With the NHL trade deadline less than 24 hours away, check out all the latest rumors and notes regarding to the Pittsburgh Penguins!
The “Trade Deadline” is tomorrow at 3 pm ET!
Furthermore we’ll reach another very interesting and informative deadline, before we’ll reach the “Trade Deadline”: Teams will have to put players on waivers until today at noon in order to clear any needed cap space for tomorrow’s trade deadline!
In addition to that, players have to be sent down to the minor league affiliates within the next 24 hrs, in order to be eligible for AHL playoffs!
Will they reassign defensman Derrick Pouliot to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins within this time frame? Pouliot would more than likely stay with the Penguins throughout the entire playoffs, if they don’t!
Will they reassign Beau Bennett to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, in order to free up some cap space and roster spot for another trade? Stay tuned and watch out!
Throughout the entire day, the Penguins didn’t appear to have anything imminent on their trade front. However, things can changle quickly & there are first stirrings that this might be the case ….
… The Chicago Blackhawks will have two scouts attending today’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets, according to Mike Colligan and Josh Yohe. And it seems like those two scouts – Ryan Stewart (Director of Pro Scouting) & Dennis Bonvie (Pro Scout) – and the Chicago Blackhawks are linked to both, the Penguins & Blue Jackets!
The Blackhawks have shown some interest in Columbus’ Cam Atkinson, but it appears to be uncertain/unkown which Pittsburgh Penguin they might be scouting …
… maybe Chris Kunitz?
I doubt the Penguins would consider trading Chris Kunitz right before the trade deadline. But you never know … We’ll see …
Early reports suggest that defenseman Christian Ehrhoff isn’t playing today due to health issues & not hold back due to a possible trade!
– Benedikt Bäumler