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December 15, 2013 | 10:41am ET
Penguins to talk extensions

The Penguins have some key players skating around with expiring contracts and it is believed the team will start working towards new contracts for some of its players.

Defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen lead the list of Penguins players set to become unrestricted free agents after the season.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins GM Ray Shero said he and his staff will start looking an extensions for some players "over the next little bit."

Orpik, 33, is in the final-year of a six-year, $22.5 million contract and will receive a raise on his next deal.

With the salary cap projected to hit $71.1 million next season, the Penguins have roughly $16 million in available cap space

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