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Penguins sign Phoenix defenseman Michalek
Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Penguins have agreed to a contract with former Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

The deal covers five years and is worth $20 million. It includes a limited no-trade clause, under which Michalek could give them a list of eight teams to which he could not be dealt.

Michalek, 27, is an accomplished shot-blocker who plays big minutes and is extremely solid in the defensive zone.

Dave Molinari: dmolinari@post-gazette.com.
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First published on July 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm