Penguins

Pens Sign Dupuis To 2-Year Deal

By: Mike Vukovcan
Pascal Dupuis

Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis celebrates a goal in Game 5 against the Lightning. Dupuis scored his first goal of the 2011 playoffs in Game 6. (Photo credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins
Upcoming Games

Buy Penguins Tickets Full Schedule
Thursday Dec 18
vs. Avalanche
Saturday Dec 20
vs. Panthers
Saturday Dec 27
vs. Capitals
Penguins Central
Shop for Penguins Gear
Buy Penguins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Pens GM Ray Shero has one less free agent to worry about after signing winger Pascal Dupuis to a new contract.

The two sides agreed on a 2-year deal worth $3 million. The cap space for the Penguins will be $1.5 million per season.

Dupuis, who was paid $1.4 million in 2010-11, had 17 goals and 20 assists in 81 games.

Dupuis is a valuable forward for head coach Dan Bylsma because of his ability to play on different lines and also his ability to kill penalties.

The next two priorities for Shero are to try to reach deals with forward Mike Rupp and winger Jaromir Jagr.

Shero and Jagr’s agent reportedly spoke by phone this morning and could talk again later this afternoon.

I’m expecting Jagr to make a decision on his future sometime this afternoon.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,480 other followers