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Penguins Bring Back Radim Zohorna, Sign Two Others



Radim Zohorna, Pittsburgh Penguins

Radim Zohorna, who showed a degree of promise when he broke into North American Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is back in the organization.

Zorhorna, who got a one-year deal worth $775,000 at the NHL level, is one of three signings the Penguins announced Sunday.

They struck a one-year deal worth $785,000 at the NHL level with goaltender Magnus Hellberg and a two-year agreement with forward Marc Johnstone, whose deal carries a $775,000 salary-cap hit when he’s on the major-league roster.

All three are two-way contracts and reflect president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas’ stated goal of adding depth to the organization.

Zohorna is 6-foot-6, 220 pounds and had four goals and six assists in 25 NHL games with the Penguins during his first stint here.

He split last season between Calgary and Toronto, putting up one goal in 10 games.

Zohorna had 27 goals and 39 assists in 102 games with the Penguins’ farm team in Wilkes-Barre.

Hellberg, 32, split last season between Ottawa, Seattle and Detroit, going 5-8-1 in the NHL. He also was 2-2, with a 2.50 goals-against average and .932 save percentage with the Red Wings’ farm team in Grand Rapids.

He entered the NHL as a second-round draft choice of Nashville in 2011.

Johnstone, 27, is 6-foot, 181 pounds and had nine goals and 13 assists in 69 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League in 2022-23.