Penguins Rumors & News

  • Red Wings' furious comeback clips Penguins in OT

    Detroit News "What an amazing comeback Thursday for the Red Wings, getting two points when none looked probable. Justin Abdelkader capped the unexpected turn of events with a goal with 43.5 seconds left in overtime, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Abdelkader jumped on a..." October 24

  • Flyers find help in unlikely places in beating Penguins, 5-3

    CSN Philly "Always expect the unexpected when the Flyers meet the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Wednesday’s “Rivalry Night” was everything you didn’t expect: • Hometown son R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season at a dramatic point in the game and notched a Gordie Howe hat..." October 23

  • 'O Canada' to be performed before Penguins-Flyers to support Ottawa "It has been a tough day across Canada as tragic events in the nation's capital city of Ottawa have shaken the country. With hockey being so deeply rooted in Canada's own history and traditions, it's difficult to understate that nation's impact on the NHL. After the Ottawa Senators and Toronto..." October 22

  • Penguins' Hornqvist has found chemistry with Crosby "Four years ago the Pittsburgh Penguins traded for a forward with unproven potential and put him in position to become one of the NHL's more dangerous scorers. Pittsburgh might have done it again. The Penguins acquired forward Patric Hornqvist, along with forward Nick Spaling, from the..." October 22

  • Testing legs, giving backup goalie a chance are Penguins' priorities

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Again, again, again. Three times in four days, actually. And Mike Johnston will be watching. The Penguins (3-1-0) have enjoyed a slow-and-steady start to their season — four games in the first 13 days — but they open a stretch of three games in four nights Wednesday at home against the..." October 22

  • Crosby picks up 500th assist of his career

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three unanswered goals to erase an early 1-0 Islanders lead and pick up a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin tallied on the power play while Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the win. With his assist on Hornqvist’s second of the night, Penguins captain..." October 19

  • Malkin a force in Penguins victory over Islanders

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sure, Evgeni Malkin’s teammates noticed the goal he scored. It was pretty tough to overlook. They saw how he set up Patric Hornqvist’s game-winning goal in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center just 55 seconds later, too. But for..." October 19

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: “Pascal skated this morning, so that’s a game-time decision tonight."

  • Ryan Whitney's Sochi wish gets Monkey Pawed

    Sporting News "Halloween is in a couple weeks. Let's get in the spirit of things by reading "The Monkey's Paw: Ryan Whitney Edition." Sometimes wishes go wrong, you see. Whitney, 31, signed a one-year deal with Sochi HC of the KHL. He'd played seven games with the Florida Panthers last season and spent..." October 16

  • Penguins physical forward Sill seizes window of opportunity

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "This is the era of hockey formulas devised by men named Corsi and Fenwick, as well as skill and puck possession. Zach Sill has made himself a home, anyway. The forward has worked his way to the NHL because of a physical style that is timeless, as far as his teammates are concerned. “It's..." October 15

  • Calmer Crosby enjoying early season success

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bill Guerin still shows up to the rink in a suit on game days; however, when the puck drops he’s high above the ice watching from a suite as the Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager. The view gives him a new found appreciation for the game’s biggest star, Sidney Crosby. Guerin was a..." October 13

  • Penguins burn Maple Leafs, win 5-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have shown a lot of things in the first two games of this season, and most are awfully good. They’ve been able to generate goals almost at will, including the five they threw past Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier in a 5-2 victory against the Maple Leafs Saturday night at Air Canada..." October 12

  • Penguins notice new team toughness

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It didn't affect the outcome, but it might impact the Penguins' season. Anaheim center Ryan Kesler lined up star defenseman Kris Letang late in the third period Thursday — and the Penguins collectively responded. Center Sidney Crosby said such behavior wasn't evident enough last..." October 11

  • Penguins' Crosby expects Maple Leafs' Kadri in his face

    Toronto Sun "If Nazem Kadri and the Maple Leafs want to try to rattle Sidney Crosby in front of a national TV audience on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar has a message for them. Bring it on. “I’m not going to change the way I play,” Crosby told the Sun on Thursday night. “If he wants to..." October 10

  • Penguins' Harrington recalled from AHL "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Scott Harrington from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford." October 10

