"I know that Jim Rutherford is at least listening to some of the interest in Derick Brassard. The expectation is that he will get traded, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least, in return need a No. 3 center back," Dreger said on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."
Brassard was acquired by the Penguins last season in a three-way trade prior to the deadline that involved the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights. He slots in behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on Pittsburgh's depth chart and has had trouble producing since arriving in Pennsylvania, amassing 10 goals and 11 assists in 50 regular season games.
The 31-year-old has one season left on his current contract and is owed $5 million this season with $2 million retained by Vegas. Brassard also owns a modified no-trade clause that includes a list of eight teams he wouldn't accept a trade to, according to Cap Friendly.
This year's trade deadline comes Feb. 25.