Penguins Rumors & News

  • More mumps possibilities for Pens

    ESPN.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have not yet shaken the mumps virus, as three more players will undergo testing for the disease before the team readies itself for the upcoming holiday break. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced in a team news release Monday morning that Steve Downie,..." December 22

  • Ex-Penguins defenseman Niskanen still miffed by coaches' firings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen remains miffed at how the Penguins handled last offseason's coaching changes, and he made no secret of it. “The organization can say whatever it wants, that it wasn't sure what it wanted to do, all that stuff,” he said. “But it was (bull). “It's..." December 22

  • Pouliot scores in NHL debut as Penguins tame Panthers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Captain Sidney Crosby redirected a puck past goaltender Roberto Luongo for only his third goal in 21 games. He threw his arms in the air. He let out a celebratory scream. Injuries and mumps have taken a toll, but there also have been plenty of reasons for the Penguins to celebrate. One of..." December 21

  • Could Malkin be the next player to be fined for diving?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators forward James Neal was the first player to be fined and publicly named under the league’s new diving rules; however, he certainly won’t be the last. Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was penalized twice for embellishment in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Florida..." December 21

  • New, improved Marc-Andre Fleury?

    CBSSports.com "Due to injury and illness, the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup has been at times unrecognizable this season. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have had to skate with a revolving door of linemates. The depth on the NHL roster and in the minor leagues has been constantly tested. At times they've seemed to..." December 21

  • Penguins' defensive depth proves valuable

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Simon Despres and fellow defenseman Brian Dumoulin have been in this situation before. So have the Penguins. With defenseman Christian Ehrhoff questionable for Saturday's game against Florida because of a lower-body injury, it is possible the Penguins could showcase their young defensemen..." December 20

  • Fleury's career-best 6th shutout lifts Penguins over Avalanche in overtime

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's salivary glands are apparently just fine, but his shutout total has swelled of late. The Penguins' goaltender notched his career-high sixth shutout Thursday during a 1-0 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center. Fleury, who's 9-1-2..." December 19

  • Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps; Greiss, Bortuzzo cleared

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins have released the results of their latest round of testing for mumps. Defenseman Olli Maatta has tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation, general manager Jim Rutherford announced Friday. Goaltender Thomas Greiss and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo have..." December 19

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Ehrhoff is not on the Penguins' bench. Hasn't played since late in the first.

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Johnston reiterates that Crosby will be a game-time decision tonight.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Marc-Andre Fleury has tested negative for the mumps and has been cleared to take part in tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Zatkoff recalled. Greiss will start tomorrow. In fact, Greiss told me he is ready to play 4 in 6 nights if needed.

  • Bylsma sticks up for Fleury, wants to be coaching again soon

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was on Sportsnet’s FAN 590 radio today (audio). Among the questions he was asked: Do Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup hopes all “come down” to how Marc-Andre Fleury performs once the playoff pressure’s on? Bylsma, not surprisingly, suggested it’s a bit more complex than..." December 17

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach on Sid skating on his own this morning: "He looked good on the ice. It was a full skate. He worked on some extra conditioning drills."

  • More Penguins players being tested for mumps including Fleury, Maatta

    CBSSports.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins are on high alert after forwards Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett tested positive for mumps. The team also has some fear that three more players have fallen ill with the disease as it was announced Wednesday that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Olli Maatta and..." December 17

  • Rust, Dumoulin score 1st NHL goals in Penguins' 4-2 victory over Lightning

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Forward Bryan Rust and defenseman Brian Dumoulin had surely pictured what their first NHL goals would look or feel like — the sight of the puck going into the net, the sound of fans cheering. They could not have possibly predicted these circumstances. Besieged by injuries and weakened by the..." December 16

  • Penguins Beau Bennett became the 15th player in the NHL this season to be diagnosed with the mumps

    CBSSports.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Tuesday evening that forward Beau Bennett has been diagnosed with mumps. Bennett is the second Penguins player this week to be diagnosed, joining team captain Sidney Crosby who has missed the past three games. What makes Bennett's situation so concerning..." December 16

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    Johnston said that Harrington will not play tonight. That means Dumoulin stays in -MC

  • Penguins' Crosby improving but won't face Lightning

    NHL.com "Two of the Eastern Conference's best teams will meet in Pittsburgh on Monday, but one won't have a full arsenal. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Sidney Crosby when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center. Crosby will miss his third consecutive game after it..." December 15

  • Penguins intermission host apologizes for 'I Can't Breathe' comment

    CBSSports.com "Stan Savran, who hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins intermission show on Root Sports Pittsburgh Saturday night, has apologized after making an insensitive remark about the “I Can't Breathe” t-shirts that professional and college athletes have been wearing as an act of protest in response to the death..." December 15

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Jim Rutherford: “We have one player that has the symptoms for mumps. It is Beau Bennett. We don’t have the tests back yet."

