Friday, May 28, 2010

Penguins To Propose Three Year Deal To Cooke

-According to TIOPS, the Pittsburgh Penguins intend to propose a three year deal to upcoming free agent Matt Cooke. Cooke had a very good season being on the third line for Pittsburgh. However, he could be paid like a second line player somewhere else. It will be interesting to see what Cooke does. He has expressed an interest in staying with the Penguins. Cooke made $1.2 million this past season. He will likely want at least a slight raise if not a big raise.

-The Penguins traded a 2010 sixth round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for goaltender Mattias Modig. They then signed the Swedish 23 year old to a two year entry level contract. He was Anaheim's fourth round pick in 2007. Modig compiled a 2.35 GAA and a .913 save percentage in his past two seasons with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League. He is listed as 6'0 and 163 pounds. This was likely a trade to get some more depth at the goaltender position.

-D Brooks Orpik apparently dealt with an abdominal injury from midseason through the playoffs. He is probably going to have surgery to repair it. Chris Kunitz battled through a torn groin muscle, but he may be able to avoid surgery.

-According to Joe Depto, the Penguins will face the Philadelphia Flyers on October 7th to open the Consol Energy Center.

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