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Evgeni Malkin gets 8-year extension

Updated: June 13, 2013, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are keeping hockey's best one-two punch together through their primes and beyond.

A day after signing coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year contract extension, the Penguins and star forward Evgeni Malkin agreed to an eight-year deal that will keep the 2012 NHL MVP and franchise cornerstone Sidney Crosby in the fold well into the next decade.

The $76 million deal begins with the 2014-15 season and will carry an average salary cap hit of $9.5 ...

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