  • Penguins' Maatta to seek second opinion for shoulder

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will seek a second opinion this week in hopes of avoiding a second shoulder surgery, multiple sources said Sunday. Maatta is on injured reserve because of shoulder soreness. It is the same shoulder on which Maatta had surgery in May to repair a labrum tear, the..." December 15

  • Crosby has the mumps

    ESPN.com "The National Hockey League's puzzling outbreak of the mumps has now reached the league's biggest star. Sidney Crosby is the latest player to be impacted by the vaccine-preventable disease. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the diagnosis in a press release Sunday morning. According to the..." December 14

  • Pens: Crosby doesn't appear to have mumps

    ESPN.com "Penguins center Sidney Crosby will sit out the next two games as a precaution, though general manager Jim Rutherford says it does not appear the star is dealing with mumps. Crosby will not play Friday night against Calgary or Saturday at Columbus. The two-time NHL MVP participated in Friday..." December 13

  • Penguins’ Crosby to miss two games while being tested for mumps

    Sportsnet.ca "Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games as a precautionary measure, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday. Crosby was photographed during a scrum by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s Seth Rorabaugh, which showed that the Penguins star’s right cheek is quite swollen, leading many to think he..." December 13

  • Crosby’s swollen face leads to mumps questions

    Sportsnet.ca "Sidney Crosby is slated to play Friday night against the Calgary Flames, a day after missing practice. However, it looks like he may have trouble wrapping his chinstrap around his face. Crosby was photographed during a scrum by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s Seth Rorabaugh, which shows that..." December 12

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Johnston says Crosby, Hornqvist and Letang should play tonight.

  • Penguins coach Johnston thriving with injury-riddled lineup

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins coach Mike Johnston and former coach Dan Bylsma have something in common. When injuries ravage the Penguins, Johnston, like his predecessor, has steadied the ship. The Penguins have played portions of the past two weeks without two of their best defensemen and arguably their four..." December 10

  • Kevin Klein scores game-winner in OT after nearly losing ear to lift Rangers past Penguins

    New York Daily News "If the royal couple had gone to see King Henrik Monday night instead of King James, William and Kate would have seen a Rangers victory earned with blood, sweat and not tears, but an ear. Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein got 13 stitches to reattach a piece of his left ear that had been lopped off..." December 09

  • Jaromir Jagr now 5th all-time in NHL points, passing Marcel Dionne

    Yahoo! Sports "Through two periods against the Carolina Hurricanes, Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist for the New Jersey Devils. In the process, he continued his assault on the record books. Jagr's second-period goal and his assist on an Adam Henrique tally tied and then leap-frogged the Czech legend..." December 09

  • Pens acquire Klinkhammer from Coyotes for Samuelsson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last week, Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said his club needed “more balance” at forward and vowed to “make some changes” for it to happen. Today, he did exactly that. The Pens have acquired forward Rob Klinkhammer from Arizona in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson, the club announced..." December 07

  • Goalie Eddie Lack perfect as Canucks down Penguins, 3-0

    Vancouver Sun "Don’t fear the Penguin. Even if his name is Sidney or Evgeni. That was the message Eddie Lack got from his mom before the Vancouver Canucks faced the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Lack was making his first start in two weeks and his mom sent out a good-luck tweet from Sweden that..." December 05

  • Penguins forward Hornqvist leaves game with injury

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist left the game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday midway through the second period with an apparent upper-body injury. With a little less than 9:00 remaining in the period, Hornqvist was hit by Canucks defenseman Ryan Stanton near the blue line..." December 05

  • After rejecting Penguins, Desjardins says Johnston was the ‘best guy’ for the job anyway

