Penguins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Bennett, Fleury lead Penguins to a complete victory over Canadiens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby ended his goal drought, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned yet another shutout. Before Crosby and Fleury left their mark, though, left wing Beau Bennett paved the way to an impressive 4-0 victory against the Canadiens in Montreal. The Penguins own the NHL's best record (13-3-1, 27..." November 19

  • Penguins' Pascal Dupuis diagnosed with blood clot in lung, out 6 months

    CBSSports.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners. The clot was found Monday after Dupuis complained of discomfort in his..." November 19

  • Penguins' Fleury continues to clear mental hurdles

    NHL.com "Marc-Andre Fleury is not judged the same as any other goalie in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise goaltender's history of meltdowns in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will probably stick to him until Fleury personally removes it with an outstanding spring performance, and it will..." November 19

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Maatta says he's "so excited" to return to lineup tonight. Guess that means he's in.

  • Penguins' Maatta could return Tuesday vs. Canadiens

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta practiced Monday and coach Mike Johnston termed him "a game-time decision" for Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Maatta had surgery Nov. 4 to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid gland. He started skating again a week later,..." November 17

  • Penguins stop Rangers in shootout

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "These players know how much a defeat can sting, especially when they lose to a rival. They also realize how good it feels to defeat that kind of opponent. They just don’t often get to experience both sets of emotions a few minutes apart, the way the Penguins did in what became a 3-2 shootout..." November 16

  • Dupuis scores twice in Penguins 2-1 victory over Toronto

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby has his wingman back. Pascal Dupuis was reunited with Crosby and Chris Kunitz on the Penguins top line Friday night in hopes of kick-starting an offense that was shut out by the New York Rangers three nights earlier. The move paid quick dividends as Dupuis was the only offense..." November 15

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Maatta said he wants to play tomorrow, but will be cautious. #Pens Coach Johnston said Maatta is at least 5 days away from returning.

  • Rangers, Lundqvist roll, snap Penguins’ 7-game win streak

    New York Post "These, the winners insisted after Tuesday’s 5-0 rout of the Penguins at the Garden, were the real Rangers. They said so in the locker room. Much more importantly, however, that was their statement on the ice. It was a statement and a performance punctuated by an exclamation point following the..." November 12

  • Penguins Recall Forward Beau Bennett

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Beau Bennett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Bennett, 22, played in two AHL games with WBS this past weekend, collecting five assists...." November 11

  • One week after having tumor removed, Olli Maatta skates at Madison Square Garden

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta was back on the ice at Madison Square Garden today, a week after having a tumor removed from his thyroid. His co-workers did not seem the least bit surprised. Of course, they probably wouldn’t be if he shows in the lineup for their game against the New York..." November 11

  • Penguins defeat Sabres, 6-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kris Letang barreled through the slot and toward the net in the first period Saturday night, and was slightly off balance when he released a shot that trickled just inches wide of the goal. It nearly turned into his third score of the game, with 41 minutes, 30 seconds of hockey left to..." November 09

  • Penalty-killing seamless

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Not to be outdone by the power play, the Penguins penalty-killing units entered a game Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres having killed off 34 consecutive power plays. “I think just our ability to block shots and really focus on turning the puck down all the way down the ice,” center..." November 09

  • Malkin, Crosby score in shootout in Penguins victory over the Jets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There will, of course, be nights like this. Games when the Penguins' most elite offensive talents can't make it onto the score sheet, when the league's most efficient power play couldn't find the back of the net if it was quarterbacked by a Sherpa. Games when goaltending and penalty-killing..." November 07

  • Penguins skate past Wild, 4-1, for 5th consecutive victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins keep passing tests and stacking wins. Tuesday's 4-1 defeat of the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center served as win No. 8, and it, like the others before it, carried a common theme. The Penguins faced a team that did something well against the rest of the league. But what..." November 05

  • Penguins Re-Sign Marc-Andre Fleury to a Four-Year, $23 Million Contract Extension

