Like some of his former teammates, Penguins defenseman Jay McKee is patiently waiting out the free agent market. The market for McKee has begun to slowly pick up of late but the 32 year old defenseman is looking for the right fit and willing to wait it out.
"Still reviewing options, " Pat Morris the agent for Jay McKee told Inside Pittsburgh Sports on Thursday of this week when asked if McKee was getting close to picking a destination.
Two-to-three options have emerged for McKee in the past week, with the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks emerging as potential suitors. There has also been inquries from Columbus and Washington but neither team has been engaged in negotiations with McKee or have presented a formal offer.
One team not in the mix for McKee is Pittsburgh. Morris and Pens GM Ray Shero have had zero contract talks this off-season and none are expected in the near future.
Although the Penguins only have five defensemen signed to one-way contracts, a high ranking official tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports that at least right now, the Penguins are not in the market to add a defenseman to their NHL roster (1-way contract).