Penguins sign Buchberger, Eastwood

Updated: July 31, 2003, 4:07 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins signed veteran unrestricted free agents Kelly Buchberger and Mike Eastwood and came to terms with three younger players Thursday.

Buchberger is a 16-year NHL veteran who played on three Stanley Cup champions with the Edmonton Oilers, and also played for Atlanta, Los Angeles and Phoenix. Buchberger, 36, has 104 goals and 201 assists with 2,188 penalty minutes in 1,111 career games.

Eastwood, 36, has 83 goals and 134 assists with 314 penalty minutes in 12 seasons with Toronto, Winnipeg, Phoenix, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Chicago.

The Penguins also agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forwards Rico Fata and Toby Petersen and defenseman Rob Scuderi. All had received qualifying offers from the team.

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