Playing Armchair GM: Build your own Pittsburgh Penguins’ off-season

Find someone, anyone to take him, for a conditional pick that won’t be met, just a housekeeping move to give him a chance to maybe play somewhere else and clear a contract for Pittsburgh. If no trade exists, the Pens will have to bury Riikola in the AHL an incur a small $25,000 cap penalty to do so. Not the end of the world if it comes to that, but it would be better for all parties to let the player get a new start.