The Pittsburgh Penguins are still chasing two of the biggest NHL free agents on the market this summer, Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. They are believed to be one of a handful of teams with offers out to both players. If the Penguins acquire Suter, a defenseman, they could deal Paul Martin to Nashville, according to a Tuesday-afternoon report from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
I've been told that if the Pens do acquire Ryan Suter, look for Paul Martin to be traded to Nashville.— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) July 3, 2012
Martin's name has been mentioned previously in trade rumors, though reports last week said the Penguins were not shopping him. The cost of signing Suter, should it happen, might give the team renewed motivation to deal Martin and his $5 million salary.
First, Pittsburgh would have to acquire Suter. There was one unconfirmed report from Brian Lawton early Wednesday morning that Suter had picked the Minnesota Wild.