Sullivan signs one-year deal with Pens
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins added some scoring depth on Friday, signing veteran forward Steve Sullivan to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
Sullivan, 36, spent the past five seasons in Nashville, but played in just 44 games for the Predators in 2010-11 and finished with 10 goals and 12 assists. He also added two goals and one helper in nine playoff games for the Preds.
The 5-foot-9, 161-pound Sullivan has battled back injuries and spinal surgery in recent years and won the Bill Masterton Trophy in 2008-09 for his perseverance after returning to the ice following an absence of almost two calendar years.
Sullivan has registered 266 goals and 416 assists in 890 career games for New Jersey, Toronto, Chicago and Nashville.
The Penguins also signed forward Colin McDonald to a one-year contract. The two-way contract is worth $525,000 at the NHL level. McDonald spent the 2010-11 season with the Edmonton Oilers' top minor-league affiliate - the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.