Report: Penguins’ Ehrhoff to test free agency

Christian Ehrhoff spent one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Christian Ehrhoff will in all likelihood test free agency in the summer.

The veteran’s agent told Pro Hockey Talk, “I would suggest he’ll be available come July 1.”

Adding to the speculation Ehrhoff is on his way out of town is the fact the 32-year-old German just put his Pennsylvania house on the market. He signed a one-year, $4-million contract with the Penguins as a UFA last summer after the Buffalo Sabres bought out the remainder of his massive, 10-year contract.

Ehrhoff registered three goals, 11 assists in 49 games during his injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign and didn’t see any action in the post-season. In fact, he hasn’t played since receiving this hit from Vladimir Tarasenko on March 24.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ehrhoff is finally healthy after suffering multiple concussions this season.

In 741 career NHL games, Ehrhoff has 327 points, 483 penalty minutes and a plus-59 rating.