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Insider Only Boyes tops list of four wingers Pens looked into at trade deadline who are PTO candidates this fall

Training camps open in 13 days and many quality NHL players still can’t find jobs.

Marcel Goc and Max Lapierre, two players traded for each other last season, both signed in Europe this week.

Scottie Upshall a solid bottom-6 player signed with the St. Louis Blues on a professional tryout on Tuesday.

One veteran agent said the market has shaped up for established players to either accept an $800,000 offer or go to camp on a tryout.

The Penguins have gone the tryout route twice already, signing Sergei Gonchar and Tim Sestito to professional tryout contracts in August.

The Penguins brass, though, wouldn’t be doing their job if they weren’t looking to take advantage of the current market and exploring the possibility of bringing in another forward on a tryout.

The past week there have been discussions with a few.

In fact, four notable wingers the Penguins looked into prior to the deadline remain in play as possible tryout candidates for NHL teams this fall.

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