Penguins out of the mix for Swiss star Damien Brunner who is close to signing with an NHL team


PENS out of mix for Brunner The Pittsburgh Penguins had expressed early interest in 26 year old Swiss star Damien Brunner, but an NHL source close to the situation tells me today that the Penguins are out of the mix for Brunner. “Pittsburgh has moved on, ” an NHL source said. Brunner, according to the source, has decided to come to North America and will be signing with an NHL team in the next week. Brunner who can reach an agreement with an NHL team at anytime, can’t officially sign until July 1. Agent Neil Sheehy is currently involved in negotiations with NHL teams. The Tampa Bay Lightning have long been considered a front runner for Brunner. The Red Wings and Wild are also among the teams to express interest. NHL teams had a close eye on Brunner during the World Championships as he went up against NHL type competitionRead More »