Who will miss the cut for the Penguins protection list?

Jason Zucker 29 years old, left wing $5.5M AAV (through 2022-23) Why the Pens protect him: Teams really shouldn’t be losing second line scoring forwards to expansion when they can protect seven forwards. Pittsburgh hasn’t seen the best of Zucker, who has dealt with season stoppages, delays, injuries and more in tough timing to be brought over. Yet for his career Pittsburgh stats (15G+15A in 53 games) still adds up for a raw scoring pace for 23 goals and 46 points in a full 82 game season.