Pittsburgh Penguins: Free Agent Possibilities by Position

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Dec 23, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie

Jeff Zatkoff

(37) blocks a shot against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Goalie: None

The Pittsburgh Penguins could be in the market for a back-up goalie this summer, but if they were smart they would look at their minor league goalies. Thomas Greiss did not have an ideal time here in Pittsburgh in my opinion.

He backed up a goalie that played 64 of the 82 regular season games. His numbers were not all that impressive going 9-6-3 with a 2.59 GAA. To his defense, it’s very difficult to find a rhythm in net with such sparse starts, but that’s what backups are expected to do. He was only called on for back to back games for the most part, where Fleury took one and Greiss took the other.

Greiss was a cheap $1 mil sign this past offseason and if the Penguins wanted to go that direction again they could, but I believe it is time to let either Jeff Zatkoff or Matt Murray take over the role behind Marc-Andre Fleury.