Blackhawks scouting Ryan Bayda?
Quick Update on potential negotiations with Ryan Bayda. The vibe coming out of today’s practice is that the Penguins have approached Bayda’s camp about a two-way deal in the $500,000 range.
No official offer yet just “discussions” right now
His agent is believed to be working on a one-way deal elsewhere atleast that’s what’s Bayda’s camp is indicating —-likely trying to put the pressure on Pittsburgh.
Bayda was scouted by two teams last night including the Chicago Blackhawks, sources confirm to me.
Bayda has been searching for a one-way deal all summer.
Unless Pittsburgh moves a veteran forward, the Penguins don’t want to add another one-way contract. They have made that known to Bayda’s camp.
The Penguins have begun talks with winger Konstantin Pushkarev who was demoted to Wilkes Barre today. We could see a deal by the weekend. Both sides appear to be open to a two way deal.
Evgeni Malkin and Pushkarev are friends and a reason he accepted a tryout here.