Found July 24, 2013 on
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The Pittsburgh Penguins avoided arbitration with defenseman Robert Bortuzzo by agreeing to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $600,000.
Bortuzzo recorded four points (2G, 2A) in his first full NHL season with the Penguins last season. He also recorded four points (1G, 3A) with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
With the signing, the Penguins are currently over the NHL salary cap by $1,098,333 for next season per CapGeek.
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Not content to sit around idle until his projected August 1st arbitration date, the Penguins and defender Robert Bortuzzo have reached a deal that seems to make everyone happy.
Bortuzzo and Dupuis Celebrate(Peter Diana/Post Gazette)
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from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
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