Mark Eaton D PIT Feb 28 '79

Mark Eaton was back in Game 3 against Ottawa after sitting out Pittsburgh's past four playoff contests.

He took Deryk Engelland's spot in the lineup and was paired with Doug Murray.

Mark Eaton D PIT Feb 10 '79

Mark Eaton blocked a game-high eight shots in Pittsburgh's Game 1 win against the Islanders.

He also earned an assist and logged 19:00 of ice time. Eaton was part of a penalty kill group that kept the Isles off the scoresheet on four opportunities.

Mark Eaton D PIT Jan 20 '79

Mark Eaton's presence in the lineup has helped stabilize Pittsburgh's defense.

The Penguins are 15-1 with Eaton in the lineup and they have allowed just 1.81 goals per game when he's dressed. Without him, the team surrenders 2.83 goals per game. "The state our defense was in, we were looking for a veteran guy to come in and settle things down," said assistant coach Todd Reirden. "We didn't anticipate him being this effective on the ice. He's been everything we hoped for and more." Eaton has also helped improve the team's penalty kill when he's suited up. He appears to have earned his spot on the roster.

Mark Eaton D PIT Dec 06 '78

Mark Eaton has agreed to a one-year/$725,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eaton will provide the Pittsburgh Penguins with extra depth and another veteran presence. However, we expected him to get next to no points in 2013.

Mark Eaton D PIT Dec 02 '78

Mark Eaton skated with the Penguins on Wednesday morning.

He has been invited to practice for the next few days in a tryout format after playing six games with the team's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. "Hopefully I can end up here," Eaton said. "That's the long-term goal."

Mark Eaton D PIT Nov 03 '78

Mark Eaton has inked a professional tryout with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Eaton played four seasons with the Penguins prior to suiting up for the New York Islanders the last couple of years.

Mark Eaton D PIT Oct 31 '78

Mark Eaton was signed by NYI on Friday January 18.

Mark Eaton D PIT Nov 14 '77

Mark Eaton played in his 600th game on Friday.

Eaton made it a night to remember, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win. It was his first goal since Nov. 28, 2009. Needless to say, Eaton isn't much of an offensive threat.

Mark Eaton D PIT Nov 14 '77

Mark Eaton scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory Friday night.

Not a bad time for Eaton to score his first goal of the season. Matt Martin netted a goal at 5:27 of the third period to send the game to overtime. P.A. Parenteau registered two assists, giving him 47 points in 50 games.

Mark Eaton D PIT Oct 02 '77

Mark Eaton (sprained MCL) blocked five shots in his return on Thursday.

Not bad, especially considering that Eaton only logged 14:45 minutes of ice time. Eaton also recorded two shots on goal and finished the game with a minus-one rating in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.