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Penguins sign Boris Valabik
Posted By DJ Bean On July 3, 2011 @ 1:59 pm In General | 1 Comment
The Bruins lost another free agent on Sunday, and though the player was big, the loss could hardly be described as such. The Penguins  inked defenseman Boris Valabik, who was acquired with Rich Peverley  in the Feb. 18 deal with Atlanta, to a one-year, two way deal on the third day of free agency.
Given the results it yielded, it would be hard not to give Bruins general manager two thumbs up for trading Blake Wheeler  and Mark Stuart  to Atlanta in a deal that landed the B’s Peverley. Yet Valabik proved to be nothing more than a throw-in in the deal, playing 10 games for Providence and totaling two assists and 24 penalty minutes. He had a minus-1 rating with the Baby B’s.
Valabik was chosen 10th overall by the Thrashers in the 2004 draft, but has made a minimal impact on the big stage since. He’s skated in 80 games, all of which were with the Thrashers, and totaled seven points (all assists) and 210 penalty minutes. At 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, the Slovakia native is one of the biggest players in the league. He once fought the biggest when he took on fellow countryman and hero Zdeno Chara  back in 2008.
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 Penguins: http://media.weei.com/hockey/pittsburgh-penguins.htm
 Rich Peverley: http://media.weei.com/hockey/rich-peverley.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Mark Stuart: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-stuart.htm
 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
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