Penguins sign forward Kobasew, recall Bennett
By Josh Yohe
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
The Penguins have signed veteran forward Chuck Kobasew to a one-year contract worth $550,000.
Kobasew was invited to camp on a professional tryout contract. His speed was noticeable throughout camp, as he emerged as one of the Penguins' better options in their bottom-six rotation. He scored two goals in the exhibition opener at Columbus and later saw time playing with center Sidney Crosby.
Kobasew, 31, most recently played with the Colorado Avalanche. He figures to begin the season on the third or fourth line, as the Penguins have not internally replaced wingers Matt Cooke, Brenden Morrow, Tyler Kennedy and Jarome Iginla, all of whom left via free agency or trade during the summer.
The Penguins have also recalled forward Beau Bennett from Wheeling — he was there because of a procedural salary camp move — and have sent defenseman Harrison Ruopp and forward Chris Conner to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Forward Matt D'Agostini has been placed on injured reserve.
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