Penguins sign Porter for another season

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Kevin Porter to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level, the club announced today.

Porter, 30, played 41 games for the Pens during the regular season, tallying three assists while “serving as a valuable member of the club’s fifth-ranked penalty killing.” A broken ankle suffered on March 3 kept him out of the playoffs.

The Stanley Cup champs don’t have many other free-agent forwards to sign. The most notable is 39-year-old Matt Cullen, who may retire. Beau Bennett, 24, is a pending restricted free agent.

Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, and Tom Kuhnhackl — all of whom, like Porter, spent time in the AHL this season — are under contract through at least next season.