The Pittsburgh Penguins are not interested in Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vinny Prospal sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
Even at a salary under $1 million per season, the team doesn’t expect to be in play for him.
The New York Rangers are emerging as the early front runner to land Prospal.
The Penguins have held preliminary trade talks with the
the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Penguins look to add another defenseman on the cheap. Among the names the Leafs are looking to move is Ian White.
The Penguins are not comfortable going into the season with Nate Guenin as their #8 defenseman. If the right deal is out there, then they will explore a trade but the free agent market, likely a training camp invite remains the best option.
Minimal discussions between the Penguins and Philippe Boucher’s camp since the Penguins made a 1 year offer worth $600,000.
Dan Bylsma is high on Boucher and don’t rule out a return if Boucher is willing to play for the league minimum.
Pittsburgh offer is a one way contract.
The Penguins have reached out to Martin Skoula’s camp. Skoula is seeking a guaranteed contract.