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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Ty Conklin. Conklin was 3-5-2 with a 3.34 G.A.A. He will battle Danny Sabourin for the #2 spot but Conklin will most likely start the season in Wilkes Barre. The Penguins also had interest in Alex Auld who is still available.

Pirates Reliever Shaun Chacon is seeking a long term extension but the Pirates are looking to move him at the deadline. Two teams out West have inquired about Chacon. Chacon will draw some interest at the deadline. The Colorado Rockies have also inquired about reliever Solomon Torres. The Pirates are interested in Rockies CF Ryan Spilbourghs.

David Littlefield is telling General Managers around the league, he is not listening to offers for left fielder Jason Bay. The Mets have inquired about Bay and are willing to put a offer on table that includes outfielder Lastings Miledge & top/mid tier prospect. The Mets are also pursuing Jermaine Dye of the Chicago White Sox. Although the Pirates are saying they will not listen to offers for Bay, I’ve been told the only untouchables on the team are, Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny, Matt Capps and Freddy Sanchez.

On Tuesday, the Pirates held a meeting of team leaders, and then went out and lost their fifth straight game

Troy Polamalu close to a long term extension.

Alan Faneca has reinterated this will be his last season as a Steeler.

Faneca was offered a 4 year extension a week before the draft that included a 9 million signing bonus. The two sides have not held talks since and are not expected to anytime soon.

Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley are expected to be signed before camp begins.

Ben Roethlisberger is seeking a long term extenstion this summer but the Steelers have told him they will take care of him following the 07 campaign. Roethlisberger has three years remaining on his rookie contract.

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