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Pittsburgh Penguins sign forward Arron Asham to one-year deal worth US$700,000

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins got a little tougher up front on Friday, signing forward Arron Asham to a one-year contract worth US$700,000.

Asham spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. He registered 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and 126 penalty minutes in 72 games in 2009-10.

The five-foot-ten, 205-pound Asham chipped in a career-high four goals and seven points in 23 playoffs games as the Flyers lost out to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final in six games.

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The Portage La Prairie, Man., native has 82 goals, 97 assists and 818 penalty minutes in 648 career games with the Canadiens, Islanders, Devils and Flyers.