Pens face deadline for signing two players from 2012 draft

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The Penguins still don’t have a permanent general manager, but they do have some GM-level decisions looming.

Team officials have to sign two players claimed in the 2012 draft -- forward Oskar Sundqvist and defenseman Clark Seymour -- by 5 p.m. Sunday or relinquish their rights.

The Penguins appear to be moving aggressively to reach an agreement with Sundqvist, but Seymour likely will be allowed to re-enter the talent pool for the 2014 draft in Philadelphia next month.

Jason Botterill, who has served as interim GM since Ray Shero was fired May 16, could not be reached for comment.

Sundqvist, the second of the Penguins' two third-round selections, had six goals and 10 assists in 51 games with Skelleftea AIK in the Swedish Hockey League.

He is 6 feet 2, 196 pounds and is regarded as a reliable two-way player.

Seymour, a fifth-round choice, is a physical, defensive defenseman. He had seven goals, 16 assists and 85 penalty minutes in 61 games with Peterborough in the Ontario Hockey League.

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