The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to fight their way to a playoff spot however they just don't feel like the powerhouse they were two years ago. 

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has stated he's ready to make some big moves to get the team going, however so far he's only made two small moves. 

Rutherford so far this season has traded Carl Hagelin to Los Angeles for Tanner Pearson and Daniel Sprong to Anaheim for Marcus Pettersson. 

Earlier this season there was some chatter the Penguins could move Phil Kessel and now Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman confirms that Kessel is on the market. 

In his latest "31 Thoughts", Friedman confirmed to readers that the Penguins have "tested the market" on Kessel however the hold up is that Kessel has partial no trade protection. 

While the team has struggled, Kessel hasn't with 29 points in 26 games so far this season, add to that Toronto is still paying part of his salary so they could find some takers.

Do you think Kessel will be traded before season's end?

Source: Elliotte Friedman