Penguins Rumors & News

  • Ward, Staal lead Canes to 5-2 victory over Penguins

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes finally had one of those games where the puck was going in the net, goaltender Cam Ward was at times brilliant in net and everything fell into place neatly. The Canes ripped the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Thursday at PNC Arena as Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, 11..." March 27

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Evgeni Malkin said he feels good and if there's no pain or soreness tonight, there's a "great chance" he could play tomorrow.

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Blues rally on the road to edge Penguins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "So, it turns out, you can go home again. The Blues, who have been on the road for the past 10 days, moving through six cities and three time zones in that span, finally got to return to St. Louis on Tuesday night. They did it after a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston on Ehrhoff: “He had the skate this morning. We will talk to the trainers right away. I expect that he will be able to play."

  • ‘Pascal Dupuis won’t play for us this season,’ Pens confirm

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis, who’s been sidelined since November with blood clots, will remain out for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, the club confirmed via video message on Monday. “Pascal Dupuis won’t play for us this season,” Pens head coach Mike Johnston explained...." March 23

  • Penguins end 4-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Coyotes

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With forwards Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist out of the Penguins' lineup, it could be argued that the team's strength is on the blue line. The defensive group — all five of them — led the way to a 3-1 victory over Arizona that didn't seem likely following a horrendous first..." March 22

  • Penguins considering making roster changes for postseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Due to dissatisfaction with the recent play of forwards Craig Adams and Beau Bennett, one or more younger players in the Penguins organization could be given an opportunity to produce come playoff time, a team source told Trib Total Media. Those potentially being given a chance include: Andrew..." March 21

  • Cory Schneider and Devils shut out the Penguins, 2-0

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider matched his NHL career high by posting his fifth shutout as the Devils stopped the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Schneider (35 saves) had five shutouts for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012-13. He did it in 30 games that season.This was his 61st game..." March 18

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Malkin won't join #Pens on trip. Is progressing & will skate when team returns. No recalls planned for Dallas, per Coach Johnston.

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says 'There's nothing wrong' with Sidney Crosby "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford doesn't buy the recent criticism of captain Sidney Crosby, who's second in the NHL in points. "It's total nitpicking because there's nothing wrong with him," Rutherford said Monday at the general managers meeting. "His play, to me, has been as..." March 17

  • Wings bounce back big-time, crunch Penguins

    Detroit News "Enough was enough, as far as the Red Wings were concerned. Maybe Saturday's ugly loss in Philadelphia will prove to be rock bottom, because the Red Wings looked like an entirely different team Sunday in routing the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. Not just Sunday, but a different team from the one..." March 16

  • Penguins' Malkin, Hornqvist to miss about one week "Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin likely will miss a week, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday. Rutherford, speaking at the meeting of the League's general managers here, said that Malkin and forward Patric Hornqvist each could miss at least three games. "Malkin's..." March 16

  • Downie's undisciplined play a growing concern

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steve Downie has always been well acquainted with the penalty box. But his lack of discipline of late is particularly concerning for the Penguins, coach Mike Johnston said in some frank comments Sunday after a 5-1 loss Sunday to the Detroit Red Wings at Consol Energy Center. Downie was..." March 16

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Sidney Crosby is officially in for today’s #DETvsPIT matchup. Ebbett and Malkin are the scratches.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston hopes that Sidney Crosby will play today. He will take warmups and will be a game-time decision.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston says he does not expect Evgeni Malkin's lower-body injury to be long-term.

  • Crosby pulled late, iffy for Sunday "According to reports, Sidney Crosby suffered an undisclosed ailment during pregame warm-ups and was a last-minute scratch before the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-0 home loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. According to the NHL situation room, Crosby took warm-ups but determined he could not play..." March 15

  • Sidney Crosby shrugs off suggestion he’s having a down year

    The Globe and Mail "It’s a question that has been raised repeatedly by hockey columnists and commentators recently: What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby? The question seems to be rooted in statistical analyzes that show a dip in his numbers from years past, along with expectations of unrelenting greatness heaped upon..." March 15

  • Malkin injured after taking hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Evgeni Malkin was shaken up following a first period hit from Boston Bruins’ forward Chris Kelly. Malkin went to the Penguins room, but did return to finish the first period. He finished the opening frame with five shifts and 4:15 in time on ice." March 14

  • Penguins' Crosby late scratch vs. Bruins "After taking the warmup, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was scratched for today's game against the Boston Bruins. " March 14

  • Penguins overcome mid-game malaise, stop Oilers, 6-4

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A strong start was the focal point Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers. Nobody talked much about the second period or the third. It showed. The Penguins started strong, took a nap for 30 minutes or so, then bounced back to pull out a 6-4 victory at Consol Energy Center. “Our start was..." March 13

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Johnston on Ehrhoff: He will not play tonight. Has been cleared to play. Will take part in a full-team practice tomorrow. #Pens

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Niemi, PK show improvement in Sharks win over Pens

    CSN Bay Area "Two facets of the Sharks’ game in particular are going to have to improve if they’re going to make a playoff push. First, their goaltending is going to have to perform better than it has for much of the season. Secondly, the penalty kill will have to do the same. Straighten out those areas,..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Penguins manhandle Ducks in 5-2 victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and CEO David Morehouse stood outside the Penguins locker room at Honda Center on Friday night, all wearing smiles. This was the kind of performance the trio envisioned when it made sweeping changes last summer and gave general manager Jim Rutherford the..." March 07

