Penguins left winger Ryan Malone is sidelined for 6 weeks but that hasn’t stopped teams from calling about his availability. The Buzzontheburgh has learned that atleast 4-6 teams have been interested in Malone since the summer. Shero is not trying to move Malone but is willing to use him of as a bargaining chip for the “right deal”. We reported last week that in the early goings of free agency a trade was in the works where Malone – Christensen to Boston for Brad Boyes but Boston eventually declined. Despite his sluggish start executives around the league fell Malone has the potential to be a 30-35 goal scorer in the right situation. From what we have learned there are no indications that Ray Shero is actively shopping Ryan Malone but what we have learned is in the next couple months teams will be calling. You can bet on it. Teams interested Boston, Phoenix, Ottawa, Toronto and Philadelphia.
Brooks Orpik is ahead of schedule is expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the LA Kings. The Chicago Blackhawks have claimed left winger Karl Stewart. The Buzzontheburgh has also learned the Penguins have not been in contact with Yanic Perreault’s agent since training camp opened and Perreault was expected to sign with the Ottawa Senators but the Senators are reluctant and Perreault is now talking to the Blackhawks.