Penguins Rumors & News

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year. During a Monday afternoon appearance..." February 20

  • Penguins’ Matt Hunwick responds to trade rumours

    Sportsnet "Matt Hunwick learned Saturday morning that he is reportedly being dangled as trade bait ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. "That’s the first I’ve heard of it," said the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman, when Darren Dreger’s tweet about his availability on the market was relayed to him by a..." February 17

  • Phil Kessel doesn’t really care about scoring title: ‘I have two Cups’

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Phil Kessel will more than likely score 30 or more goals for the first time since a career-high-tying 37 in 2013-14. On pace for 91, he’s a similarly solid bet to produce the most points in a single season of his career. One thing Kessel won’t do, however, is fret over those numbers or the..." February 16

  • Penguins GM confident team will add centre before deadline

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says the team is trying to add depth at the centre position and is convinced he’ll be able to do so prior to the Feb. 26 trade deadline. “I do feel confident we’re going to add a player, based on the number of players I’m talking about and..." February 14

  • Penguins' Ian Cole trade speculation cooling off

    Yardbarker "It wasn’t so long ago that Ian Cole seemed as good as gone from the Pittsburgh Penguins, with speculation that he could be dealt at any minute thanks to friction with head coach Mike Sullivan and a lack of role on the team. Now, according to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cole..." February 13

  • Penguins, Sharks Showing Interest In Tomas Plekanec

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Sharks have expressed an interest in Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports (video link). The 35-year-old has struggled offensively this season with just 20 points (5-15-20) in 55 games but is having a career year at the faceoff dot (51.9% success..." February 12

  • Crosby tallies career goal No. 400

    ESPN "Sidney Crosby scored his 400th career goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins' game Sunday against the St. Louis Blues. Crosby scored 3:31 into the second period to tie the game 1-1 and reach the milestone. Conor Sheary assisted on the goal. Crosby is just the third Penguins player to reach the..." February 11

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Third-Line Center Search Cooling Off

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins and GM Jim Rutherford made no attempt to hide the fact that they were after a third-line center early in the season. Rutherford admitted several times that he had certain candidates in mind, and eventually went out and added Riley Sheahan from the Detroit Red Wings. Sheahan..." February 06

  • Fleury excited for return to Pittsburgh with Golden Knights "After rallying for a 4-3 win against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights opted to stay in the U.S. capital another night and gathered for a Super Bowl party at their hotel. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury looked forward to spending to some time with his teammates and..." February 04

  • Penguins recall college recruit Aston-Reese

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Zach Aston-Reese felt the excruciating pain but didn’t say anything for fear of sounding like a “wuss.” But the wisdom tooth that strangely and randomly grew into his gums at a weird angle back in August really hurt. It impacted his sleep. And it ultimately slowed his development. “I finally..." February 03

  • Penguins could seek help up front after injuries "The Penguins are 10-3-0 since the start of 2018 and are second in the Metropolitan Division, four points behind the Washington Capitals, entering their game at the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+2, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). But a couple of injuries could alter their plans. Forward..." February 03

  • Let’s talk about Phil Kessel potentially winning the scoring title

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the longest time this season it looked like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov was just going to run away with the NHL’s scoring title. Suddenly, though, he has some real competition starting to breath down his neck, and it is a member of the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion..." February 03

  • Penguins’ Conor Sheary out ‘week-to-week’ with lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a slow start to the 2017-18 season the Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to flip the switch and look like the team that has won the past two Stanley Cups. Now they are going to have to continue that without one of their forwards in the short-term. The team announced on Thursday that..." February 01

  • Sidney Crosby weighs in on Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid emotional non-goals

    Sportsnet "Where a heated Auston Matthews Connor McDavid only saw grey, Sidney Crosby sees black and white. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain said Saturday that referees made the correct calls in taking goals away from fellow all-stars Matthews and McDavid this week due to goaltender interference. Crosby..." January 27

  • Crosby passes Jagr for 2nd on Penguins' all-time points list

    Sporting News "Sidney Crosby passed Jaromir Jagr for second place on the Penguins' all-time scoring list Thursday night with a first-period assist against the Minnesota Wild. Crosby set up Dominik Simon's slapshot for career point No. 1,080, which broke a tie with the 45-year-old NHL veteran. Jagr began..." January 25

  • Penguins Not Looking To Trade Young Goalies

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins may be seeking a third-line center, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to give up one of their young goalies. General manager Jim Rutherford told Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he isn’t listening to offers for youngsters Tristan Jarry or Casey DeSmith. “I don’t..." January 24

