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The Pascal Dupuis era in Pittsburgh will not be coming to an end after all. After general manager Ray Shero had discussions with Dupuis’ agent late Tuesday night, the two sides finally agreed to a deal. Dupuis signed a four-year contract worth $15 million, which breaks down to a $3.75 million cap hit per season. Dupuis was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5th after having another tremendous season in 2012-13 when he notched 38 points (20 goals and 18 assists) in 48 regular season games. The cap hit for Dupuis will increase by $2.25 million compared to his last deal in which he made $1.5 million. The Penguins now only have about $4.13 million left in cap space for the 2013-14 season. Pittsburgh has now committed $48.95 million in cap space for nine players for the 2014-15 season: Letang, Dupuis, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Chris Kunitz, Beau Bennett, Paul Martin, and Marc-Andre Fleury.