Sunday, July 03, 2011

Penguins sign D Boris Valabik

The Pens added some depth on the blue line by signing D Boris Valabik to a one-year, two-way contract for the league minimum.

Valabik is a former top pick (#10 overall in 2004) who has great size (he's 6'7"). He spent 2010-11 in the AHL. He has 80 total games in the NHL over three seasons.

Valabik's profiles as a "mean" defenseman (meaning, he's a thug). He racks up penalty minutes like Sid racks up accolades.

He might not be the first call-up from Wilkes-Barre, but he's the first one to call if rough stuff is expected (like against the Isles or Flyers).

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