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Forward Matt D’Agostini‘s short tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins did not exactly go as planned. The 27-year-old signed a one-year, $550,000 deal with Pittsburgh on July 10th, 2013 hoping to grab a spot in the Penguins starting lineup. Instead, he got injured early on and missed the first three weeks of the regular season. When he came back, he was inserted into the lineup, mostly on the third line. In his eight games this season with Pittsburgh, he only recorded one assist. The Penguins management apparently were not impressed as the team put him on waivers yesterday in order to possibly send him to the AHL if not claimed. However, it was announced today that the Buffalo Sabres claimed D’Agostini off waivers. He will have a much better opportunity to play more in Buffalo than he did in Pittsburgh.
In other news, the injury bug continues to haunt the Penguins. The team announced today that defenseman Paul Martin will miss about 4-6 weeks with a fractured tibia. He will most likely not need surgery, but it is a huge blow to the Pittsburgh blue line. Defenseman Simon Despres was called up earlier today to replace Martin.