The Penguins dealt the negotiating rights of Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts to Tampa Bay earlier today. In return, the Penguins get a conditional draft pick. Should Malone sign with the Lightning, the Penguins would get a third rounder. If he doesn't sign, they get a fourth rounder.
We like the move. It's making the best out of a less than stellar situation. The Penguins were definitely going to lose Roberts and probably Malone on Tuesday. Why not get something tangible out of it?