Penguins free agent news
The Pens are still trying to re-sign Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts.
They will NOT be re-signing Nils Ekman, Ronald Petrovicky, Eric Cairns or Joel Kwiatkowski.
The Penguins seem to have some interest in retaining goalie Jocelyn Thibault and defensemen Rob Scuderi, Alain Nasreddine and Josef Melichar.
They are still pursuing, at minimum, one defensive defensemen, possibly two, and a top six winger.http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/pit070620.html
”Penguins GM Ray Shero is expected to meet with the agent for veterans Gary Roberts and Mark Recchi during the NHL Draft later this week, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review….
The Penguins apparently will not offer a contract to winger Nils Ekman and several other players, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In addition to Ekman, the Pens will not offer deals to forward Ronald Petrovicky and defensemen Eric Cairns and Joel Kwiatkowski, all of whom will become unrestricted free agents July 1.
According to the paper, the Penguins seem to have some interest in retaining goalie Jocelyn Thibault and defensemen Rob Scuderi, Alain Nasreddine and Josef Melichar, although it’s possible none will be back.”