While talks with both forward Pascal Dupuis and defenseman Kris Letang continue to stall, the Pittsburgh Penguins might turn their attention to re-signing forward Craig Adams.
According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Adams is seeking a two-year contract, and the Pens are confident they can give that to him before he hits free agency.
Adams, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 and has since been a mainstay on the fourth-line for Pittsburgh.
A penalty-killing superstar, Adams led all forwards in average ice-time defending the man-advantage with an average of 2:39 minutes during the regular-season and topped everybody during the postseason with 3:39 minutes.
Ranking second among team forwards with 37 blocked shots in the regular-season, Adams ranked third on the team with 105 hits.
In 364 career games with the Pens, Adams has registered 63 points (18G, 45A).
His contract might come easier than any of the other free agents – considering his demands.
Look for the Pens to reclaim their PK mastermind.