"Pittsburgh’s been pretty clear in its interest in Jack Roslovic, who is waiting for a trade from Winnipeg," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote in Tuesday's edition of "31 Thoughts."
However, Friedman cautioned that the Penguins aren't simply looking to make a reactionary move amid a slow start.
"One source indicated the interest shouldn’t be tied to the Penguins’ first two losses," he wrote. "It’s something they’ve looked at for a while."
Roslovic became a restricted free agent when the offseason began Oct. 9. In late December, his agent, Claude Lemieux, said his client wouldn't join the Jets at training camp as he waited for either a trade or a new contract.
The soon-to-be 24-year-old established career-highs with 12 goals and 17 assists in 71 games last season. He's spent all four of his NHL campaigns with the Jets, who drafted him 25th overall in 2015.
Winnipeg currently has no cap space. Pittsburgh has about $1.9 million, according to CapFriendly.