  • Avalanche Honor Tanguay, Down Penguins 3-1

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche put together a strong 60 minute performance at home against the Penguins to give Alex Tanguay a win in his 1000th game. 1,000 games for Alex Tanguay, and game 1 for Joey Hishon. Lets go. 1st Period: Patrick Roy started the game with Alex Tanguay and the Avalanche's 3rd line..." March 05

  • Crosby, Malkin chase scoring title amid defense-minded league

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The dead puck era is back. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will attempt to place their names atop the NHL scoring leaders, anyway. However, their numbers won't be as gaudy as usual. Top NHL scorers are dealing with an erosion of numbers. Crosby and Malkin, from a point per game..." March 05

  • Peguins brass loves Ben Lovejoy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Of all the trades completed today, was there one that left fans angrier than the one that saw Pittsburgh trade 23-year-old defenseman Simon Després to Anaheim for 31-year-old blue-liner Ben Lovejoy? If there was, we missed it. Based on the comments we got here at PHT, the majority of Penguins..." March 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Ben Lovejoy returns to #pens in deal with #NHLDucks for Simon Despres. #NHLTrade

  • Blues Acquire Robert Bortuzzo from Penguins for Ian Cole

    Hockey Fights "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Cole, 26, has played in 54 games with the Blues this..." March 02

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Pens get Ian Cole from #StlBlues for Roberto Bortuzzo and a 2016 7th-round pick.

  • Shootouts not netting many points for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Since the NHL instituted the shootout in 2005-06, the Penguins have been one of the league’s best at it. They are tied with the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres for the most shootout wins in NHL history with 64. With MVP players such as Sidney Crosby and even specialists such as Erik..." March 01

  • Finding perfect pairing for Ehrhoff key for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With forward Daniel Winnik now a Penguin and expected to practice Saturday at Consol Energy Center, general manager Jim Rutherford's shopping list at the trade deadline is not a long one. There remains a chance Rutherford could land a depth defenseman, someone to play alongside Christian..." February 28

  • Penguins' Pascal Dupuis vows to play in NHL again after blood clots "The Pittsburgh Penguins sure miss veteran forward Pascal Dupuis, and have for the better part of the last two seasons. After suffering a severe knee injury last year, Dupuis developed blood clots that ended up in one of his lungs. He recovered and returned to action in 2014-15, only to have the..." February 28

  • Penguins finally get first victory of season over Capitals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey is, above all else, a game of mistakes, and both teams made plenty Wednesday night in the Penguins’ 4-3 victory against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. There were unforced turnovers. Blown coverages. Needless penalties. But one error might have influenced the outcome more..." February 26

  • Penguins Acquire Forward Daniel Winnik "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick, it was announced by general manager Jim Rutherford. Winnik, 29, has seven goals and 25 points in 58 games with..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Penguins fans name son 'Malkin Crosby'

    Sporting News "The fate of a hockey team already hinged on the success of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin — and now, the stakes have been raised. Lil' Malkin, presumably, joins cousins Zalapski Taglianetti Young and Fata Eastwood Young. Congrats and best of luck to all. " February 24

  • Fleury leads Penguins past Panthers, 5-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Evgeni Malkin knows a little bit about MVP-caliber work. He turned in some of it himself in the Penguins’ 5-1 victory against Florida Sunday night at Consol Energy Center, scoring two goals and assisting on another. But, his own output aside, Malkin recognized that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury —..." February 23

  • Penguins eye move for former center Staal

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins are interested in reacquiring center Jordan Staal, sources told Trib Total Media. A move likely would not take place until after the season, though the Penguins have inquired about what it would take to obtain the Carolina Hurricane before the March 2 trade deadline, sources..." February 22

  • Ehrhoff says day-by-day status is 'frustrating'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff practiced Friday at Southpointe and took contact for a second consecutive day. Ehrhoff said there's nothing new to report as he works his way back from hitting his head twice on the ice Jan. 28 at Washington. The concussion-like symptoms have at least dissipated..." February 21

  • Cooler heads prevail as Capitals top scrappy Penguins

    CSN Washington "Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and on Tuesday night the Capitals won a hockey game because they had cooler heads than the Penguins. With Alex Ovechkin in the middle of a firestorm – not to mention a beer shower -- the Penguins made it their priority to exact retribution on the..." February 18

  • Scuderi steadies Penguins' up-and-down defense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "“The Piece” has become a useful piece once again. Defenseman Rob Scuderi struggled mightily last season in his return to the Penguins. Whether it was the recovery from a broken ankle, signs of age or the failure to adapt to coach Dan Bylsma's system, Scuderi wasn't himself and was a liability..." February 14

  • Rookie defenseman Pouliot's top asset: Feel for the game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sure, Gary Agnew likes Derrick Pouliot's shot. What he has seen of it, anyway. And Agnew, like just about everyone else who has watched Pouliot, can't help but be impressed by the way he skates. But Agnew believes that, for all his obvious physical talents, Pouliot's innate feel for the..." February 14