Penguins to sign Evgeni Malkin to an 8 year contract extension

The Penguins will sign Evgeni Malkin to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension. The deal can’t become official until July 5th.

The deal carries a $9.5 million salary cap hit, the second highest in the NHL behind Alex Ovechkin’s $9.538 million. It won’t kick in until after next season.

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  1. #1 by Ian Chin at June 13th, 2013

    That’s a lot of salary tied up in two guys who have lost a lot of games to injury. Shero is going to run into big problems at some point.

  2. #2 by Patrick at June 13th, 2013

    Bigger problems than having Crosby and Malkin long term.

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