million per season.
The 32 year old had 17 goals and 20 assists last season in 81 games. Dupuis had a cap hit of $1.4 million in 2010-2011.
The Penguins value Dupuis’ versatility up and down the lineup and believe he’s one of the best penalty killers in the NHL.
Here’s is an updated cap situation for the Penguins with cap hit breakdowns for each player:
The Penguins now have $57.016 million committed to 18 players for the 2011-2012 season.
Forwards
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
Craig Adams – $675,000
Mark Letestu – $625,000
Total: $32.575
Defensemen
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
Goaltenders
Marc Andre Fleury – $5 million
Brent Johnson – $600,000
Total: $5.6 million
Projected Cap Space: $7.2 million.

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