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February 12, 2017 | 2:55pm ET
Penguins interested in Duchene?
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly among the teams that have spoken with the Colorado Avalanche about forward Matt Duchene.

During Saturday night's "Headlines" segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Nick Kypreos reported that Penguins have inquired about Duchene.

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has kicked the tires on Duchene, though there may not be a fit between the two clubs, as Pittsburgh may not have the necessary assets to acquire Duchene.

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic is willing to trade Duchene, but will only move him for, primarily, a top young defenseman, a top prospect and a first-round draft pick -- there could be a different outcome depending on the level of the players he receives.

Kypreos speculated that Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot could be packaged in a deal for Duchene, but the additions to that package would need to be significant.

He also suggested the Penguins could include goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury along with Pouliot, but the Avs are not believed to be in the market for a goaltender at this time.

 
 
 

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