PITTSBURGH -- For Pittsburgh Penguins fans who fret over how recent multiyear signings have gotten their team perilously close to the NHL salary cap in future seasons, general manager Ray Shero has a message for you: don't.
After all, Shero says he's not worried.
On a day when the Penguins announced the signing of defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four-year, $13.5 million contract and the re-signing of veteran forward Craig Adams to a two-year, $1.4 million deal, Shero brushed off concerns that Pittsburgh has little maneuverability under the cap.
"I never look at it that way, honestly," Shero said of approaching the salary caps of 2014-15 and beyond. "All the time I hear it brought up, but I never look at it that way.
"We have a 23- or 22-man roster, and there's decisions we have to make all the time in terms of the cap and we do know it will be $64.3 (million), at least, now and maybe it's going to go up. And if it does, we'll make certain adjustments."