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NHL Trade Deadline: Pittsburgh Penguin James Neal Receives $30 Million Contract Extension, According To Report

According to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins winger James Neal has received a six-year, $30 million contract extension.

With the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline fast approaching, the Pittsburgh Penguins have made a move to retain one of their own rising stars, rather than look elsewhere for help, at least at the moment. Right wing James Neal, who would have been a restricted free agent following the season, has been signed to a six-year, $30 million contract extension, according to Jose Yohe, Penguins writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Neal is enjoying a breakout season in Pittsburgh, scoring his 30th goal of the season Saturday in the Penguins win over the Flyers. The 24-year-old's previous career-high in goals was 27. Neal has scored a NHL-leading 13 power play goals this season.

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