Penguins Rumors & News

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mark Recchi misses out on Hall of Fame this year

    ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29

  • Penguins Re-Sign Defenseman Ian Cole to a Three-Year Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Ian Cole to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017-18 season and carries an average annual value of $2.1 million. Cole, 26, played in 20..." June 29

  • No trades yet in NHL Draft, but Penguins GM still pushing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins had known for quite a while they weren’t going to pick up a player in Round 1 of the NHL draft Friday night at BB&T Center. After all, they had traded their choice in that round to Edmonton in the January deal that got them David Perron, and never came close to acquiring a..." June 27

  • Despite concussions, Carolina's Jeff Skinner is appealing to Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A few years ago, Carolina left winger Jeff Skinner was one of the NHL’s great young talents. A series of concussions later, he might be among the game’s biggest question marks. Nonetheless, he is on the list of candidates the Penguins might try to acquire to play on one of their top two..." June 26

  • Penguins targeting forwards including Maple Leafs' Kessel

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins may shake the foundation of the NHL with a big move. After barely getting into the playoffs and losing to the New York Rangers in the first round of the postseason, the Penguins are looking to add offensive reinforcements and one name on their list of targets is Toronto..." June 25

  • Pens' Ebbert signs in Swiss League

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like interest from Europe was too much for Andrew Ebbett to pass up. Ebbett, who split last season between Pittsburgh and AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, has agreed to join Bern of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Wednesday. Ebbett, 32, just wrapped the last of a..." June 24

  • Penguins' Letang says he'll be ready for training camp "Kris Letang said Tuesday he will be ready for the start of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp for the 2015-16 season. Letang missed the final seven games of the regular season and the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a concussion March 28 against the Arizona Coyotes "Without a..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Pens to sign Russian forward Sergei Plotnikov

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are planning to sign free-agent forward Sergei Plotnikov, according to a report by TASS, the Russian news agency. Team officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Plotnikov, 25, can play both wings and reportedly opted out of his contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • Penguins GM Rutherford hopes, thinks trade talks will heat up before NHL draft

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is in Las Vegas, where the temperature was expected to crest around 110 Sunday. He can only hope trade talks will heat up that much between now and the NHL draft this weekend. Rutherford is shopping for a top-six winger and, because the Penguins own..." June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Kapanen not only Penguins forward prospect poised to make impact

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the NHL Draft and the start of the free agent signing period quickly approaching, Trib Total Media breaks down the Penguins' organizational depth chart. Last week, it was defensemen and goaltenders. This week: forwards. Kasperi Kapanen heard the cries from Western Pennsylvania all the way..." June 21

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

  • Mike Sullivan named coach of AHL Penguins "Mike Sullivan has been named head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today by associate general manager Jason Botterill. Sullivan, 47, has 13 years of coaching experience at the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and international levels. He..." June 18

  • Penguins' GM Rutherford: 'No interest from either side' in moving Malkin

    The Score "Breathe easy, Penguins fans. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has quashed any notion that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will be on the move in the near future, as told to Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: No, he’s not available. Based on my communications with..." June 18

  • Penguins name Jacques Martin to coaching staff

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin as a special assistant to head coach Mike Johnston, the team announced on its official website. Martin, 62, will carry a unique role for the club, watching games from the media level in order to provide Johnston and his assistant coaches..." June 17

  • Penguins sign Andersen to one-year contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Niclas Andersen to a one-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. " June 15

  • Penguins shedding veteran defensemen; will not retain Martin, Ehrhoff

    The Score "In search of speed and efficiency, the Pittsburgh Penguins are embracing a full update on their back end. General manager Jim Rutherford will not attempt to re-sign defensemen Paul Martin and Christian Ehrhoff, opting instead to deploy the young core stockpiled by the previous regime, reports..." June 12

  • Dupuis Take Big Step Forward "Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis’ patience is paying off. Dupuis, who missed all but 16 games last season while recovering from a blood clot in his lung, has been cleared to take contact. “It’s exciting. It’s a day I’ve been waiting a long time for,” Dupuis said. “It just feels great. It feels..." June 11

  • Rumblings: Penguins have interest in Brandon Saad

    ESPN "And what of Brandon Saad, another offer sheet candidate given the Chicago Blackhawks' cap situation? Again, I can’t imagine Chicago would not match any offer, but Saad’s situation screams offer sheet. A source suggested to me Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Penguins are a team to watch as far as..." June 11

  • Penguins: Winger Dupuis cleared to play after blood clot treatment

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said winger Pascal Dupuis, who has missed the past six months with a blood clot, has been cleared to work out and take contact. Rutherford had said previously that the Penguins were searching for a medication that would enable Dupuis to resume..." June 11

  • Oilers give Penguins permission to interview Nelson for AHL job

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins have received permission from the Edmonton Oilers to talk to Todd Nelson about their vacant AHL coaching job in Wilkes-Barre, general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. Nelson, 46, has a resume that includes a successful tenure coaching Edmonton's AHL club in Oklahoma City for..." June 10

  • Could Pens' Malkin be a Sharks trade target?

