Penguins Rumors: Kings Goalie Heading to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins are gearing up for a busy offseason as the Kyle Dubas era begins. The new President of Hockey Operations is looking to make a solid first impression to the franchise and the fan base and there's no doubt Dubas will be aggressive and active this offseason. Look for a trade from the Penguins at the NHL Draft in Nashville next week and if they don't have a starting goalie signed by July 1, Mike McKenna of Daily Faceoff see the Penguins being interested in pending LA Kings free-agent Joonas Korpisalo.

Korpisalo was acquired in a mid-season trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets and McKenna sees his underlying numbers and cap hit of value to Dubas and the Pens. The netminder finished last season with a .921 save percentage in 11 regular season games for the Kings and then posted a .892 save percentage in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The lack of postseason success has put a damper on the Kings willingness to go long-term on a new contract extension. The Kings have been linked to a couple of free agents, including Carolina Hurricanes netminder Frederik Andersen.

As for Dubas and the Penguins, they are weighing the pros and cons of keeping Tristan Jarry in the fold and if a contract extension doesn't get announced soon, look for an announcement about their intentions to look elsewhere this summer. 

Korpisalo holds a 94-81-25 career record in his nine year career. The native of Pori, Finland was originally a third-round pick back in 2012 by the Blue Jackets. The Kings sent Jonathan Quick, and a first and third round pick in the deal to acquire Korpisalo and defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and have since re-signed Gavrikov to a contract extension. 

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