  • Dupuis shines in home opener as Penguins down Ducks, 6-4

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pascal Dupuis is healthy. Looks pretty dominant, too. Back to his old self, sure. Maybe better. Dupuis recorded a goal and three assists in his return from major knee surgery to power the Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their season opener Thursday at Consol Energy..." October 10

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Malkin said he doesn't feel great and isn't in great shape, but is glad to be done with the injury. #Pens

  • Goaltender Fleury could be starting final season with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Marc-Andre Fleury will stand between the pipes Thursday for his 10th home opener with the Penguins. Could it be his last? Fleury is entering the season in the final year of his contract, his future uncertain, yet his presence is more crucial than ever. Such mixed signals are a microcosm of a..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Penguins send top pick Kasperi Kapanen back to Finland "Kasperi Kapanen, the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, made a pretty good case for himself to stick with the big club, but the organization will take a more patient approach. The Pens announced Kapanen has been reassigned to KalPa, his pro club in Finland. The..." October 09

  • Penguins look to match effectiveness of top power-play unit from last season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a simple assignment. “Ehrhoff, to me, has big shoes to fill,” said NHL Network analyst and former general manager Craig Button. “Pittsburgh's power play was No. 1 in the league last year. So, Christian Ehrhoff's job and (coach) Mike Johnston's job is to..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Penguins' Malkin admits Neal trade was surprise

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Evgeni Malkin hadn't spoken to the media in almost five months. Penguins management didn't always speak with him during that same period. Malkin broke his silence and acknowledged — not angrily, but bluntly — that new general manager Jim Rutherford did not confer with the star before..." October 08

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Malkin says it's 50/50 if he plays in Thursday's opener. "If I feel in good shape I'll come back. If not maybe 2nd game." #Pens

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    Malkin on the ice for team practice. Will be his 1st of the season #Pens -SK

  • Malkin resumes skating

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was one of many Penguins players relieved to learn center Evgeni Malkin resumed skating Saturday. “Not bad, I guess, right?” Fleury said. “We're happy for him. He's been out awhile. It's good for him to get back on the ice.” Malkin began working out with..." October 05

  • Need a backup? Pens waive Zatkoff

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins made some cuts on Saturday, with the most interesting – if not surprising – move coming when they placed last year’s backup Jeff Zatkoff on waivers. (Brian Dumoulin and Bobby Farnham were sent to the AHL.) Again, it’s not exactly a stunning development for Pittsburgh,..." October 04

  • Letang, Ehrhoff are thriving together on Penguins blue line

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There's something about how Christian Ehrhoff plays that feels familiar to fellow Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Almost like he's seen it before. “He's a guy who plays like me, so I can kind of predict what he's going to think or do,” Letang said. “That's been a key so far.” Enough of..." October 04

  • Pens are uncertain if Malkin can play opening night

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t know if Evgeni Malkin can suit up for their season-opener on Oct. 9, but they could know soon, according to GM Jim Rutherford. “The next few days will be the turning point, as to whether he’ll be available for opening night,” Rutherford told the Pittsburgh..." October 02

  • Penguins release Carcillo from tryout contract

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A lingering foot injury limited forward Daniel Carcillo in the preseason. It may have cost him a job with the Penguins, too. The team released Carcillo from his professional tryout contract Thursday, trimming their training camp roster to 31." October 02

  • Sidney Crosby set to make preseason debut Wednesday "Sidney Crosby is in the lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins for their preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night. It will mark the preseason debut for the Penguins captain after he missed time due to an undisclosed injury and later the death of his grandmother. Crosby is also..." October 01

  • Penguins' Crosby to make preseason debut Monday "Sidney Crosby will make his preseason debut Monday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Minnesota Wild, the team said Sunday. Crosby was scheduled to play his first preseason game Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he missed the home game to fly home to Nova Scotia after..." September 29

  • Crosby to miss Penguins preseason game because of death of grandmother

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was expected to make his exhibition debut Saturday. Instead, he'll miss today's 4 p.m. game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center because of the death of his grandmother. In a team-issued release, the Penguins said Crosby has traveled home..." September 28

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: "Beau is going to be 6 weeks, it looks like. It's one of those unfortunate things... It's a lower body injury."

