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Insider Only NHL Source: Penguins asked Phil Kessel to waive his no trade clause 48 hours ago

Penguins pushing to get a Kessel trade completed

The Pittsburgh Penguins who came out of their preliminary organizational meetings last month with a firm decision to trade Phil Kessel this summer no matter how low the return ends up being, officially asked the 32 year old winger to waive his no trade clause to the Minnesota Wild, multiple league sources confirm.

The trade request was made on Monday afternoon, TIOPS has learned, and Kessel through his agent Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

The last 24 hours have seen both the Penguins and Minnesota aggressively trying to keep the trade alive. Pittsburgh granted Minnesota permission to speak to Kessel but as of a few hours ago, Minnesota officials were having no success getting return Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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