Pouliot says he's going back to Wilkes-Barre.
Malkin says he is unsure about playing in World Championships because of his health.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Let's talk hockey. You might have heard of it. Played on ice. The athletes wear skates and use sticks. Frozen, vulcanized rubber pucks, blue and red lines, dashers. Hockey. It's what the Penguins want the talk to be about. So while we might disagree about who should be making the hockey..." April 26
TSN.ca "Sidney Crosby has been added to Canada's roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Crosby scored 28 goals and 56 assists in 77 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014-15. This marks Crosby's second ever appearance for Canada at the Worlds, with his first coming in 2006. He scored eight..." April 26
Pro Hockey Talk "Despite nearly missing the playoffs and then bowing out in five games to the New York Rangers, Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford’s jobs are safe. According to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pens’ executive David Moorehouse has “never given any consideration” replacing Johnston or..." April 26
Malkin: "I want to say sorry to fans, to my teammates. I know I’m a leader on this team. Not so good game. I don’t know.' #pens
Morehouse also tells Cook that ownership has no interest in abandoning the "two-center model" featuring Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It might be one of Sidney Crosby’s finest assists, and it didn’t happen anywhere near a sheet of ice. While watching a Canadian TV network, Crosby heard the story of Jonathan Pitre, a 14-year-old Ottawa-area resident who suffers from Epidermolysis bullosa, which the Mayo Clinic website..." April 25
New York Post "This is not the ultimate goal, not even by a long shot. But, boy, what a high to take with the Rangers as they move on and advance yet again. Dom Moore bounced around in the corner like an untouchable pinball. He found Carl Hagelin, who turned at the right dot, and shot. Goalie Marc-Andre..." April 25
WPIX.com "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
Coach Johnston: “We’re not making any changes in our lineup tonight. We don’t have any injured players available."
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
CBSSports.com "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
NHL.com "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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
Beau Bennett is out with an upper-body injury.
Penguins coach Mike Johnston says Christian Ehrhoff did not skate today bc "he hasn't been progressing..he's flatlined in his recovery"
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
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
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
#Pens Coach Mike Johnston on D Ehrhoff and Pouliot: "Neither one will play tonight. They’re both basically still day to day."
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
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
Coach Johnston confirms that Christian Ehrhoff has been cleared for contact and is day-to-day.
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
NHL.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
Sportsnet.ca "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
NHL.com "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
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
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
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
TSN.ca "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
Sportsnet.ca "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
CBSSports.com "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
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
Deadspin.com "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
Looks like Malkin is going to play in Philly tomorrow.
Johnston: Malkin won't play tomorrow. Could play Sunday. Ehrhoff won't play this weekend. #Pens
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
NHL.com "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
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