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looking back on this past summer, there was at least one handsome hockey blogger who thought Willie Desjardins would be crazy to pass up the opportunity to coach Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the opportunity to coach the Vancouver Canucks, arguably the NHL’s most dysfunctional team..." December 04

  • Penguins' Bortuzzo suspended two games

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo been suspended for two games, without pay, for interference against New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr during NHL Game No. 364 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The..." December 03

  • Pens’ place Letang on IR, Kunitz to miss 2 weeks with a foot fracture

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins may have squeezed out a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night thanks to a third period goal from Evgeni Malkin, but they’ll have to get used to life without two key pieces of their team. Defenseman Kris Letang (groin) has been placed on injured..." December 03

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Pittsburgh defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will have a hearing for a late hit on New Jersey forward Jaromir Jagr. Day & time TBD.

  • Ehrhoff’s winner was nothing special

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fact is, he made a habit of scoring them in the previous five seasons. When he threw his own rebound past Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin at 15:27 of the third period Saturday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., to give the Penguins their margin of victory in a 3-2 win, it was his 14th since..." December 01

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Letang has minor lower-body injury. Nothing major. Docs thought he wasn't ready to play, per #Pens Coach Johnston.

  • Early Penguins lead holds up in 3-2 win over Hurricanes

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Robert Bortuzzo replaced Kris Letang in the Penguins lineup Saturday night at PNC Arena. He seemed to take the assignment literally. Bortuzzo didn’t just fill out the six-man complement of defensemen; he scored a goal worthy of Letang, an elite talent. And it would have been the winner..." November 30

  • Goc’s right foot not broken; Ebbett gets called up

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marcel Goc sat out the Penguins game Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes — he didn’t even make the trip — but coach Mike Johnston said the right foot injury Goc received blocking a shot in a 4-2 loss Friday night to the Hurricanes at Consol Energy Center doesn’t appear to be..." November 30

  • Carolina Hurricanes top Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Pittsburgh Penguins' frustration really began to show in the third period Friday, when it was apparent the Carolina Hurricanes were the quicker, more aggressive, hungrier team. The Pens had penalties. Pens captain Sidney Crosby had words with the referees. All the Canes did was keep chasing..." November 29

  • Pens GM Rutherford will add when timing's right

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Having spent parts of five decades in the NHL — six if you include the day the Detroit Red Wings drafted him 10th overall in 1969 — Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford knows every season brings unique challenges. This season, Rutherford's first running the Penguins, has been no exception...." November 29

  • Comeau's hat trick leads Penguins over Leafs; Crosby reaches career points

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Blake Comeau didn't complain, but he also didn't agree with the Columbus Blue Jackets' assessment of him the past two seasons. They saw him as a fourth-line winger, as someone who can provide a physical punch and not much more. Comeau believed — and still does — that he could provide some..." November 27

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston on Beau Bennett: “Beau’s got a lower-body injury. He will be out for a couple weeks."

  • Fleury collects career win No. 300 in crucial game against Bruins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If Marc-Andre Fleury, for whatever reason, planned to stop any more hockey pucks late Monday night, chances are the results would have been disastrous. Shaving cream in the eyes generally doesn't help improve vision. And Fleury had it in his eyes, on his face, on his shirt and on his pads —..." November 25

  • Gotta See It: Malkin ‘surprised’ Fleury won 300

    Sportsnet.ca "Evengi Malkin didn’t just have himself a game Monday night — two goals, including the overtime winner — the Pittsburgh Penguins star also delivered the best post-game comments we’ve seen all season. Here’s deadpan Malkin, flummoxed that teammate Marc-Andre Fleury was able to register 300 career..." November 25

  • Islanders pop Penguins again, gain tie for first place

    New York Post "Meet your first-place New York Islanders. Well, tied for it, at least. Following Saturday’s emphatic 4-1 triumph over the Penguins at Coliseum, the Isles finished a back-to-back, home-and-home sweep of the mighty Pens, deadlocking the two teams atop the Metropolitan division. “Those are..." November 23

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    #Pens Coach Mike Johnston said Simon Despres will be back in the lineup tonight vs. #Isles. Jayson Megna will be a game-time decision.

  • Penguins recall forward Megna from Wilkes-Barre

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have recalled forward Jayson Megna from their farm team in Wilkes-Barre. He has nine goals and five assists in 17 games with the Baby Penguins this season." November 22