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Penguins look overseas to fill out roster

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Penguins’ efforts to flesh out their roster have stretched to the far side of the Atlantic.

They are trying to sign free-agent left winger Janne Pesonen, a 26-year-old Finn.

He has been offered a contract, and the Penguins hope to learn later today or tomorrow whether he will accept it. Pesonen is believed to be considering offers from teams in Russia and Switzerland, as well.

Read the entire story here.

I don’t know anything about Personen but going overseas to find hidden gems has been a staple of the Red Wings for years. Maybe the Penguins are copying that model.