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Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign Ryan Stone, Kris Beech, Bill Thomas

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forwards Kris Beech, Ryan Stone and Bill Thomas to one-year contracts on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Beech was claimed off waivers from Columbus in January. He had five goals and six assists in 25 games with the Blue Jackets and Penguins before a broken wrist ended his season on Feb. 14.

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The 23-year-old Stone played six games with the Penguins last season during three call-ups from the Penguins’ American Hockey League team.

Thomas, who played seven games for the Phoenix Coyotes last season, spent most of last season with San Antonio of the AHL.