Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

I Gotta Get My Eat-On

Announced this morning out of the blue that the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins have signed NHL veteran Mark Eaton to a PTO.

Eaton is 35 year old defenseman who played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2010 and spent the last two seasons with the New York Islanders.

I am interested on the back story with this signing because the second I heard that the Penguins made this move, I was instantly skeptical. Eaton’s AHL days are clearly behind him, having last skated in this league with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2004-05. He was a free agent and not on an NHL roster or even the radar of one. That’s why this move by the Penguins makes me scratch my head.

Before I jump to a conclusion on this, let’s see how this story develops…

Gameday vs. St. John’s will be up on the blog at 3 p.m.

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