Penguins Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Sabres get permission to interview Bylsma: report "The Buffalo Sabres have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma for their vacant coaching position, reported Thursday. Bylsma was fired by the Pittsburgh Penguins after the 2013-14 season with two years remaining on his contract. The Penguins reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs in..." May 21

  • AHL goaltender Murray strumming favor with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Matt Murray comes from a musical family. His 65-year-old father, Jim, recently began violin lessons. A few weeks ago, Murray's brother, Michael, completed a four-year, jazz guitar program at Humber College in Toronto. The first song the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' 20-year-old goaltending..." May 17

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Agent: Comeau interested in sticking with Pens

    Pro Hockey Talk "Blake Comeau enjoyed his time in Pittsburgh this season and, according to his agent, would welcome a return to the organization for next year. “[Blake] is definitely interested in the possibility of returning to Pittsburgh,” Kurt Overhardt told PHT on Thursday. “It’s our goal to try and work..." May 15

  • GM Rutherford says Penguins aren't interested in Babcock

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cross the Penguins off the list of teams that will pursue high-profile coach Mike Babcock. General manager Jim Rutherford said the Penguins have not reached out to Babcock, and don't plan to, after Babcock was granted permission to speak with other teams by Red Wings GM Ken Holland on..." May 10

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Penguins' Adams not returning to team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Craig Adams will not be part of the Penguins' 2015-16 plans. Whether he retires or pursues a contract with another team will be determined “over the next few months,” his agent, Neil Sheehy, said Friday morning. “Craig is considering all of his options,” Sheehy said. “Those decisions will be..." May 02

  • Dubnyk, Hammond, Letang voted Masterton finalists "Goaltenders Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 01

  • Six potential trade destinations for Evgeni Malkin "The Pittsburgh Penguins’ off-season is going to be intriguing for a number of reasons, none more so than the notion they could, and probably should, explore trading centre Evgeni Malkin. After being eliminated by the New York Rangers in five games, the Penguins must make some bold roster..." April 30

  • Crosby, Malkin Want to be Penguins for Life "The Penguins have the core pieces for a championship team and it all starts with their two stars down the middle. Both of whom reaffirmed their commitment to being Pittsburgh Penguins for their entire careers. “I like this city. I want to stay here,” Evgeni Malkin said. “I have a house here...." April 28

  • NHL Insider: Penguins should shop Evgeni Malkin "Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Freidman joined Boomer & Rhett on the SN960 morning show Monday, and said the Penguins should at least consider trading superstar forward Evgeni Malkin this off-season. “If you can get two or three pieces including a guy that can play with Crosby, don’t you have..." April 28

  • Crosby, Malkin are not responsible for Penguins' salary cap problems "Thanks to their defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third time in five years which can mean only one thing: It is time for our yearly game of "let's try and fix what's wrong with the Pittsburgh..." April 27

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Pouliot says he's going back to Wilkes-Barre.

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Malkin says he is unsure about playing in World Championships because of his health.

  • Penguins' best bet is on Martin

    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

  • Crosby added to Canada's WHC roster "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

  • Pens CEO says Johnston, Rutherford won't be fired

    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

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    Rob Rossi @RobRossi_Trib

    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

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Team Russia officially invited Evgeni Malkin to #IHWC, now it all depends on #Pens and him personally

  • 27d
    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Morehouse also tells Cook that ownership has no interest in abandoning the "two-center model" featuring Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

  • Crosby makes memorable off-ice assist to help ailing 14-year-old boy in Ottawa

    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

  • Carl Hagelin the OT hero as Rangers defeat Penguins to advance to next round

    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

  • Nanny for Pittsburgh Penguins player accused of stealing from home "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

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: “We’re not making any changes in our lineup tonight. We don’t have any injured players available."

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    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

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "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

  • Penguins forward Malkin struggling while playing hurt "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

  • Rangers win in OT on Hayes goal, can clinch Friday

    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

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "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

  • Rangers top Penguins, 2-1, in Game 3

    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

  • Pens’ Rutherford to columnist: ‘You’re a (expletive) jerk’

    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

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Beau Bennett is out with an upper-body injury.

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    Jim Cerny @JimCerny

    Penguins coach Mike Johnston says Christian Ehrhoff did not skate today bc "he hasn't been progressing..he's flatlined in his recovery"

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    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

  • Johnston says Perron needs to shoot

    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

  • Crosby, Penguins even series against Rangers

    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

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    Jenn Menendez @JennMenendez

    #Pens Coach Mike Johnston on D Ehrhoff and Pouliot: "Neither one will play tonight. They’re both basically still day to day."

  • Penguins stars Crosby, Malkin enduring playoff slump

    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

  • Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist hold off Penguins for Game 1 win

    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

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston confirms that Christian Ehrhoff has been cleared for contact and is day-to-day.

  • Columnist says Penguins’ talk of culture change is ‘window dressing’

    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

  • Penguins Recall Defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington "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

  • Kris Letang's outlook optimistic

    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

  • Penguins clinch playoff berth with win in Buffalo

    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

  • Islanders down Penguins, will face Capitals in the first round

    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

  • For Penguins, it comes down to delivering under pressure

    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

  • Penguins' Letang likely out for season

    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

  • Playoffs or not, Penguins are in trouble "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

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