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Pittsburgh Penguins extend goaltender Brent Johnson’s contract

On the eve of Pittsburgh’s quest to defend the Cup, Ray Shero is trying to sign a few players to keep the players focused on hockey and not on contract negotiations. Brent Johnson who has been the Penguins backup goaltender all season signed a contract extension for $.6 million for two years. I’m guessing that means that plans to use John Curry the baby Penguins goaltender as the back up next year will not happen.

I’m hoping Shero tries to ink some defensemen today also, Leopold, Eaton, Gonchar & Mckee are all unrestricted free agents next year. We will keep you up to date this afternoon.

UPDATE: From the Penguins web site –  “The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Carl Sneep and goaltender Patrick Killeen to entry-level contracts that begin for the 2010-11 season, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.”

You can read the Penguins signing announcement here: Penguins Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson to Two-Year Contract Extension

Here is the Pittsburgh Penguins Salary Chart:  “Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 – 2010 Salary Cap Numbers


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  1. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    April 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Another very wise move by Shero. There is literally no goalie in our system worth a good huff except maybe Alexander Pechurski a few years down the road.

    Leopold is a major find and I agree (always depending on the $$$)signing him as soon as possible.

  2. Jean Pronovost's Gravatar Jean Pronovost
    April 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    What does this signing say about Curry?

    • PenguinSteve-O's Gravatar PenguinSteve-O
      April 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      that he will be ready in 1-2 years.


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