Penguins Rumors & News

  • Nanny for Pittsburgh Penguins player accused of stealing from home "The family of one of the top players for the Pittsburgh Penguins fell victim to theft by someone whom they knowingly let into their home, authorities said. Andrea Forsythe, 26, who worked as a nanny for Chris Kunitz and his family, has been charged with theft. Police said Forsythe stole a..." April 25

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: “We’re not making any changes in our lineup tonight. We don’t have any injured players available."

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Penguins forward Malkin struggling while playing hurt "Sidney Crosby is familiar with Evgeni Malkin's position. A year ago, Crosby was criticized throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs for his lack of production, partially resulting in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Eastern Conference Second Round series loss after leading the New York Rangers 3-1...." April 24

  • Rangers win in OT on Hayes goal, can clinch Friday

    New York Post "The Rangers are on the verge of getting themselves into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and they’ve done so without putting their best game on the ice. So what’s that say about their chances of playing hockey deep into the summer? The hero in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Consol..." April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Rangers top Penguins, 2-1, in Game 3

    North Jersey "It had been an efficient, almost clinical defensive performance, up to a point. But even the Penguins’ third-period push and the late-game scrambles around the crease could not take away from the overall improved Rangers effort. “We wanted to come back with a good effort after a tough Game 2..." April 21

  • Pens’ Rutherford to columnist: ‘You’re a (expletive) jerk’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has had enough. Following multiple columns from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Rob Rossi, Rutherford confronted the writer in an elevator on Monday night. Here’s the backstory. Nearly two weeks ago Rossi wrote a column typically..." April 21

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Beau Bennett is out with an upper-body injury.

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    Jim Cerny @JimCerny

    Penguins coach Mike Johnston says Christian Ehrhoff did not skate today bc "he hasn't been progressing..he's flatlined in his recovery"

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20

  • Johnston says Perron needs to shoot

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "David Perron is blessed with exceptional skill. However, his coach would prefer Perron use the more practical approach of shooting the puck. “David needs to get three or four shots a game,” coach Mike Johnston said. The statistics back up Johnston's suggestion. Perron, who was acquired..." April 19

  • Crosby, Penguins even series against Rangers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Things are different when you're widely regarded as the best player in the world. The standards are different. Higher. Sometimes, unreasonable. But every now and then, like in the Penguins' 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers Saturday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference..." April 19

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    Jenn Menendez @JennMenendez

    #Pens Coach Mike Johnston on D Ehrhoff and Pouliot: "Neither one will play tonight. They’re both basically still day to day."

  • Penguins stars Crosby, Malkin enduring playoff slump

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Stanley Cup playoffs once saw Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin dominate. Those days are gone. The Penguins can only hope their superstars find their way in the postseason as they prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the heavily favored New York Rangers on Saturday at..." April 18

  • Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist hold off Penguins for Game 1 win

    New York Post "Anyway they come at this time of year, right? Well, the Rangers put that mantra to the test on Thursday night, making hard work of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with a gritty 2-1 win over the Penguins at the Garden, at least getting their postseason off on the right foot. “It’s the..." April 17

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston confirms that Christian Ehrhoff has been cleared for contact and is day-to-day.

  • Columnist says Penguins’ talk of culture change is ‘window dressing’

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The longest-tenured Penguin, his hat backward and smile crooked, leaned against his dressing-room bench Friday night and contemplated The Collapse. “I don't think we have lost so much since my rookie season,” goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. “It's, like, what's going on, you know?” What's gone..." April 13

  • Penguins Recall Defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Both players have spent a majority of the season helping WBS..." April 12

  • Kris Letang's outlook optimistic

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins Coach Mike Johnston is optimistic about the long-term health of defenseman Kris Letang. Certainly Johnston can’t predict the future, but he said Saturday night before the Penguins’ regular-season finale that Letang is in good spirits while recovering from his latest concussion. “I..." April 12

  • Penguins clinch playoff berth with win in Buffalo

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The relief was palpable. The Penguins finally clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the eleventh hour, by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, Saturday night at First Niagara Center for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference at the close of game No. 82. Their reward? The..." April 12

  • Islanders down Penguins, will face Capitals in the first round

    New York Post "John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season early in the third period and the Islanders pulled away to beat the reeling Penguins 3-1 on Friday night. The victory ensured the Islanders will face the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Which team has home ice..." April 11

  • For Penguins, it comes down to delivering under pressure

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Go ahead, blame the Penguins’ injuries and illnesses, the 337 man-games lost. Blame Olli Maatta’s shoulder problem, Pascal Dupuis’ blood clot, Kris Letang’s concussion and Christian Ehrhoff’s concussion. Blame the fact the team has been without three of its top four defensemen for a significant..." April 11

  • Penguins' Letang likely out for season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If the Penguins earn a playoff spot, it is “not likely” defenseman Kris Letang will play, general manager Jim Rutherford said. Letang has been out since March 28 because of a concussion that occured after a hit into the boards by Arizona's Shane Doan. “Based on his present condition,”..." April 11

  • Playoffs or not, Penguins are in trouble "The season of the Pittsburgh Penguins is not yet lost. It just feels that way. Indeed, the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship, one that felt like the beginning of something truly special, suddenly feels a lot further away than five years — at least today. The club blessed with..." April 11

