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NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Winnipeg Jets

The Pittsburgh Penguins may look to make a transfer or two after the season begins

Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins probably gained’t make one other commerce earlier than the beginning of the season as they and others might be assessing what they’ve. It’s doable that they may make a commerce or two after the season will get going.

The Penguins are lacking ahead Jake Guentzel for 2 to a few weeks to start out the season however there is no such thing as a assure that his ankle might be prepared.

GM Kyle Dubas probably gained’t wait round to repair any roster flaws that come up. The Penguins bottom-six forwards may have some extra offense injected.

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Their present roster solely leaves them with about $220,000, so not sufficient to signal anybody.

The Penguins have some depth on the left aspect of their protection and will use that as commerce bait. Although the likes of P.O. Joseph, Ty Smith Smith and Will Butcher carry a low wage so any return can be a low-salaried participant as nicely.

Now, defenseman Marcus Pettersson carries a $4 million cap and extra worth however was very dependable final season taking part in beside Kris Letang.

The Winnipeg Jets aren’t seeking to commerce Connor Hellebuyck or Mark Scheifele at the moment

Ken Wiebe of SportsNet: Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and ahead Mark Scheifele stay with the Winnipeg Jets as coaching camp approaches. Each are coming into the ultimate yr of their contracts. It wouldn’t be straightforward for the Jets to switch both participant.

Will the Jets maintain some talks with Hellebuyck and Scheifele to see the place issues are at? If they may prolong one, they may then resolve which course to go along with the opposite. Or do they take a look at commerce each or use an ‘personal rental.’

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Pierre LeBrun and Michael Russo of The Athletic: Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff stated on Friday and the GM conferences that he’s not seeking to commerce Connor Hellebuyck or Mark Scheifele at the moment.

The Jets need to win this yr and preserving each would probably give them their greatest alternative to win. If they’ll’t prolong both participant by the commerce deadline, there may be the danger of shedding them for nothing.

Cheveldayoff added that he’s had ongoing talks all offseason with each gamers.





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