The Penguins are interested in re-signing forward Craig Adams, according to Adams' agent. Neil Sheehy said by email Friday there have been discussions with the Penguins regarding Adams, and he hopes to continue to talk with the club Sunday at the NHL draft in Newark, N.J. Adams, 36, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Friday. He made $625,000 last season. "The Penguins would like to sign Craig Adams," Sheehy said. Adams has been a regular on the fourth line and a top penalty-killer. He isn't prolific on offense -- he has 12 goals in 301 games with the Penguins -- but has a physical edge and can play center or wing. There was no progress in talks regarding two other players. The Penguins and defenseman Kris Letang exchanged long-term proposals earlier in the week without an agreement on an extension, but agent Kent Hughes confirmed the sides remain amenable to further discussions. Letang has another year left on a contract that pays him an average of $3.5 million per season and is believed to be seeking more than double that. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer but can sign an extension anytime beginning Friday. Allan Walsh, agent for winger Pascal Dupuis, said there is "nothing new to report" on contract talks. Dupuis, like Adams, is set to become an unrestricted free agent Friday.
Free-agent Craig Adams in contract talks with Penguins
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Jun 29