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Penguins sign defenseman Mikkelson

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PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 25: on February 25, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** name

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Brendan Mikkelson has signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the club announced on Friday.

The 26-year-old Mikkelson was on the unrestricted free agent market, according to

As per the Penguins, Mikkelson signed a one-year, two-way contract, worth $550,000 at the National Hockey League level.

This past season, Mikkelson played four games for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but spent most of his time following the conclusion of the lockout in the American Hockey League with the Syracuse Crunch.

Mikkelson was part of that Crunch team that made it to the 2013 Calder Cup final.

In his four appearances with Tampa Bay in 2013, Mikkelson had one assist.