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Report: Steve Sullivan not returning to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 18: Steve Sullivan #26 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his powerplay goal at 10:55 of the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 18, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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It’s looking like Pittsburgh’s pursuit of Zach Parise is costing them a shot at retaining one of their own.

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Steve Sullivan is looking to move on from the Penguins thanks to things getting a bit too busy there for his liking.

A member of the Sullivan camp, speaking on condition of anonymity, said minutes ago that he is expected to sign “elsewhere,” although no specific destination was given.

Sullivan finished last season with 17 goals and 48 points for the Penguins and with the free agent choices being pretty thin once you get past Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, he could make for a savvy depth pick-up for a team. Of course, if the Pens miss out on Parise they’ll miss having Sullivan in the lineup.