Pens Not Done
In a matter of days, GM Ray Shero has acquired James Neal, Matt Niskanen and now Alexei Kovalev.
Pens GM Ray Shero will meet with the media at 3:00 p.m. today and the Penguins are believed to be working up at least one more move.
A team source said not to rule out another move for a forward as the team has been involved in trade talks with the Florida Panthers about Chris Higgins and have been monitoring the market for Clark MacArthur who I’m told would cost the Penguins Eric Tangradi, a prospect the Penguins are willing to move for the right player.
However, the focus is believed to be turning towards a defenseman after dealing Alex Goligoski and Brooks Orpik being sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Dan Bylsma in his media session this afternoon confirmed our previous report that Orpik will be sidelined for at least 4 weeks.
His return is not expected until right around the playoffs.
On the defenseman front, I have yet to hear any specific targets but some names of interest should surface in the coming hours.