Penguins sign Greiss - 07-01-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The Penguins have boosted their goaltending by signing former Coyotes goaltender Thomas Greiss to a one-year contract worth $1 million.

Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $750,000, Greiss, 28, appeared in 25 games last season and had a 10-8-5 record with a 2.29 goals against average, a .920 save percentage and two shutouts.

A native of Germany, Greiss (6-foot-1, 220 pounds), has played with the Coyotes and Sharks in his career.

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According to, the Penguins how have $8,930,833 of salary cap space.

-EN Says: Greiss is an ugrade over the likes of Jeff Zatkoff, but hardly a significant one that it would make it worthwhile to invest the team's meager salary cap space into a position which is fairly stable.

With Greiss, Zatkoff and Fleury each signed to one-way contracts, it seems likely one of them, presumably Zatkoff, will be moved off the roster.

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