The Penguins chances of signing Glen Murray are now over; Daryl Sydor‚Äôs name came up during the GM meetings but were the Penguins able to gauge interest? The latest on which defensemen are locks to stay in the lineup when Ryan Whitney returns and is Rob Scuderi pricing himself out of Pittsburgh? The decision to start Dany Sabourin tonight has caught some people by surprise. Read more for the latest Insider Report.
As reported earlier this month, The Penguins internally discussed the possibility of bringing in Glen Murray for a look but the chances of that happening are now over. Murray who eyed a return to the NHL in November will have ankle surgery according to Andy Strickland and will miss the entire season. Murray had a strong interest in Pittsburgh and the two sides had discussions in the middle of the month. If the Penguins signed Murray it would have been interesting to see what kind of role he would have played for the Penguins.
Michel Therrien caught some people by surprise yesterday when he informed Marc Andre Fleury that he would not be starting against the Sharks Tuesday night. Fleury is not happy about it according to a source who travels with the team.
Ray Shero made an effort to speak very highly of Daryl Sydor at the GM meetings as Sydor‚Äôs agent Rich Curran has been granted permission to seek a trade.Sydor has been very professional about the situation and he officially asked to be traded at the draft. Shero talked exclusively to the Chicago Blackhawks about Sydor at the GM meetings but they have no interest just like much of the league doesn‚Äôt right now.
Regarding the Blackhawks, expect to hear Jordan Staal‚Äôs name connected to them as the season progresses. Dave Tallon the Blackhawks GM made an inquiry.
If Ryan Whitney were to return tonight, I‚Äôm told Kris Letang would be in the press box. Circumstances may change when Whitney returns in the next 4-6 weeks but right now I‚Äôm told, Orpik, Gill, Scuderi, and Eaton are locks to stay in the lineup.
Many sources expect Rob Scuderi at the minimum to double his current salary in free agency next summer. Hal Gill is also a free agent at the end of the season and the Penguins will likely have to make a decision between Scuderi and Gill
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