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'Tenacious' Nieto a fit for bottom six, but could he fill in for injured Guentzel?

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- One of the first signings Kyle Dubas made this summer was a move to bolster the bottom six in winger Matt Nieto.

Nieto, 30, signed a two-year deal with the Penguins on July 1 that carries an average annual value of $900,000. He spent the entirety of his 10-year career with the Sharks and Avalanche. He was in San Jose for the last three seasons before a trade-deadline deal sent him back to Colorado to finish the season.

When the Avalanche didn't re-sign Nieto and the Penguins came calling at the start of free agency, Nieto was intrigued.