Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel recently vetoed a trade and the team is no longer seeking to move him, general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday.
“I’m not actively pushing to trade him at this point,” Rutherford said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. “If someone comes along with a deal that makes sense, we’ll take a look at it, just like most of the other players.”
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Kessel, a 13-year veteran with 357 goals and 466 assists in his career, reportedly nixed a trade to the Minnesota Wild, which were not on Kessel’s list of approved trade destinations. Rutherford said he tried to put together the deal anyway.
“From a team point of view you can’t have the player controlling the trade because if you do it’s not going to work out for the team, so at this point and time I view it that Phil will return with the team,” Rutherford said.
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Kessel, 31, had 27 goals and 55 assists in 82 games for the Penguins last season, his fourth with the team. He helped Pittsburgh win the...
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