Talbot extended, Filewich traded

Talbot
Talbot

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Maxime Talbot to a two year contract extension today that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2010-11 season.

Talbot has seven points (4 G – 3 A) this year, but has been in and out of the lineup all season with injuries.  His signing insures Pens fans of at least three centers until the end of 2010-11.: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Talbot.

Talbot has played four seasons in the NHL, all with the Penguins.  In his career he has registered 65 points (34 G – 31 A) in 241 games.

The only knock on him this year, other than the injury bug, has been his plus/minus rating.  He has a minus-10 thus far.

Pittsburgh made another move today as well, trading Jonathan Filewich to St. Louis for a sixth round draft pick in 2009.

He had just four points (2 G – 2 A) in 19 games in WBS.  For his NHL career, Filewich played in five games and was a minus-2.

Finally, Ryan Whitney was assigned to WBS for a conditioning stint before returning to the Penguins, which could likely occur Dec. 23 against Tampa Bay at home.

Chris | PPT

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