NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Islanders

Rust and Penguins Unable to Find Common Ground According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, the Penguins and pending UFA Bryan Rust haven’t found a common ground in contract talks and the team might feel they need to move his $3.5 million cap hit in an effort to shed some salary for when Evgeni Malkin returns to the lineup. Murphy believes Rust would easily fetch a second-round pick and wonders if the Penguins could net a first-round pick.