Shero Seeking Another Forward
Pittsburgh penguins general manager Ray Shero was on NHL Live today and confirmed he remains committed to adding another forward to his injury-depleted roster.
“I would like to add another forward,” he said just minutes ago.
While no names were mentioned, Shero has mentioned in the past that he wants to make the right move for the present and the future, which could indicate another long-term acquisition, like James Neal, as opposed to a short-term rental.
The Penguins have been connected to names such as Alexei Kovalev of the Ottawa Senators and Cory Stillman of the Florida Panthers, both impending free agents.
Other intriguing players (signed or with restricted free agent status) believed to be available include Stephen Weiss, Ales Hemsky, Jakub Voracek, Clarke MacArthur, and Dustin Penner. The Penguins have not been confirmed to be in discussions revolving around any of these players.
That being said, the Alex Goligoski for Neal and Matt Niskanen trade had been in the works for a few days prior to news hitting the media Monday morning, indicating that Shero prefers to negotiate behind closed doors.