  • Malkin: I Believe In This Group So Much "Evgeni Malkin understands that this is a stressful time for Penguins fans, as the team blew a 3-0 lead on Tuesday in Ottawa and with it, a chance to clinch a playoff spot that night – which means their fate still has yet to be determined with two games left in the season. But despite their..." April 09

  • Penguins GM: Coach Johnston has done 'very good job'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford doesn't like the term “vote of confidence,” but he has liked the job Mike Johnston and the team's coaching staff has done, even though a late-season slump has darkened the team's playoff chances. “He's done a very good job with what he's had to work..." April 09

  • Senators mount incredible comeback, defeat Pens 4-3 in OT

    Silver Seven "On nights like tonight, we're reminded of why we watch hockey. We're reminded of why we, as fans, attach such a preposterous amount of our emotional well-being to the outcome of a game over which we have exactly zero control. How you answer the question of why will vary from person to person; I..." April 08

  • Pens GM: Coach Johnston has done 'very good job'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford doesn't like the term “vote of confidence,” but he has liked the job Mike Johnston and the team's coaching staff has done, even though a late-season slump has darkened the team's playoff chances. “He's done a very good job with what he's had to work..." April 08

  • Hard to blame Crosby for Penguins' slide "The thought of the Pittsburgh Penguins missing the playoffs – despite its mathematical improbability – has the hockey world unhinged. More than anything else, I think there’s just general amazement that such a talented team hasn’t locked in a playoff berth. With that comes unease, and of course,..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Penguins' Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff could return for playoffs "The Pittsburgh Penguins have a huge game on their hands Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators. A win puts them into the postseason and takes a little pressure off heading into the last days of the regular season as the club tries to get healthy. According to head coach Mike Johnston, the..." April 07

  • Penguins’ trash talk backfires as Flyers sweep season series

    Courier-Post "Ryan White couldn’t help but be miffed Wednesday when even after his Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, the sore losers rubbed it in that the Flyers wouldn’t be in this year’s playoffs. White is no stranger to the trash talking game. For some reason, this one stung. So when the Flyers beat..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Looks like Malkin is going to play in Philly tomorrow.

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Johnston: Malkin won't play tomorrow. Could play Sunday. Ehrhoff won't play this weekend. #Pens

  • Pens reassign Kapanen to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, call up Chorney

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins announced Friday morning that they have reassigned 2014 first-round draft pick Kasperi Kapanen to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Kapanen, 18, played for KalPa in the Finnish Elite League, where he had five assists in six playoff games. During the regular..." April 03

  • Malkin practices with Penguins, not cleared to play "Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skated at practice Thursday but is not cleared to play, coach Mike Johnston said. Malkin did not play Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers because of an undisclosed injury and was declared day-to-day. Johnston said they found the injury..." April 03

  • Flyers win to keep up road dominance over Penguins

    CSN Philly "A red mark, what looked to be part cut and part burn, was evident near the right corner of Carlo Colaiacovo’s mouth. Since the defenseman got it while scoring his first goal of the season, first goal as a member of the Flyers and in a feel-good game against a bitter rival, he was in a jovial..." April 02

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin out vs. Flyers due to injury "The injuries never seem to stop for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Already playing without three of their top-four defenseman (Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff and Olli Maatta), the Penguins will also be without one of their top offensive players on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia..." April 01

  • Penguins outlast Sharks in shootout, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The circumstances were extenuating. Except, that is, for the times when they were downright excruciating. Seemed bad enough when the Penguins were forced to go with just five defensemen in what became a 3-2 shootout victory against San Jose Sunday night at Consol Energy Center. Got a..." March 30

  • Doan won't face supplemental discipline for hit on Letang

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not face supplemental discipline for Saturday's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang that sent Letang tumbling backwards into the boards -- a play that was not penalized on the ice. In the reasoning for declining supplemental punishment, a spokesperson for the..." March 30

  • Kris Letang has concussion "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was released from a hospital Sunday but has been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of a scary hit he received Saturday from Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. "Like anything else, we'll just take it as a day-to-day thing and we'll see how he..." March 30

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Johnston says Perron is "doubtful" for tonight.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston on Letang: “He has a concussion, so that’s been determined. He’s been released from the hospital."

  • Doan on Letang: 'You feel awful as a player when something like that happens'

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Josh Yohe, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will remain in hospital overnight for observation. Letang was hit by Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan late in the second period Saturday afternoon and needed assistance leaving the ice. Doan, who didn’t receive a penalty..." March 29

  • Kris Letang hospitalized after hit "The Pittsburgh Penguins lost star defenseman Kris Letang on a scary hit Saturday that required a trip to the hospital. Letang, third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 54 points, left with 4:45 to play in the second period after a hit from Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Letang, in the..." March 29

  • Penguins coach Mike Johnston's mother dies

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that coach Mike Johnston's mother died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Sheila Margaret Johnston was 81. Mike Johnston will coach Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes and Sunday's against the San Jose Sharks before flying to her funeral on..." March 29

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston on Letang: “He did go to the hospital to be checked out. We will get an evaluation to see where he’s at tomorrow morning."

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