NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Nick Spaling, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign and has an average annual value of $2.2 million. Spaling, 25, was..." July 31
Edmonton Journal "Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund,..." July 28
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins coach Mike Johnston is traveling to Russia this weekend to visit center Evgeni Malkin. What if Malkin can't reciprocate the visit by reporting to training camp on time? Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened following last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines..." July 26
Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24
Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today. From the press release: His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will..." July 23
NHL.com "Jacques Martin was named senior adviser of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team announced Wednesday. Martin, 61, was an assistant last season on Dan Bylsma's coaching staff. Bylsma was fired after the season and replaced last month by Mike Johnston." July 23
NHL.com "Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this..." July 20
NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Mark Recchi player development coach, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Recchi, 46, will be responsible for working with and assisting in the development of young prospects and players throughout the..." July 19
NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists." July 19
Yahoo! Sports "A week ago, Sidney Crosby was reportedly days away from having arthroscopic surgery on his injured right wrist. It never happened. According to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their star captain is going to heal himself through physical therapy and happy thoughts, rather than go under the knife,..." July 16
Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their 2014 first-round draft pick, Kasperi Kapanen, to a three-year entry-level contract. Kapanen was the 22nd player chosen in the draft. The 17-year-old Finnish winger was the top-ranked European skater, according to Central Scouting." July 11
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby injured his right wrist “during the season,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement released Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported earlier Wednesday that Crosby faces arthroscopic surgery on that wrist to correct an injury that limited his..." July 11
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days to repair damage that a source said impeded his performance in the postseason. Despite saying during and after the Stanley Cup playoffs that he was at full health, the Penguins center "did play..." July 09
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins aren't interested in long-term relationships these days. General manager Jim Rutherford has signed six unrestricted free agents who could play prominent roles for the Penguins next season — defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Steve Downie, Blake..." July 07
Brandon Sutter, the Penguins' most prominent restricted free agent, will not be filing for salary arbitration, per agent Craig Oster.
According to @THNKenCampbell, M. Zuccarello, D. Brassard and C. Kreider of NYR and N. Spaling of Penguins have filed for salary arbitration.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In the past four days, the Penguins have lost 10 players who saw NHL game action last season to free agency. That doesn't include right wing James Neal, who was traded last week. General manager Jim Rutherford said he doesn't mind. Rutherford made it clear when he replaced Ray Shero changes..." July 05
Pro Hockey Talk "hen the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Kasperi Kapanen in the first-round of the 2014 NHL Draft, they knew they were getting a guy with high offensive upside. They also knew they were getting a player who could be in the NHL as soon as the upcoming season. Kapanen was taken 22nd overall by the..." July 05
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins made no surprise free-agent signings Thursday. Didn't pull off any trades, either. And, while it still is possible that they'll work something out with another free agent or two -- and a trade to further remake their roster certainly can't be ruled out -- general manager Jim..." July 04
Steve Downie on protecting Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin: "I can guarantee there won't be any liberties on those players this year."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Patric Hornqvist never played with star forwards in Nashville, but don't expect him to be star-struck this season. Hornqvist said Thursday that while he never has played with star centers such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, he isn't about to change his game into something it isn't. The..." July 03
The Penguins have re-signed C Zach Sill to a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
CBSSports.com "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03
Pro Hockey Talk "Brooks Orpik has never been a guy to bite his tongue and when it came to looking back on his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins he didn’t hold back. Orpik spoke with Pittsburgh radio host Joe Starkey about growing up in the Penguins organization and playing for some really bad and really good..." July 03
Hear the Penguins did speak with Brodeur's camp but couldn't make the money work. Signed Greiss instead.
Steve Downie agrees to terms on one-year, $1M deal with PIT. #TSN
Yahoo! Sports "Christian Ehrhoff was at his home in Germany on Sunday when he received a call from his agent early in the afternoon. He was surprised to see that number on his phone and figured since it was early morning where his agent, Rick Curran, was, he was about to get some important news. At first,..." July 02
Rutherford says a Kulemin signing is now unlikely. He doesn't think Pens need a top-6 winger at this point.
PIT signs FA G Rob Zepp from Germany. $600,000 if in NHL.
Nick Drazenovic resigns with Pitt 550/250 300.
PIT signs Blake Comeau to 1 year @ $700K and Thomas Greiss, one year at $1M.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A busy Penguins offseason is unlikely to include contract extensions for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Paul Martin. Each player is set to enter the final year of his current contract and can sign an extension at the official start of the new NHL season Tuesday. The Penguins are..." June 29
CBSSports.com "What is the market for an unrestricted free-agent goaltender likely playing the last season of his career at 42 years old and put up a .901 save percentage last year? Pretty good it sounds like, actually. According to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, goaltender Martin Brodeur's agent says the veteran is..." June 29
CBSSports.com "In the first big trade of the actual draft, the Nashville Predators acquired James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Patrick Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. We were promised big trades at the draft and one of the GMs in a new job (Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford) delivered. Neal, who..." June 28
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
Hearing Fleury not in play, Neal definitely is for #pens as far as trades. Also, Rutherford looking to find cap space with some deals
CSN Philly "He had been itching to get behind the bench and out of the TV studio for the past four years since leaving the Tampa Bay Lighting. And on Wednesday afternoon, CSN television hockey analyst Rick Tocchet got his wish by accepting a job as Mike Johnston’s assistant with the Pittsburgh..." June 26
Matt Niskanen spoke to the Penguins and will make himself available on the free-agent market on July 1st.
I'm hearing Mike Johnston has agreed to a 3 year contract to coach the Pens. #TSN
Toronto Star "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. It is Crosby’s second Hart Trophy and fourth nomination. Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers were runners up. Crosby had 36 goals, 68..." June 25
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Botterill would waste a lot of time if he listened to opinions about the Penguins' drafts under his former boss, Ray Shero. “I've heard positive narratives and negative narratives,” said Botterill, associate general manager under new general manager Jim Rutherford. “I know this: You..." June 22
As of last night, Desjardins was Pittsburgh's target. Perhaps, Desjardins interest in the Canucks coaching job scuttled the Pens plan.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday he is “real close” to choosing the team's next coach. One of his candidates has landed with another NHL club, though. “The process is coming to an end,” said Rutherford, who has made a decision on one of eight candidates to interview for..." June 20
SB Nation "When NHL free agency opens in July, somebody is going to drive a dump truck full of money to the home of defenseman Matt Niskanen, probably on the first day of the signing period. For Niskanen and his agent, it is going to be the perfect storm. He is coming off a career year that saw him..." June 19
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jim Rutherford isn't easing himself into the Penguins' coaching search. He interviewed a total of seven candidates to replace Dan Bylsma Monday and Tuesday and has one name left in his list of possibilities. But even though that final candidate is supposed to meet with Rutherford and members..." June 18
TheScore.com "Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly set to conduct their due diligence on a coach who continues to be a trendy option among teams looking to fill out their bench. Marc Crawford owns head coaching experience with five NHL franchises. He also coached internationally at both..." June 17