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Martin, Michalek sign 5-year deals

Updated: July 1, 2010, 7:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins, long built around some of the NHL's top offensive players, are paying a lot of money to get better on defense.

The Penguins committed $45 million on Thursday to sign defensemen Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek to five-year contracts after failing to reach terms with Sergei Gonchar and Dan Hamhuis.

Martin, who made $4.5 million with the Atlantic Division-rival New Jersey Devils last season, will make $25 million over five seasons with Pittsburgh ...

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