Deryk Engelland’s Roster Spot Not Guaranteed

| David M Singer

Engelland in battle for roster spot

Now, he’s fighting — and for him, that could be literally — to keep his job.

As one of seemingly dozens of defensemen in Penguins training camp — in reality, it’s 18 — Engelland’s job is not necessarily secure even after he spent a lot of the past three seasons as a third-pairing defenseman.

“You’ve got to come in no matter who you are and prove yourself,” Engelland, 31, said. “There’s always someone wanting to take your spot.”