Penguins sign Malkin to 8-year extension

Updated: June 13, 2013, 12:35 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are keeping hockey's best one-two punch together through their primes and beyond.

A day after signing coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year contract extension, the Penguins and star forward Evgeni Malkin agreed to an eight-year deal that will keep the 2012 NHL MVP and franchise cornerstone Sidney Crosby in the fold well into the next decade.

The $76-million deal begins with the 2014-15 season and will carry an average salary cap hit of $9.5 million, ...

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