Phil Kessel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Penguins' Kessel to play 1st game tonight after hand surgery

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On Wednesday night, for the first time, Phil Kessel will take to the ice as a Stanley Cup champion. Kessel, who had surgery to repair a hand injury in July, will play his first exhibition game of the preseason when the Penguins host the Detroit Red Wings at the newly christened PPG Paints..." October 05

  • Penguins GM reveals inside intel on Phil Kessel trade

    Yahoo! Sports "Jim Rutherford, general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, spoke to The Players’ Tribune about a great many things, including how he built their 2016 Stanley Cup championship team. (Don’t get me wrong, it also touches on his days with Hartford and Carolina as well.) Part of that discussion..." October 03

  • Kessel says he meant 'no disrespect' to USA Hockey

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel became the biggest social media star in hockey when he burned USA Hockey with a cleverly worded tweet. On Friday, Kessel met with reporters after the first day of Penguins training camp and said he meant no harm. “Obviously I meant no disrespect to any..." September 24

  • Don't be mad at Phil Kessel, Team USA — be mad at yourselves

    Sporting News "It's the day after Team USA absorbed its ass-beating at the World Cup of Hockey, and the salt is flowing. The U.S. is done for a variety of reasons. Most of all, though, they chose physicality over skill, and it did not work. So, Canada beat them, because they were always going to. A few..." September 22

  • Team USA players are ticked off over Phil Kessel's critical World Cup tweet

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Team USA was embarrassingly eliminated by Canada in just their second World Cup of Hockey preliminary game on Tuesday, Phil Kessel torched the squad for choosing to leave him off the roster. The tweet garnered a lot of attention, picking up over 60,000 retweets in a little over 12..." September 21

  • Phil Kessel drops mic as U.S. crashes out of World Cup without him

    Sporting News "Don't mind Phil Kessel. Nothing to see here — just a man and his dog and 26 goals last heard from skating circles around Stanley Cup playoff opponents, sitting idly while his countrymen face-planted in a disaster of a major international tournament that passed him over. Insert Kermit..." September 21

  • Phil Kessel May Miss Start of Regular Season

    The Hockey Writers "Phil Kessel’s hand injury reportedly may keep him from being on the ice when the Pittsburgh Penguins open the regular season and begin defense of the Stanley Cup. Shortly after the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, the team revealed Kessel had undergone..." August 29

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