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Penguins sign former Thrashers LW Brett Sterling to two-way contract

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed left winger Brett Sterling to a two-way contract Saturday that will pay him US$500,000 if he plays in the NHL next season.

The 26-year-old had two goals and two assists in 19 career games with the Atlanta Thrashers, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2003.

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Sterling has played most of his career with Atlanta’s AHL affiliate in Chicago, scoring 144 goals and 263 points in 254 games.