Satan, Penguins working on new deal
The Penguins are close to reaching an agreement with winger Miroslav Satan regarding his future with the organization.
An announcement could come today.
Satan, assigned March 4 to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for salary-cap reasons, has not been asked to report nor has he reported. He has been in New York as his representatives and Penguins general manager Ray Shero attempt to work out details regarding Satan's status.
He signed a one-year contract worth $3.5 million in July, but the Penguins can't fit his salary under the NHL's $56.7 million cap because of recent acquisitions (wingers Chris Kunitz, Bill Guerin and Craig Adams) and the potential for defenseman Philippe Boucher's return from the long-term injured reserve list.
• Right wing Petr Sykora (upper-body injury) missed a second consecutive game Tuesday. He's battling through various injuries, though his right shoulder is most troublesome. He's been receiving treatment on that shoulder for several weeks. Interim coach Dan Bylsma said Sykora's status is not long-term.
• Several Penguins players expressed concern with the ice surface at Mellon Arena following the morning skate yesterday. A combination of warm conditions and heavy arena usage during the Penguins' recent five-game road trip left the surface soft and choppy, according to players. The Penguins play Thursday at Columbus and open a franchise-record eight-game homestand Saturday against Ottawa.
• The Penguins' home game March 22 against Philadelphia will start at 12:30 p.m. and air nationally on NBC. The original start time was 3 p.m.
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