The Pittsburgh Penguins have had what can't be called anything less than a roller-coaster year.
At the outset of the season, they were expected to be one of the top contenders for the Eastern Conference title and many thought they would be making their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in four years.
They lived up to those expectations through the first few months, but since that time, the Penguins have begun to slip a little.
Now sitting in fourth place in the conference, five points behind the division rival Philadelphia Flyers for the conference lead, the Penguins have been stricken by the injury bug. Superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are both out with long-term injuries, the latter being unable to return until next year. All in all, the Penguins have nine players on injured reserve and are struggling to fill their roster night after night.
Many people are worried about the Pens, who have still managed to stay afloat rather well and not go into a free fall down the standings, but many fans are thinking of the upcoming playoffs and how they will be affected by the imminent trade deadline. If the Penguins want to add any sort of depth or find someone to fill in and boost the team with this many regulars out, they'll have to do it quickly, as the trade deadline is coming up fast.
Here are 10 potential trade targets for the Penguins.