Penguins Rumors: Trade Talks Continue on 2 Players in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look much different in 2023-24 as president Kyle Dubas has put his fingerprints on the roster with a slew of moves this summer. The Pens signed Lars Eller, Noel Acciari, Matt Nieto, Alex Nedeljkovic and Ryan Graves, re-signed Tristan Jarry and traded for Reilly Smith. Needless to say Dubas has been busy and there could be more to come as these two Penguins continue to be linked to trades:

Jeff Petry, RHD

The Penguins were talking with the San Jose Sharks but that deal appears to have fallen through. The Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks remain in the mix but the sweeteners they want have turned Dubas sour on the move. Petry isn't a great fit in Pittsburgh and his $6.2-million AAV could be used in other fashions and be more cost-effective

Mikael Granlund

The Penguins talked to the Nashville Predators about a trade but these talks didn't get off the ground much. Dubas won't give Granlund away for nothing so wants to ensure it's a fair deal. He loves Granlund's game and even though things didn't work out last season for the speedy forward, a second chance may be on the horizon if a trade can't be worked out. 1 goal in 21 games last season for the Pens, it was obvious the fit wasn't there. If not the Preds, the Buffalo Sabres could be interested, and same with the Blackhawks and Coyotes. Granlund is owed $5 million for the next two seasons.  Photo credit:  Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports