Pittsburgh Penguins Talking Trade With Several Teams

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the same story every year as they usually lead the league in man games lost, and this season has been no different. The team is without three of their top-7 defenseman and the team is off to a somewhat slow start.

As Penguins general manager, Jim Rutherford is accustomed to do, expect to see some early in-season tinkering trades from the Pens. The team is in the market for an NHL defenseman according to Darren Dreger of TSN, and it's likely to be someone to fill out their bottom six pairing.

The team is currently without Michael Matheson, Marcus Pettersson and Juuso Riikola. Another injury or absence from one of their defensemen could be devastating to the club. Throw in the fact the goalie tandem of Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith are off to a terrible start with a .813 save percentage and the team is certainly as fragile as they come right now.

Look for the Pens to hold talks with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators about some depth defenseman. 

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