Forward Alex Glachenyuk is expected to be living out of his suitcase against this year, as TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to move him again.
The 25-year-old former first rounder would therefore be suiting up for his third team in a year…
“That’s the plan. The Pittsburgh Penguins have started to talk to teams they’re willing to moveAlex Galchenyuk, that’s the desire at this point,” LeBrun said Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading.”I think the Penguins in return would look for either a draft pick or a bottom-six forward because that’s where he’s playing right now. He’s essentially a fourth-liner. It’s not a good fit for his skill set to be in that role. For whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out in Pittsburgh and the Penguins certainly could move him between now and the 24th.”
It is not the first time rumours have Galchenyuk back on the trade block, he who was acquired along with prospectPierre-Olivier Joseph in the deal that sent Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes last summer.
He has four goals and 14 points in 34 games since joining the Penguins, while averaging 12:33 of ice time per game and struggles to fit in the team’s system despite the chance to get more minutes with all the injured players.
The 2012 third-overall pick has failed to top the 20-goal mark since he scored 30 goals with the Montreal Canadiens back in 2015-16.
He is a pending unrestricted free agent, who carries a $4.9 million cap hit. He is however not expected to fetch much on the market…