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Ben Lovejoy will make $500,000 this season on a two-way contract. Lovejoy will enter the season as the Penguins #7 defenseman, unless the team brings in another veteran defenseman. As we mentioned prior to free agency, Lovejoy’s camp was eyeing a one way contract but Pittsburgh never offered one. In the end, Lovejoy’s representatives felt this was the best option for landing a one-way contract next season. John Curry’s camp has been pushing for

Sources: Penguins make contract offer to Curtis Sanford

 

Team also in talks with Kevin Weekes The Pittsburgh Penguins top priority is to add a veteran goaltender, and the Penguins have offered goaltender Curtis Sanford a two-way contract, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports. The Penguins submitted the offer early this week as the organization looks for a veteran goaltender to battle John Curry in training camp. In 19 games played last season, Sanford went 7-8 with a 2.59 goals against average for the Vancouver Canucks. Sanford is also weighing another offer (team unknown) and the Penguins expect a decision soon. Sanford, 29, made a salary of $650,000 last season. The team also remains in talks with New Jersey Devils goaltender Kevin Weekes, sources have confirmed. Weekes was believed to be waiting on the New Jersey Devils this week but the Devils went in another direction. Weekes, 34, went 7-5 with a 2.42 goals against average, last season. Weekes isRead More »

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The Stanley Cup is back in Pittsburgh today as Eddie Johnston has his day with the Cup. Johnson has been a fixture in the front office since the 1980’s and will continue to have a role in the organization for atleast one more season or until he decides to retire. A number of players, team personnel have already had their day with the Cup. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby will have the Cup last. Malkin will have the Cup on August 17-18 and plans to throw a big party in his hometown. *** The Penguins are very pleased on how free agency has gone. With Jay McKee in the fold, the teams #1 priority is adding a veteran goaltender to battle John Curry in training camp and either serve as the #2 or #3 goaltender. Two names that continue to garner interest are