Galchenyuk on the trading block

  • After acquiring forward Alex Galchenyuk this offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins are now looking to trade him, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday’s “Headlines” segment.

“The Penguins are looking around to see what fits are available for him,” Friedman said. “Galchenyuk is somebody who could be finding a new home.”

  • Galchenyuk, 25, arrived in Pittsburgh last summer from the Arizona Coyotes in the Phil Kessel trade.
  • He’s appeared in 21 games for the Penguins, posting two goals and 10 points.
  • The former third overall pick has struggled to both stay healthy and produce with his new team.
  • He has been spending time on the Penguins’ fourth line recently and has played less than 10 minutes in five of his last six games.

“The fact of the matter is, when we’re totally healthy, he’s going to have to work very hard just to get in the top 12,” Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said earlier this week, according to The Athletic’s Josh Yohe. “That’s just the way it is, because we have a lot of guys playing well.”

  • Galchenyuk is in the final season of a three-year, $14.7-million deal.
Sources & Credits: Elliotte Friedman, The Score, Sportsnet
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