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Penguins sign Guein - 7-3-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Eat your heart out Bill Thomas.

The Penguins have signed former Flyers defensmean Nate Guenin, a native of Sewickley, to a one-year, two way deal.

Guenin appeared in one game last season with the Flyers and recorded no points. In 77 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL, he had 17 points (four goals, 13 assists).

EN Says: This is a signing for the sake of organizational depth. He'll get a look at as the team's sixth or seventh defenseman. That said, we'll be surprised if he makes the team out of training camp unless another defenseman is injured or something. Guenin had trouble sticking with the NHL club the past few seasons where depth on defense has always been an issue.

There's a Guenin-Guerin joke in there somewhere which we can't put together at the moment.

NOTE: Tom Fitzgerald, who served as an assistant coach last season, will be moved to a newly-created position of assistant to the general manager. The team will hire a replacement as assistant coach.

(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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