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks owner Hasso Plattner was adamant that when he mentioned Penguins star Evgeni Malkin’s name during a recent press conference, he was only using the Russian forward as an example and wasn’t tampering. “We cannot buy the Stanley Cup,” said the billionaire founder of SAP on May 8, before..." June 10

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    Rutherford says New Jersey has asked Penguins for permission to discuss a job with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton assistant coach Alain Nasreddine.

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    Agent JP Barry, on Malkin-wants-traded speculation: "I don't know where this is coming from. Not from me or Geno. I'm trying to ignore it."

  • Friedman On Rumors Malkin Isn’t Happy

    Todays Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Friday morning. As part of a larger discussion surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership situation: “When you get knocked out of the playoffs and the day after your president comes out and says, ‘Look, we’re no t firing Mike Johnston,..." June 06

  • Business as usual for Rutherford despite Penguins' ownership questions

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It's a real possibility the Penguins enter the NHL Draft and free agency while on the open market — or with a new owner. But that won't alter the team's approach or, it hopes, how free agents perceive Pittsburgh as a potential place of employment, general manager Jim Rutherford said. “We..." June 05

  • Lemieux, Burkle exploring possible sale of Penguins "Pittsburgh Penguin owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux have hired Morgan Stanley to explore the possibility of selling some or all of the NHL franchise. It doesn't mean Burkle and Lemieux are necessarily getting out but they are looking at various options. It's believed Lemieux, perhaps more..." June 03

  • Kris Letang cleared for intense training

    Sportsnet "Finally some good news for Kris Letang, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman has been cleared to resume intense training, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Letang has been recovering from a concussion he suffered on March 28 after hitting his head against the boards after a collision..." June 01

  • After reinterpreting rule, draft pick sought for Bylsma's hiring

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There was a reason the Penguins sought draft-pick compensation when the Sabres hired former coach Dan Bylsma on Thursday — and not when the Devils hired former Penguins general manager Ray Shero. It comes down to the interpretation of a rule passed last June that awards compensation to select..." May 29

  • There should be no compensation given when other teams hire fired NHL GMs, coaches

    Edmonton Journal "This compensation for fired coaches and GM’s is blatantly ridiculous. Teams gassed general managers such as Peter Chiarelli in Boston after one missed playoff and Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh, who won a Stanley Cup there, and they get a sweetener back? The sweetener is getting out from under paying..." May 29

  • Sabres announce Bylsma hiring; reportedly agree to 5-year deal

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres have hired Dan Bylsma as their new head coach. The Sabres will reportedly give the Pittsburgh Penguins a third-round draft pick as compensation, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. Bylsma signed a five-year contract, Dreger added. A press conference to introduce Bylsma is set for..." May 28

  • Agent: No active talks between Greiss and Pens, but ‘neither side has closed the door’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There could be a new backup goalie in Pittsburgh next season, though it’s still a bit early to rule out Thomas Greiss‘ return. “We’ve spoken and neither side has closed the door but we’re not actively negotiating at this time either,” Greiss’ agent, Ray Petkau, told PHT via email on Monday...." May 25

  • Penguins want to trade for a first-round pick

    Sportsnet "Even though David Perron performed admirably as a Pittsburgh Penguin, general manager Jim Rutherford is trying to get back what he gave up to land him. Rutherford traded away his first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft (along with winger Rob Klinkhammer) to the Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 2 for..." May 25

  • Penguins looking to acquire first round pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s expected to be the deepest draft in over a decade so there’s no surprise the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to get themselves a first round pick. GM Jim Rutherford dealt the Pens’ first round selection, which would’ve been 16th overall, to the Edmonton Oilers along with Rob Klinkhammer..." May 24

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "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 23

  • 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

    Deadspin "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?

    Sportsnet "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

    Sportsnet "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

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