Penguins to go after Frederik Andersen this offseason

Published June 9, 2021 at 10:53

As Pittsburgh Hockey Now's Dan Kingerski reported, a well-placed source within the Penguins organisation stated that the team intends to protect goaltender Tristan Jarry and forward Evgeni Malkin in next month's expansion draught for the Seattle Kraken, but he also mentioned something else that's very intriguing.

According to Kingerski, the Penguins are interested in pending free agent goalie Frederik Andersen of the Toronto Maple Leafs to serve as a quality backup for Jarry.

«A team source specifically mentioned his name as someone the Penguins are looking at as a veteran goalie who has performed well in the NHL postseason. Andersen struggled this season, as did several North Division goalies behind absentee blue liners.»

«Circle Andersen's name as someone the Pittsburgh Penguins are already watching. The team could make a solid pitch pending the goalie market, which was a heavy buyer's market last fall and figures to be again with the flat salary cap.»

Andersen's five-year $25 million contract expires this summer as he will become an unrestricted free agent.

In last week's end of season press conference, Andersen, who got sidelined with a lower-body in mid-March, hinted at the possibility of playing for another team next season.

«I want to talk to Kyle [Dubas] here and see where he's at. I don't want to look past that conversation at all. We have to see what makes sense for both parties. More than that, I don't really know.''

«I've had 5 years here. I've really enjoyed my time here. Overall, I'll definitely look back on these 5 years with a lot of good memories. With regards to the future, I don't know what's in store yet. We'll see.»
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Penguins to go after Frederik Andersen this offseason

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