Penguins ‘very interested’ in acquiring Jack Roslovic from Jets

Saturday Headlines are back, with talk of the Blue Jackets and Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Penguins' potential interest in Jack Roslovic, and the Oilers looking at different options for their third goalie spot.

Jack Roslovic is not with the Winnipeg Jets to start the 2020-21 season as the forward looks for a trade to a new club.

One team that has expressed interest in acquiring the 23-year-old is the Pittsburgh Penguins, as reported Saturday by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment.

“Jack Roslovic is unsigned, he’s asked for a trade, he’s not with the Jets,” Friedman said. “The Pittsburgh Penguins have started the season 0-2 and we know [GM] Jim Rutherford is not afraid. I also believe they’re one of the teams who’s very interested. We’ll see if there’s a match.”

The Jets reportedly shopped Roslovic over the off-season, targeting a top-four, left-shot defenceman in return.

Last season, Roslovic posted career bests in goals (12), assists (17) and points (29) despite being used primarily in the Jets’ bottom-six. His agent, Claude Lemieux, claims that at least half a dozen teams have expressed interest in Roslovic, who is looking for a top-six opportunity.


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