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Thursday, May 24, 2007
 

The Penguins took the first significant step toward retaining veteran forwards Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts on Wednesday, extending each player contract offers to return next season.

Each player is represented by agent Rich Curran, who wouldn't discuss terms of either offer and said his clients haven't made any final decisions regarding their NHL futures.

"I'm not going to get into specifics of any discussions," Curran said.

General manger Ray Shero extended the respective offers to Recchi and Roberts just days after saying that he hoped to "find out where we are, one way or the other, pretty soon."

Shero has been talking to Curran for the past few weeks. Shero also met with Recchi, who lives in Pittsburgh, last Thursday.

Recchi, 39, scored 24 goals and recorded 68 points in his third tour of duty with the Penguins. An alternate captain, he signed with the Penguins as a free agent last offseason after winning the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Roberts, 40, was a trade-deadline acquisition last season. He scored seven goals in 19 games with the Penguins and was a force in the playoffs with two goals in a five-game loss to the Ottawa Senators.

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