Penguins Sign Mark Eaton to One-Year Deal

Published on February 25th, 2013

Defenseman Mark Eaton has officially returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins. After placing Evgeni Malkin on injured-reserve with a concussion, general manager Ray Shero announced that the team signed Eaton to a one-year contract worth $725,000. Eaton, 35, signed a professional tryout agreement with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on January 23rd of this year to try to get back into game shape. He played in six games there and was then released by the Baby Penguins. The next day, he began practicing with Pittsburgh and has been doing so ever since. He now has a roster spot on the NHL team and is eligible to play in games.