The chances of the Penguins signing a top-6 winger are getting slimmer by the day as free agency is now into day 34.
Another winger who will be off the board this week is 30 year old winger Maxim Afinogenov, a league sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.com. Afinogenov will make a decision on his playing future that includes the NHL and KHL by Friday evening.
Anyone hoping to see Afinogenov join close friend Evgeni Malkin, don’t count on it. The Penguins have not made a late push to get into the mix and are not a suitor for Afinogenov, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned.
Meanwhile, Don Baizley the agent for Paul Kariya is focused on trying to workout a return to the Anaheim Ducks for his client.
Kariya who still hasn’t made a decision on if he will play next season, is only focused on Anaheim at this time.
If a deal between the Ducks falls through, Kariya will then explore other options I’m told.