Idoit40fans wrote:The Pens almost always start the season with 12 forwards and either 6 or 7 defensemen on the NHL roster, so they can make it work. Of course though, you're right, they need some cap space.
It's possible, though unlikely given history, that Engellend could play 4th line RW at times also.
The issue I have concern with is that gaping hole on the 3rd line. D'Agostini may be a perfect fit there...and he also may not be at all, and there are no options if he isn't. You waive him to the minors, and you have just enough space (about $675,000) to call up Dom Uher and no one else.
I would honestly be pretty shocked if Shero doesn't trade Niskanen by the end of August.