NHL Rumors: Latest On Phil Kessel Free Agency Talk

Phil Kessel is one of the top free agents still available for the taking. According to David Pagnotta, two teams are interested in signing the three-time Stanley Cup champion but first need to move out salary before a deal can be finalized. 

Pagnotta did not specify the specific teams who are seriously interested in signing Kessel, but it certainly seems possible that he will find a new home soon because of it. It ultimately makes sense, as he is still a decent third-liner who can produce offense while playing limited minutes. With that, he is playmaking ability makes him a valuable asset to any club's power play. 

Kessel spent last season with the Vegas Golden Knights, where he posted 36 points in 82 games. Although he no longer produces like a star, that is still decent production for a player in a bottom-six role.

We will need to wait and see if Kessel ends up signing a deal in the upcoming days or weeks from here. 

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