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Penguins re-sign forwards Sill, Thompson

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By Josh Yohe
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
 

The Penguins have re-signed two of their finest contributors at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to two-way contracts.

Given the current lack of depth at the NHL level on the third and fourth lines, forwards Zach Sill and Paul Thompson might have an opportunity to play with the Penguins at some point during the 2013-14 season.

Two members of the Penguins organization told the Tribune-Review in June that, of the forwards currently at Wilkes-Barre, Sill was the closest to playing in the NHL. There is nothing noteworthy about the forward's statistics — he produced just four goals and nine points in 57 AHL games last season — but the Penguins believe he is capable of becoming a capable, grinding fourth-line player in the NHL.

He has played 259 career AHL games.

Sill, 25, is a native of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Thompson, 24, also has become an intriguing prospect. He scored 20 goals in only 58 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, despite playing alongside a forward unit that wasn't exactly dripping with NHL talent once forward Beau Bennett was recalled to Pittsburgh.

An undrafted free agent, Thompson, a Massachusetts native, has racked up 31 goals in 131 career AHL games.

Sill and Thompson both signed contracts that would be worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

Josh Yohe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at jyohe@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JoshYohe_Trib.

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