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Report: Blue Jackets, Penguins hold trade talks about Brassard

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have had trade talks with the Pittsburgh Penguins about center Derick Brassard, reports The Athletic's Aaron Portzline.

It was reported on Tuesday that Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford is listening to offers on Brassard with the expectation that he'll be traded before the deadline on Feb. 25.

Columbus drafted Brassard sixth overall in 2006, and 31-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career with the organization. He arrived in Pittsburgh prior to last year's trade deadline in a three-team deal that involved the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights.

Brassard has recorded 14 points in 37 games and is an unrestricted free agent at season's end.

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