After today's wheelings and dealings, here is what the Pittsburgh Penguins salary cap situation is looking like.
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The above is a total salary cap obligation of $69,019,999 -- which leaves $2,380,000 under the salary cap limit. The Penguins have 11 forwards, 7 defenseman and 2 goalies above, so they will still need to sign a veteran 4th liner, or give the final 1-2 spots to a young player like Oskar Sundqvist, Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson or Bobby Farnham after training camp to round out the squad. All of those players carry a salary cap hit well under a million dollars a piece and should be easily to implement.
Other defensemen, such as Adam Clendening or Tim Erixon could conceivably challenge for a shot on the roster as well, but often times NHL teams do not have the space or inclination to carry 8 healthy defenseman, so we'll see how those decisions go based on training camp performances.
The Penguins certainly are more balanced after today's dealings, and deeper too. Next year's team is shaping up quite nicely.