PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- With the start of NHL Free Agency just 28 hours away, the Penguins and Tyler Kennedy are closing in on a new contract.
The two sides have been in constant contact over the last 48 hours and sources tell me they made real progress last night.
All signs are pointing towards a deal being reached sometime this afternoon.
It appears as though Kennedy is more interested in rejoining the Penguins than hitting the free agent market.
Kennedy is taking a financial gamble considering he’d likely land a deal of around $3 million on the open market.
InsidePittsburghSports.com is reporting that the two sides are believed to be discussing a two-year deal worth close to $4 million.
The 24-year stepped up big last season when the Pens lost Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal to major injuries.