Penguins Have Better Options on Defense Than Ristolainen

Reports suggest the team is looking for a physical defenseman, and according to Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski, Rasmus Ristolainen of the Buffalo Sabres is a possible trade target. The 26-year-old two-way defenseman has one season left on his contract, worth $5.4 million. He recorded 18 points in 49 games on a struggling Sabres squad this season, and he has shown that he’s capable of putting up 40-point seasons and can play a mean and nasty game when needed.