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Penguins, forward LeClair part ways as part of 'mutual release'

The former 50-goal scorer and Penguins general manager Ray Shero came to an agreement in which the club would not be responsible for the remainder of his US$1.5 million salary. The deal allows the Penguins to save money, while the two-time U.S. Olympian avoids the embarrassment of a suspension.

"I think it's best for John, and it's best for us," Shero said. "It gives him an opportunity to go elsewhere and find a spot where he wants to play."

LeClair, who has 406 goals and 413 assists in his 16-year career, faced suspension after not reporting to the Penguins' top minor league team.

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