Pittsburgh has told interested teams that any potential deal would need to involve a package including an "impact player on a controllable contract and/or a projected future salary-cap hit that was reasonable," Rossi adds.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has already been active in trade talks since his club's playoff run ended in a first-round sweep. A deal that would have sent Phil Kessel to the Minnesota Wild was reportedly nixed by the veteran winger, and Rutherford went on to say he no longer expects to trade the sniper.
Letang continues to be a top defenseman when healthy and has spent his entire 13-year career in Pittsburgh. He notched 16 goals and 40 assists while averaging nearly 26 minutes per contest in 65 games last season.
The 32-year-old has three seasons remaining on his current contract, which carries a $7.25-million cap hit and an 18-team list of destinations he'd accept a trade to.