The Penguins have re-signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy. From the team's press release:
The new contract goes into effect at the start of the 2010-11 season and will run through 2012-13. The deal is a two-way contract for the 2010-11 campaign, and will pay Lovejoy $525,000 at the NHL level. He will earn $525,000 in 2011-12 and $525,000 in 2012-13.
Lovejoy, 26, appeared in 12 games with Pittsburgh last season, compiling three assists and an impressive plus-8 rating. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist Nov. 14, 2009 at Boston. Lovejoy, who made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 campaign after seeing action in two games with Pittsburgh, finished with a plus or even rating in 11 of his 12 contests this past season.
Lovejoy, an undrafted free agent signing, has been in the Penguins' organization for the past three seasons. Depending on how many more signings the team makes and how his training camp goes, he is a candidate to make the NHL team out of camp.