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Pens sign Dupuis, Eaton; lose Conklin, Hall

The Penguins entered today with 10 unrestricted free agents.

Four hours into the free-agent signing period, that number stands at six.

Forward Pascal Dupuis and defenseman Mark Eaton have signed multi-year contracts with the Penguins. Dupuis inked a three-year deal totaling $4.2 million and Eaton signed at two years for a total of $2 million.

The Penguins also reportedly have signed forward Eric Godard, who spent the past two seasons with Calgary. Canada's TSN reports the deal is worth three years, with financial details unknown.

Godard could provide the Penguins insurance as an enforcer if they cannot sign right wing Georges Laraque, who has not received an offer from general manager Ray Shero.

Ty Conklin, a veteran goaltender credited by many Penguins' players for saving the team's season, has signed a one-year deal worth $750,000 with the Detroit Red Wings. Conklin went 18-8-5 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage -- second best in the NHL -- after a recall from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL in early-December.

Adam Hall, who spent the entire season with the Penguins after earning a roster spot out of training camp, has signed a three-year deal worth $1.8 million with Tampa Bay.

The Penguins are also believed to have reached an agreement with star center Evgeni Malkin on a five-year contract extension worth $8.7 million annually. That extension will kick in after this season. An announcement is expected this week.

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