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Insider Only NHL: Lightning Nate Thompson on Penguins radar?


The Penguins looking to bolster their third and fourth lines, are interested in Lightning forward Nate Thompson, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned.
The 28 year old forward has 5 goals and 8 points on the season. Regarded by executives as one of the top role players likely to become available, Thompson is versatile with the ability to play center/wing, and brings a gritty two-way play to the table and is second among Lightning forwards with 45 hits in 23 games.
One thing that’s becoming a common theme is word on players Penguins are targeting (aside from top-6 forward) is players who can chip in on the penalty kill. Thompson leads all Lightning forwards in ice time per game shorthanded.
Executives predict the asking price for Thompson will be a second round pick or NHL ready prospect.
Thompson is an unrestricted free agent at seasons end.

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