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Report: Pens Sign Robert Bortuzzo To Two-Years


February 7, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to two-year contract Wednesday worth $1.2 millionaccording to the team’s website.

Drafted by the Pens in the third-round (78th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bortuzzo saw more action at the NHL level this past campaign than he ever has.

Performing in 15 regular-season contests for Pittsburgh, Bortuzzo registered four points (2G, 2A) and he skated to an overall plus-3 rating.

Before the lockout, Bortuzzo played in 51 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and he racked up 12 points (3G, 9A), while skating to an overall plus-9 rating.

Bortuzzo has yet to appear in a postseason game for the Pens — but the 24-year-old, 6-foot-4, 215-pounder isn’t far from playing a key role on Pittsburgh’s defensive end.