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Penguins, Malkin look to wrap up deal on Tuesday

Updated: September 4, 2006, 9:50 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin is about to become a Pittsburgh Penguins player.

Malkin has spent three weeks training in the Los Angeles area but is expected to sign with the Penguins on Tuesday -- two days before the start of rookie training camp.

Malkin's agents said last week they would open contract talks early this week, and the Penguins are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce the signing.

Malkin, the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft, sneaked away from his Russian pro ...

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