Originally written on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 2/26/14
The Pittsburgh Penguins are not likely to be players at the trade deadline, even though they have been hit heavily by injuries to key players. General manager Ray Shero will take a more subtle approach to this years deadline than he has in previous years.With Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang, and now Paul Martin all out of the line-up, and Letang's return uncertain, it could be expected that the Penguins would be major players at the trade deadline, but all indications from within the Pen's organization, say exactly the opposite. Defense would be the priority, if the Penguins were to try to find help, but given that here is a premium on defense in the league this season, the price need to acquire the kind of help the Penguins would need, would be prohibitive. Salary cap issues are not at play for the Penguins, coming up to the deadline, due to the nature of the injuries the club is faced with. They could and likely will place at least two of their injured players on long term injured rese...
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