Pittsburgh Penguins accidentally slip up and announce Vladimir Tarasenko signing

Marvin Azrak
July 3, 2024  (3:54 PM)

Kyle Dubas, Pittsburgh Penguin
Photo credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In an unexpected twist, it appears that the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to sign veteran forward Vladimir Tarasenko, as revealed by an accidental email sent to season ticket holders.

The email, meant to update fans on various team activities, included a surprising announcement: "Vladimir Tarasenko is a Penguin." Here's the full excerpt:
A couple major updates to kick off the week! Ned is back. Vladimir Tarasenko is a Penguin. Six new prospects from the 2024 NHL Draft. Free Agency is now underway. And today, our official schedule has been released. Is it October yet?!
Home Opener: October 9th, 7:30pm. The New York Rangers come to town to open the season. November is 'stuffed' with home games. Get your 'fixings' of hockey ahead of the holiday rush with matchups against Dallas, Detroit, and the new Utah Hockey Club. Catch the #1 overall draft pick Macklin Celebrini and the Sharks on November 16th. Defending Stanley Cup Champion Florida Panthers on December 3rd. The Battle of Cole Harbour when Nathan MacKinnon comes to town with his Colorado Avalanche on December 10th. Enemy Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers both come to town in February on the 22nd and 27th!»
Comms wouldn't get authorization to send out text like this just based on reports, FWIW. It needs to go through several levels of internal authorization to get okayed to send.

So, it looks like the Stanley Cup champion Tarasenko will indeed be joining the Penguins. This lines up with earlier reports from the the Athletic's Josh Yohe that GM Kyle Dubas had offered him a contract.
Hearing Penguins made an offer to Vladimir Tarasenko. Only have around $4.3 million in cap space. Other teams have interest in him, obviously.