Nasreddine, team come to terms on 1-year deal

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Defenseman Alain Nasreddine has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Penguins.

Financial terms were not immediately available, but it will be a two-way deal that pays a reduced salary if Nasreddine plays for the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre.

Nasreddine, 32, had one goal and four assists in 44 games with the Penguins last season. He had been an unrestricted free agent since July 1.

Nasreddine's return addresses the Penguins' desire to add a "depth" defenseman who can be a capable fill-in if there are injuries or serious slumps on their blue line.

The Penguins also added some depth up front by signing center Tim Brent to a one-year contract yesterday. It is worth $495,000 if he plays in the NHL, less if he's in the minors.

Brent, 23, was acquired from Anaheim for minor-league center Stephen Dixon last month.

He had one goal and six penalty minutes in 15 games with the Ducks last season, and picked up 16 goals and 14 assists in 48 games with Anaheim's American Hockey League affiliate in Portland, Maine.


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