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Sources: Deal worth $3.5M a year

Updated: March 30, 2010, 11:03 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Penguins defenseman Kris Letang signed a four-year contract extension Tuesday that runs through the 2013-14 season.

The deal is worth $3.5 million per year, sources told ESPN.com Tuesday morning.

Re-signing the 22-year-old Letang -- who was scheduled to become a restricted free agent -- was a priority for Pittsburgh because defenseman Sergei Gonchar's contract is running out after this season.

Letang has three goals and 24 assists in 67 games this season.

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