"I've expressed some interest, and there's some interest on the other side as well," Eaton told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
It is believed that the Penguins are interested in looking at what Eaton can bring to the table. The veteran forward became a free agent in the summer after spending the last two seasons with the New York Islanders and is currently under contract with the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre.
He is a stay-at-home defenseman, who has struggled with injuries over the years, but is looking to prove his former club that he can bring necessary depth.
"You can never have too many NHL defensemen," Eaton said. "If I can fit in depth-wise, find a spot there, I'm at the point in my career where I'm not going to worry about ice time. I just want to help any way that I can to help this team win. If that's being an eighth guy, a sixth guy, whatever it is, I'm just going to work and try and do what I can."
In 62 games with the Islanders last season, Eaton recorded one goal and three assists for four points.