Are the Penguins exploring the possibility of acquiring Marian Gaborik? Read more for the latest

A well placed source indicates there has been “brief” discussions between Wild GM Doug Risebrough and Penguins GM Ray Shero regarding Marian Gaborik. Shero has received the “OK” from ownership to explore the possibility but indications are Shero is against such a deal right now and Risebrough is the one who initiated the talks. If discussions are to prolong to the serious stages in the coming weeks or months, it will likely be because of ownership. Risebrough has made it known he would like to trade Gaborik to the Eastern Conference and has currently had talks with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.
Three Players on the Wilds Wish list from the Penguins, Rangers and Canadiens
1. Chris Higgins
2. Jordan Staal
3. Chris Drury
The Wild pursued Drury in the summer of 2007 when he was a free agent and see him as a great fit in their system.
Last year at the trade deadline Penguins scouts were high on Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo who has been a healthy scratch recently. There has been some rumblings in the past couple weeks that the Penguins may make a pitch for Colaiacovo. The Leafs are shopping forward Matt Stajan but Pittsburgh has shown minimal interest
Many inside the Penguins organization don’t see a place for Miroslav Satan on this team if he doesn’t play with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. Satan will play on the third line today with Max Talbot and Tyler Kennedy