  • Veteran right winger Adams fighting for roster spot with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Right wing Craig Adams has played in 881 NHL regular-season games and another 106 Stanley Cup playoff games. He never has taken one of those appearances for granted nor is he assuming a spot on this season's roster is a given. Adams, 37, doesn't fit the mold of first-year coach Mike..." September 27

  • Bennett leaves Penguins practice with apparent knee injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins winger Beau Bennett left practice early Friday at Consol Energy Center because of an apparent knee injury. During a three-on-three drill between the blue lines, Bennett crumpled to the ice while grabbing his left knee. Teammates said it appeared as though Bennett's skate caught a..." September 26

  • Penguins' Crosby, Kunitz could play Saturday "Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz practiced again Thursday, and coach Mike Johnston said they could be cleared to play in a preseason game Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Crosby and Kunitz look good. I would expect if practice goes well [Friday], I'm..." September 25

  • Pavel Datsyuk hurts shoulder in Red Wings' 2-1 preseason victory over Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michigan Live "Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals Monday while goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins during the final two periods as the Detroit Red Wings opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory at Consol Energy Center. Datsyuk, who drew an assist on..." September 23

  • Penguins assistant Tocchet will tinker with power play

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins had the NHL's top-ranked power play in the 2013-14 regular season. Good as it was, however, there were times when it could have -- and should have -- been better. Like in the Penguins' second-round playoff loss to the New York Rangers, when they scored on just one of 20..." September 21

  • Crosby not on ice at Penguins practice "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was not on the ice with Group A for the practice session at training camp Saturday. The Penguins did not give a reason for his absence. Crosby did skate Friday, one day after it was announced he would be held out of the start of training camp, and said..." September 21

  • Finally healthy, Letang looking to make his presence felt as a leader

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Few players possess the frame of reference the past couple of seasons have provided Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Even fewer possess Letang's considerable hockey skill. A stroke, a strained knee and an infected elbow limited Letang to 37 games in last season, the first full season since..." September 20

  • Crosby makes surprise appearance at Penguins training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby made a surprise on-ice appearance at the first day of training camp, skating for the first 50 minutes of a workout at Consol Energy Center. Team officials had said Thursday that he, along with Evgeni Malkin, would miss the early part of camp because of unspecified..." September 20

  • Crosby, Malkin to miss start of training camp "Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp, it was announced today by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford." September 18

  • Penguins prospect Zlobin sparkles in clutch

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "No fewer than 172 players were drafted before the Penguins spent a sixth-round selection on Anton Zlobin in 2012. It's not all that hard to understand why. After all, Zlobin, a right winger, isn't especially large (5 feet 11, 209 pounds). There's nothing special about his skating, either,..." September 14

  • Fleury wants to stay in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Marc-Andre Fleury has mixed feelings about the Penguins' decision to not discuss a contract extension this summer. But he made one thing clear on Wednesday: He remains very happy in Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh has been great to me,” he said. “It's a great place.” General manager Jim..." September 10

  • Crosby won't take legal action

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby pronounced himself 100 percent healthy despite dealing with a wrist injury during the playoffs. He admitted to being “pretty close” to opting for surgery during the summer, but rehabilitated the injury well enough that an operation isn't necessary. The injury..." September 09

  • Sidney Crosby declares himself '100% healthy' ahead of season "If the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to make good on an organizational shift coming out of another disappointing postseason, they'll need Sidney Crosby at his best. After suffering a wrist injury late last season, one that may have impacted his playoff performance, his health was a concern coming..." September 08

  • Flames’ Bennett working with Crosby

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett isn’t letting his general manager’s words slow him down. The first-round pick (fourth overall) from June’s draft has been in Colorado all week working out with NHL veterans such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Bennett posted a picture on his..." September 06

  • Ex-Penguin Malone looking for 2nd chance

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With forwards Steve Downie and Daniel Carcillo, the Penguins aren't lacking for potential projects. Could the return of Upper St. Clair native Ryan Malone be next? General manager Jim Rutherford isn't saying. But interest on Malone's part is tangible. “There's a natural attraction..." September 06

  • Penguins sign forward Carcillo to tryout contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Daniel Carcillo to a professional tryout contract, the team announced Thursday. Carcillo, 29, originally broke into the professional ranks with the Penguins organization after being drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (No. 73) of the 2003 NHL..." September 04