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Sources: Penguins make contract offer to Curtis Sanford
Team also in talks with Kevin Weekes
The Pittsburgh Penguins top priority is to add a veteran goaltender, and the Penguins have offered goaltender Curtis Sanford a two-way contract, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
The Penguins submitted the offer early this week as the organization looks for a veteran goaltender to battle John Curry in training camp.
In 19 games played last season, Sanford went 7-8 with a 2.59 goals against average for the Vancouver Canucks. Sanford is also weighing another offer (team unknown) and the Penguins expect a decision soon.
Sanford, 29, made a salary of $650,000 last season.
The team also remains in talks with New Jersey Devils goaltender Kevin Weekes, sources have confirmed. Weekes was believed to be waiting on the New Jersey Devils this week but the Devils went in another direction.
Weekes, 34, went 7-5 with a 2.42 goals against average, last season. Weekes is viewed as a great character player around the league.
Weekes and Sanford are the teams top two targets at this moment, although the team has held talks with another free agent goaltender. At this time we have not been able to get confirmation on who that may be.
Earlier this week, sources indicated the Penguins had some interest in
minor league goaltender Nolan Schaeffer. Schaeffer was apart of the organization for the 2006-2007 season but would only be brought in as a depth move for Wilkes Barre.
He is a player that Penguins scouts like but not seen as a legitimate #2 goaltender in the National Hockey League.