Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford met with the media today at the start of training camp, and was quite forthcoming about his potential pursuit of a third-line center. Many have speculated that the Penguins would need to look outside the organization, with Rutherford himself saying they were looking for an “impact” player for the role. Today, he said that they were looking at three players for the role, though he obviously can’t name names.

We have our focus on three guys. I think one or two may become available before the season starts.

Pittsburgh has been rumored to be interested in various players over the summer, including Riley Sheahan (DET), Tyler Bozak (TOR), Matt Duchene (COL), and Jordan Staal (CAR) among others, but it’s unclear where Rutherford’s focus lies.