Penguins looking for defense
In the longer term, Jim Rutherford has to go get a couple of defensemen before the trade deadline in a week.
That’s not a revelation. He might have done that even if nobody got hurt. He knows how quickly a couple of injuries can wreck a team’s blue line. He’s not going to get caught shorthanded.
The only question is whether we’re talking about a draft-pick-for-a-rental type deal or a bigger move involving more players with significant cap hits. My guess is the former, since there are so many moving pieces involved with making the latter work, but you could go broke trying to bet on what Rutherford’s going to do at times in his career. This is no different.
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