Penguins sign former Thrashers LW Sterling

by NHL.com

PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Pittsburgh Penguins signed left wing Brett Sterling to a two-way contract Saturday that will pay him $500,000 if he plays in the NHL next season.

The 26-year-old Sterling had two goals and two assists in 19 career games with the Atlanta Thrashers, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2003.

Sterling has played most of his career with Atlanta's top farm club, Chicago of the AHL, scoring 144 goals and 263 points in 254 games.