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07-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Pittsburgh brought back a key member of its 2009 championship team by signing defenseman Rob Scuderi (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8467452) to a four-year, $13.5 million contract with an average annual value of $3.375 million on Friday afternoon.

“Some teams called and Pittsburgh was one of them,” Scuderi said. “It piqued my interest because I have a familiarity with the area, the coaching staff, the management. With my family I thought it would be an easier transition because of the familiarity.

“Most importantly, the team is in a win-now mode.”

Scuderi, 34, will bring a defensively responsible presence to the Penguins’ blue line. He has always been a steady, stay-at-home type of player, and that hasn’t changed.

“I’m still a plug,” he said. “I’m going to play good defense. I’ll move the puck tape-to-tape when I can. When I don’t have that opportunity I’ll put the puck in a safe area. It’s not the prettiest game in the world..........

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