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal begins with the 2015-16 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign, and has an average annual..." November 05

  • Olli Maatta Underwent Successful Surgery

    PensBurgh "the Penguins announced this evening that Olli Maatta successfully underwent surgery on this thyroid. Shortly before puck drop tonight, the Penguins announced that Olli Maatta successfully underwent surgery to remove the tumor from his thyroid gland. The surgery was said to have went well and..." November 04

  • Penguins beat hapless Sabres, 5-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins players have a scheduled day off today. Good thing, too. Coach Mike Johnston and his staff might need every free minute they can get to analyze tape of the Penguins’ 5-0 victory at Consol Energy Center Saturday night and turn up something that needs work on at practice..." November 02

  • Christian Ehrhoff feels Sabres pain from afar

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Since the Penguins season began, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has only caught highlights on the NHL Network of his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. He has seen enough, however, to empathize with his former teammates. The Sabres brought a 2-8-1 record into Consol Energy Center Saturday..." November 02

  • Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 36 shots Los Angeles threw at him in the Penguins’ 3-0 victory Thursday night at Consol Energy Center. Looked like he could have turned aside another 36, too. Blindfolded. “Marc was really in a zone,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. But simply because..." October 31

  • Penguins overcome early deficit with scoring onslaught, beat Devils, 8-3

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins probably shouldn't make a habit of doing some of the things they did early Tuesday night. Like permitting a short-handed goal, the first they've allowed this season. Or spotting the other team a two-goal lead before kicking things into gear. But what the Penguins have made a..." October 29

  • Penguins’ Maatta To Undergo Surgery For Tumor of The Thyroid Gland; Full Recovery Expected

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck that could be a low-grade thyroid cancer. “Olli will have surgery to remove the tumor,” said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician. “Even if it is found to be..." October 27

  • Penguins defeat Predators in Nashville, 3-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "OK, so maybe it really isn’t that much of an accomplishment. After all, if a team can take a lead into the final few minutes of regulation, it should be able to earn a victory, right? Still, after donating points to Dallas and Detroit on late-game breakdowns in the early weeks of the season,..." October 26

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Malkin at center again tonight

  • Red Wings' furious comeback clips Penguins in OT

    Detroit News "What an amazing comeback Thursday for the Red Wings, getting two points when none looked probable. Justin Abdelkader capped the unexpected turn of events with a goal with 43.5 seconds left in overtime, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Abdelkader jumped on a..." October 24

  • Flyers find help in unlikely places in beating Penguins, 5-3

    CSN Philly "Always expect the unexpected when the Flyers meet the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Wednesday’s “Rivalry Night” was everything you didn’t expect: • Hometown son R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season at a dramatic point in the game and notched a Gordie Howe hat..." October 23

  • 'O Canada' to be performed before Penguins-Flyers to support Ottawa

    CBSSports.com "It has been a tough day across Canada as tragic events in the nation's capital city of Ottawa have shaken the country. With hockey being so deeply rooted in Canada's own history and traditions, it's difficult to understate that nation's impact on the NHL. After the Ottawa Senators and Toronto..." October 22

  • Penguins' Hornqvist has found chemistry with Crosby

    NHL.com "Four years ago the Pittsburgh Penguins traded for a forward with unproven potential and put him in position to become one of the NHL's more dangerous scorers. Pittsburgh might have done it again. The Penguins acquired forward Patric Hornqvist, along with forward Nick Spaling, from the..." October 22

  • Testing legs, giving backup goalie a chance are Penguins' priorities

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Again, again, again. Three times in four days, actually. And Mike Johnston will be watching. The Penguins (3-1-0) have enjoyed a slow-and-steady start to their season — four games in the first 13 days — but they open a stretch of three games in four nights Wednesday at home against the..." October 22

  • Crosby picks up 500th assist of his career

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three unanswered goals to erase an early 1-0 Islanders lead and pick up a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin tallied on the power play while Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the win. With his assist on Hornqvist’s second of the night, Penguins captain..." October 19

