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
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
ESPN.com "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
Johnston says Perron is "doubtful" for tonight.
Coach Johnston on Letang: “He has a concussion, so that’s been determined. He’s been released from the hospital."
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
ESPN.com "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
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
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."
CBSSports.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed two of their best players -- Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist -- back to the lineup on Saturday, and then lost another one after the game started. Defenseman Kris Letang had to leave their game against the Arizona Coyotes late in the second period after he was..." March 28
Penguins say that David Perron is ill and will not play today.
Coach Johnston confirms that Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will both be in the lineup today.
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
Evgeni Malkin said he feels good and if there's no pain or soreness tonight, there's a "great chance" he could play tomorrow.
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
TSN.ca "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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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."
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
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
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
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
Malkin won't join #Pens on trip. Is progressing & will skate when team returns. No recalls planned for Dallas, per Coach Johnston.
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
NHL.com "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
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
NHL.com "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
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
Coach Johnston hopes that Sidney Crosby will play today. He will take warmups and will be a game-time decision.
Coach Johnston says he does not expect Evgeni Malkin's lower-body injury to be long-term.
ESPN.com "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
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
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
TSN.ca "After taking the warmup, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was scratched for today's game against the Boston Bruins. " March 14
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
Johnston on Ehrhoff: He will not play tonight. Has been cleared to play. Will take part in a full-team practice tomorrow. #Pens
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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
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
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to deadline day. March 02
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
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