The Penguins re-signed restricted free agent goaltender John Curry (above) to a two-year, two way deal worth $1 million. He went 2-1-0 last season with a 2.40 goals against average and .913 save percentage. In the AHL, he had a 33-15-1 record with a 2.38 goals against average, .916 save percentage and four shutouts.
EN Says: We like the fact that they will have a real competition for the back-up goaltender position this year between Curry and Brent Johnson. Last season, it was simply given to Dany Sabourin who wasn't up to the task when Marc-Andre Fleury was injured. That forced the team to overpay a bit to get Mathieu Garon from Edmonton.
Curry was solid in his cup of coffee in the NHL last season, but he will have to earn a spot in the NHL this season.
(Photo: Associated Press)