  • Malkin a force in Penguins victory over Islanders

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sure, Evgeni Malkin’s teammates noticed the goal he scored. It was pretty tough to overlook. They saw how he set up Patric Hornqvist’s game-winning goal in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center just 55 seconds later, too. But for..." October 19

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: “Pascal skated this morning, so that’s a game-time decision tonight." pic.twitter.com/vEXjnxdRkX

  • Ryan Whitney's Sochi wish gets Monkey Pawed

    Sporting News "Halloween is in a couple weeks. Let's get in the spirit of things by reading "The Monkey's Paw: Ryan Whitney Edition." Sometimes wishes go wrong, you see. Whitney, 31, signed a one-year deal with Sochi HC of the KHL. He'd played seven games with the Florida Panthers last season and spent..." October 16

  • Penguins physical forward Sill seizes window of opportunity

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "This is the era of hockey formulas devised by men named Corsi and Fenwick, as well as skill and puck possession. Zach Sill has made himself a home, anyway. The forward has worked his way to the NHL because of a physical style that is timeless, as far as his teammates are concerned. “It's..." October 15

  • Calmer Crosby enjoying early season success

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bill Guerin still shows up to the rink in a suit on game days; however, when the puck drops he’s high above the ice watching from a suite as the Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager. The view gives him a new found appreciation for the game’s biggest star, Sidney Crosby. Guerin was a..." October 13

  • Penguins burn Maple Leafs, win 5-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have shown a lot of things in the first two games of this season, and most are awfully good. They’ve been able to generate goals almost at will, including the five they threw past Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier in a 5-2 victory against the Maple Leafs Saturday night at Air Canada..." October 12

  • Penguins notice new team toughness

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It didn't affect the outcome, but it might impact the Penguins' season. Anaheim center Ryan Kesler lined up star defenseman Kris Letang late in the third period Thursday — and the Penguins collectively responded. Center Sidney Crosby said such behavior wasn't evident enough last..." October 11

  • Penguins' Crosby expects Maple Leafs' Kadri in his face

    Toronto Sun "If Nazem Kadri and the Maple Leafs want to try to rattle Sidney Crosby in front of a national TV audience on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar has a message for them. Bring it on. “I’m not going to change the way I play,” Crosby told the Sun on Thursday night. “If he wants to..." October 10

  • Penguins' Harrington recalled from AHL

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Scott Harrington from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford." October 10

  • Dupuis shines in home opener as Penguins down Ducks, 6-4

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pascal Dupuis is healthy. Looks pretty dominant, too. Back to his old self, sure. Maybe better. Dupuis recorded a goal and three assists in his return from major knee surgery to power the Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their season opener Thursday at Consol Energy..." October 10

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Malkin said he doesn't feel great and isn't in great shape, but is glad to be done with the injury. #Pens

  • Goaltender Fleury could be starting final season with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Marc-Andre Fleury will stand between the pipes Thursday for his 10th home opener with the Penguins. Could it be his last? Fleury is entering the season in the final year of his contract, his future uncertain, yet his presence is more crucial than ever. Such mixed signals are a microcosm of a..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Penguins send top pick Kasperi Kapanen back to Finland

    CBSSports.com "Kasperi Kapanen, the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, made a pretty good case for himself to stick with the big club, but the organization will take a more patient approach. The Pens announced Kapanen has been reassigned to KalPa, his pro club in Finland. The..." October 09

  • Penguins look to match effectiveness of top power-play unit from last season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a simple assignment. “Ehrhoff, to me, has big shoes to fill,” said NHL Network analyst and former general manager Craig Button. “Pittsburgh's power play was No. 1 in the league last year. So, Christian Ehrhoff's job and (coach) Mike Johnston's job is to..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Penguins' Malkin admits Neal trade was surprise

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Evgeni Malkin hadn't spoken to the media in almost five months. Penguins management didn't always speak with him during that same period. Malkin broke his silence and acknowledged — not angrily, but bluntly — that new general manager Jim Rutherford did not confer with the star before..." October 08

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