Mar 08, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (26) celebrates his goal with forward Tanner Glass (15) against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider (35) (not pictured) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Penguins Sign A Couple, Say Goodbye To Asham

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ray Shero had a busy first day of free agency as they were able to add a couple of players to the mix, not to mention, make official a couple of deals that were already announced.

It was announced earlier this week, that Both Sidney Crosby and Matt Niskanen both came to terms,  so today was a formality for both as they signed on the dotted line.    As for the rest of the moves today, those were more of a surprise.

First off, the Pens signed Winnipeg Jet Tanner Glass who is coming off of career bests in hits, points, and short handed minutes played.    Glass is a stand out defensive forward that likes to hit, and that is something this team lacks in a big way.     Not to mention the fact the Aaron Asham was not retained today so they did lose a bit of the toughness they did have.    Although, this team really did not show any toughness down the stretch, so adding Glass is a nice pick up.    They also were able to add him for 2 seasons at $1.1 million a year.

Their second pick up today was local kid, Dylan Reese from the Islanders.    It is a 2 way contract, worth $600,000 as long as he is on the NHL Roster.      Reese has played 74 games with the Islanders the last couple of seasons as a defenseman, scoring a total of 17 points, 3 of which were goals.       Reese is an Upper St. Clair Native and happy to be home.

The Pens also just announced they signed another to a 2 way contract, this time it was Warren Peters.      Peters is a forward that has played in the Wild Organization for the past couple of years.    The NHL contract is worth $600,000.

Keep following the web site as we will update you as news breaks on any new free agents that get picked up.

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