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Nylander Staying with Penguins, Gets One-Year Contract



Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Nylander

The Pittsburgh Penguins are keeping forward Alex Nylander for at least one more year.

And he isn’t likely to spend it commuting between Western Pennsylvania and Wilkes-Barre, the way he did during the waning weeks of the 2022-23 season, because the contract he accepted Saturday is a one-way deal which will carry a salary-cap hit of $775,000, regardless of whether he is with the parent club or in the American Hockey League.

His expiring contract was worth 750,000 when Nylander was in the NHL. He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer.

Nylander had one goal and one assist in nine games with the Penguins during the just-concluded season. He put up 25 goals and 25 assists in 55 games with Wilkes-Barre.

He is scheduled to play for Sweden in the world championships next month in Finland and Latvia.