Ceci penned a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Penguins on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Ceci appeared in 56 games with the Maple Leafs last season, notching eight points while posting a plus-7 rating. The 26-year-old blueliner will compete with Chad Ruhwedel for ice time on Pittsburgh's bottom pairing in 2020-21, so don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option.
Ceci will test free agency, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports. There's still a chance that Ceci will re-sign with the Maple Leafs, but he'll see what kind of offers are out there on the open market before making a final decision. The 26-year-old blueliner appeared in 56 games with Toronto in 2019-20, picking up eight points while registering a plus-7 rating and averaging 20:32 of ice time over that span.
Ceci netted a shorthanded goal and doled out three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss in Game 3 versus the Blue Jackets. Ceci opened the scoring with the shorty at 18:52 of the first period. The 26-year-old isn't known for his offense -- he had just one goal and seven helpers to go with 92 hits and 79 blocked shots in 56 regular-season contests. Despite his top-pairing usage, Ceci is primarily on the ice for defensive purposes.
Ceci (ankle) will return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports. Ceci missed 14 games with an ankle injury. He was activated off of injured reserve earlier Friday. Expect Ceci to pair with Calle Rosen on the Maple Leafs' third pairing.
Toronto activated Ceci (ankle) off injured reserve Friday. Ceci isn't expected to play Friday against Anaheim, but he should return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Tampa Bay. The former Senator has notched eight points in 54 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
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