Penguins Rumors: Alex Nedeljkovic Linked to Avalanche

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a massive move last night (March 7), trading Jake Guentzel to the Carolina Hurricanes. It officially cemented them as sellers, and they should not be done making moves just yet. One pending UFA who could find a new home over the next few hours is goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.

Nedeljkovic has had a strong season as the Penguins' backup this season and should garner plenty of interest from clubs looking to strengthen their goalie depth. One club has entered the mix for his services, as The Fourth Period reported that the Colorado Avalanche are linked to him.

This is not surprising in the slightest, as the Avalanche have made it known that they want to add to their goalie depth. They need a backup for Alexandar Georgiev, and Nedeljkovic would be a strong option for the club.

Nedeljkovic, 28, has appeared in 21 games this season with the Penguins, where he sports a 9-5-4 record to go along with a 2.87 goals-against average (GAA), and a .908 save percentage (SV%). Overall, he has been a dependable backup goalie for the Pens, and he could do the very same for the Avs if acquired. Let's see if they can land him over the next few hours from here. 

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