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Penguins sign free-agent forward Steve Downie to a 1-year, $1 million deal

Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 6:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Penguins sign free-agent forward Steve Downie to a 1-year, $1 million deal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.

The 27-year-old Downie had four goals, 20 assists and 106 penalty minutes last season in 62 games for Colorado and Philadelphia. Downie has 59 goals, 103 assists and 766 penalty minutes in 336 regular-season games in seven seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Colorado.

On Tuesday, the Penguins signed defenceman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goalie Thomas Greiss, and re-signed forward Marcel Goc.

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