Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Penguins re-sign F Aaron Asham

In a sign that they may be moving away from Mike Rupp, the Pens re-signed Aaron Asham to a one-year contract worth $775,000.

This is a solid low cost move for a team that is amazingly low on the grit factor. Asham didn't inspire much during the regular season, but he did step it up during the playoffs. Let's hope he can carry that effort over into October.

The Pens now have 10 forwards under NHL contract with Eric Tangradi and Dustin Jeffrey both possibilities to make the roster.

According to, they have about $5.6 million left under the cap with 20 players signed (if you count Tangradi). The maximum they can carry is 23.

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