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Matt D'Agostini, Right Wing
D'Agostini joins the Penguins after spending two full seasons with the St. Louis Blues. He had a career high of 46 points in 2011, but has dropped off ever since. He missed 27 games in 2011-12 and posted just 18 points.
Last season, he was traded to the Devils and played in 29 games between the two clubs, finishing with six points. He is signed to a one-year, $550,000 contract.
Rob Scuderi, Defenseman
Scuderi is a familiar face to Pens fans, as he was with the organization for six seasons before signing with the Los Angeles Kings after he helped the team to a Cup in 2009. He won another Cup with the Kings in 2012 and was a reliable member of the team. He has played in every regular-season game for the last three years, and last season, he was third with 21:47 of ice time per game and first with 3:13 on the penalty kill.
Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero was eager to bring Scuderi back, as he regretted ever letting go of "The Piece," via Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
It was a mistake to let Rob Scuderi go on my part. To have a chance at a do-over was something I wanted to try and do.
Scuderi was hoping the Pens would accept him once again, adding:
I wanted to make sure they remembered who I was, how I played and if they expected anything else.
Matt Cooke, Left Wing
Cooke was one of the Pens' more controversial players in his five years with Pittsburgh. He was never afraid to lay a big hit on an opponent and served more than his fair share of suspensions, one of which ended his 2010-11 season.
However, after that year, he vowed to change his ways and was productive throughout his tenure. He had four straight 30-point seasons and scored five shorthanded goals between 2011 and 2012.
Cooke signed with the Minnesota Wild in July for three years and $7.5 million.
Jarome Iginla, Right Wing
Iginla was only a part of the Pens for a brief time, but had he decided to return, he could've made a greater contribution to the team's offense. He had 11 points in 13 games after coming over from Calgary Flames, the only place he had played his whole career. He also added 12 points in 15 playoff games.
He signed a one-year contract with the Bruins over the summer after initially rejecting a trade to Boston just before last season's deadline.
Tyler Kennedy, Right Wing
Kennedy was traded to the San Jose Sharks in June and was with the Penguins for six seasons. He scored at least 30 points three times, but fell off after scoring 45 points in 2010-11. He struggled with injuries, and although he played 46 games last season, his 11 points were enough to make him replaceable.
Brenden Morrow, Left Wing
Morrow was also a solid trade grab for the Pens, as he had 14 points in 15 games after coming to Pittsburgh from Dallas to finish with 25 points on the season. He also had four points in the postseason.
But with several key forwards re-signed or already locked up long-term, Morrow was one of the odd players out. The 34-year-old recently signed in St. Louis after not being able to find a team in the early days of free agency.