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Penguins Re-Sign Nick Johnson

The Penguins have re-signed forward Nick Johnson to a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 if he plays in the NHL. Johnson would have been an unrestricted free agent had he not been re-signed.

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Johnson played in four games for the Penguins last season, all in mid-February. He missed the end of the season due to a concussion, however. Johnson also played 48 games with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, scoring 39 points. He has played 10 career games with the Penguins, while spending most of his time since 2008-2009 with Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.

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Johnson was one of a number of players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency by July 1. Others include Pascal Dupuis, Max Talbot, Craig Adams, Arron Asham, Mike Rupp and Chris Conner. Johnson isn't as critical as those guys, but he should, as PensBurgh points out, be both a very good player for Wilkes-Barre / Scranton and a solid fill-in player, should he be needed.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.