The Pittsburgh Penguins are interested in acquiring a defenseman by Monday's trade deadline, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

Pittsburgh lost defender Ben Lovejoy indefinitely to an upper-body injury earlier in the week, and he was playing almost 19 minutes a night.

The Penguins are in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race, currently holding the second spot.

Trevor Daley, acquired in a trade for Rob Scuderi earlier this season, has been a solid addition, with 13 points in 30 games. He's playing 19:11 a game, and general manager Jim Rutherford is likely hoping to find someone similar.