The Penguins are interested in re-signing forward Craig Adams, according to Adams' agent.
Neil Sheehy said by email Friday there have been discussions with the Penguins regarding Adams, and he hopes to continue to talk with the club Sunday at the NHL draft in Newark, N.J.
Adams, 36, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Friday. He made $625,000 last season.
"The Penguins would like to sign Craig Adams," Sheehy said.
Adams has been a regular on the fourth line and a top penalty-killer. He isn't prolific on offense -- he has 12 goals in 301 games with the Penguins -- but has a physical edge and can play center or wing.
There was no progress in talks regarding two other players.
The Penguins and defenseman Kris Letang exchanged long-term proposals earlier in the week without an agreement on an extension, but agent Kent Hughes confirmed the sides remain amenable to further discussions.
Letang has another year left on a contract that pays him an average of $3.5 million per season and is believed to be seeking more than double that. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer but can sign an extension anytime beginning Friday.
Allan Walsh, agent for winger Pascal Dupuis, said there is "nothing new to report" on contract talks. Dupuis, like Adams, is set to become an unrestricted free agent Friday.
Shero appointment official
A day after word leaked that general manager Ray Shero will serve as associate GM for the 2014 United States Olympic hockey team, USA Hockey officially announced the appointment.
Shero, who earlier this month was named NHL GM of the year, will work with Nashville GM David Poile, who will be the GM for the American team. Former Toronto GM Brian Burke will be director of player personnel.
Penguins scout Don Waddell, a former NHL GM, has been named to the national team advisory committee. Shero previously was on the committee.
The American management team, as well as the head coach, will be introduced today in New York. It is expected that Dan Bylsma will be named head coach for the Sochi Games.
The NHL's participation in next year's Winter Olympics has not been finalized, but a meeting with all involved agencies is scheduled for Monday and an agreement could be reached then.
Pouliot gets an invite
Defenseman Derrick Pouliot, selected eighth overall by the Penguins in the 2012 NHL draft, has been invited to the Team Canada national junior summer development camp Aug. 4-10 in Brossard, Quebec, and Lake Placid, N.Y.
The camp will help Canada establish its roster for the world junior championships that begin Dec. 6 in Sweden.
Pouliot, 19, attended the same camp last summer but was a late cut. Since then, he and the Portland Winterhawks won the Western Hockey League title and were the runners-up in the Memorial Cup. Pouliot had 45 points in 44 games. Pouliot then joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League and dressed for one playoff game.
For much more on the Penguins, read the Pens Plus blog with Dave Molinari and Shelly Anderson at www.post-gazette.com/plus. Shelly Anderson: email@example.com, 412-263-1721 and Twitter @pgshelly. First Published June 29, 2013 4:00 AM