Penguins mull trade options amid injuries to Maatta, Schultz

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Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford acknowledged recently that he would like to add a defenseman before the NHL trade deadline March 1.

And that was before he lost two of them — Justin Schultz and Olli Maatta — to significant injuries Thursday.

But while being without Schultz and Maatta for a while might add some urgency to the hunt for a defenseman or two, Rutherford said Saturday that he won’t necessarily be able to make a deal sooner simply because they are out.

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