The Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs right away and nobody in Pittsburgh is happy about it. 

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has already stated to expect some big changes this summer and it seems that Sidney Crosby is the only untouchable. 

Evgeni Malkin was expected to be one of the untouchables as well but despite his no movement clause, that doesn't seem to be the case. 

It seems a breakup between Malkin and the Penguins could be upcoming with a specific destination in mind. 

Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports that Malkin could be headed to the Russian friendly Florida Panthers where he could be joined by two fellow countrymen during free agency. 

Kingerski reports that it'll likely take a high scoring forward, a first round pick and a prospect, something the Panthers can afford to give. 

The reporter adds that sources have told him that Jonathan Huberdeau could head the other way with a defensive prospect like Max Gildon. 

It's all speculation at this point, but clearly the Panthers are looking to add some big pieces for new head coach Joel Quenneville and are expected to make a big free agency push for both Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. 


Source: Pittsburgh Hockey Now