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    The Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby are finalizing a new contract that will be worth $104.4 million over 12 years, his agent, Pat Brisson of CAA Sports, told on Thursday.

    The deal would carry an average salary of about $8.7 million a season, although it would be front-loaded.

    The agreement was reported earlier by TSN in Canada.

    Crosby, whose 2011-12 season twice was interrupted because of symptoms from a concussion suffered in January 2011, cannot sign the contract until Sunday, per the rules in the collective bargaining agreement for players who have one year remaining on their current contracts.

    Crosby's final year on his current deal counts for $8.7 million against the salary cap. The new contract would go into effect for the 2013-14 season.

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