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Rutherford: Roster OK, but cap space isn’t ☕


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Jim Rutherford. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

He is, Jim Rutherford said today, pretty content with what his roster looks like today, and doesn't see any area of the Penguins' depth chart that clearly needs an upgrade before training camp opens.

Good thing, too, because Rutherford confirmed that his immediate focus has to be on subtraction, not addition.

Reducing the team's payroll so that it can be in compliance with the NHL's salary cap ceiling, to be precise. puts the Penguins' cap hit on a 23-man roster of signed players at $81,657,500, which is $157,500 above the ceiling of $81.5 million for the 2019-20 season.

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