Defenseman Brian Strait has accepted the Pittsburgh Penguins' qualifying offer of a one-year, two-way contract worth $605,000 at the NHL level.
Strait, a stay-at-home defenseman, has played in 12 NHL games over the past two seasons and is part of a mix expected to vie for a roster spot in training camp. He had been a restricted free agent.
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