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Penguins a fitting trade partner for struggling Atlantic squads

    Yardbarker "The Pittsburgh Penguins already acquired an Atlantic player when they acquired center Riley Sheahan from the Detroit Red Wings earlier this year. Could GM Jim Rutherford double-dip into the division for yet another center? There are plenty of options available. As everyone knew they would, the..." January 21

  • Justin Schultz on Dustin Brown hit: ‘There was plenty of time to not do that’

    Sportsnet "Dustin Brown is no stranger to controversial hits. The 33-year-old King has for years been known as one of the NHL’s hardest hitters and often toes the line when he delivers them. Though Brown has only been suspended once in his career — a three-game sitdown in 2013 after elbowing Jason..." January 19

  • NHL fines Dustin Brown and Evgeni Malkin

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Kings right-winger Dustin Brown and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have both been fined for separate incidents during their game on Thursday evening. Brown has been fined $10,000 cross cross-checking Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz, according to the NHL. The penalty was..." January 19

  • Matt Murray to miss ‘indefinite period of time’ following passing of his father

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray has missed the past two games and was briefly away from the team due to what was described as a personal matter. The team would not go into any details and asked everyone to respect his privacy. On Wednesday, the Penguins announced that Murray’s father,..." January 17

  • Penguins' Murray to miss at least 1 game due to family matter "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has gone home to Ontario because of a family matter. Murray, 23, is 15-12-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season. The Penguins recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American..." January 13

  • Oilers’ Laurent Brossoit, Penguins’ Frank Corrado placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers made some roster moves on Saturday, as defenceman Frank Corrado and goaltender Laurent Brossoit were placed on waivers by their respective clubs, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Corrado has appeared in five games for Pittsburgh this..." January 06

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Penguins look like bad hockey team right now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that they are officially into the second half of the season we have seen enough from the Pittsburgh Penguins to confidently say, at this point, they might actually be a bad hockey team. A bad hockey team that only seems to be getting worse. At least as they are currently constructed. On..." January 05

  • Penguins Show Interest In Evander Kane

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, many expect them to be active in the weeks to come. On a radio appearance with Sportsnet 650 (audio link), Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggests that the Pens have shown some..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Thin margin for error bites Penguins in loss

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Two weeks ago in an NFL game between the Cowboys and Raiders, referee Gene Steratore used an index card to measure a first down. The Washington, Pa. native could probably do something similar with the Penguins these days, to accurately gauge their margin for error. Scoring goals has..." January 01

  • Murray practices, could return for Penguins on Sunday "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray could return from an upper-body injury to start against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; FS-D, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). Murray, who was injured in a 5-4 shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday but played the..." December 31

  • Struggling Penguins recall Sprong "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Daniel Sprong from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Forward Dominik Simon has been re-assigned to WBS. Sprong, 20, recorded..." December 30

  • Penguins do not intend to trade Letang

    The Athletic "Numerous sources in the Penguins organization made it clear on Friday that the team has no intention of trading struggling defenseman Kris Letang. Multiple reports in recent days have suggested that the Penguins are actively shopping the 30-year-old defenseman. While it wasn't confirmed that..." December 29

  • Penguins place Letang on injured reserve

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins defencemen Kris Letang has been retroactively placed on injured reserve dating back to Dec. 24, the team announced Thursday. Defencemen Chad Ruhwedel and forward Bryan Rust have also been placed on IR. Details regarding the gravity of the injuries to the players have not..." December 29

  • Letang, Murray out for Penguins against Hurricanes on Friday "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray are injured and will not play against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-CR, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). Letang did not play in a 5-4 shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday because of a lower-body..." December 28

  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford: Recent acquisitions did not alter approach

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The last three players the Penguins added to their lineup via trade have a certain something in common. Jamie Oleksiak is a 6-foot-7, 255-pound defenseman nicknamed “The Big Rig.” Riley Sheahan is a 6-3 checking center whose greatest strength might be his ability to lean on smaller skill..." December 27

  • Penguins May Be Willing To Trade Kris Letang

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Although they made a couple of smaller deals right before the trade freeze, the Penguins are looking to make a splash in the trade market, reports Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos (video link). In particular, Kypreos notes defenseman Kris Letang as someone that they may be willing to move, in part to..." December 26

  • Penguins looking to make big splash after NHL trade freeze ends

    Sportsnet "The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are three points out of a playoff spot, and the team’s struggles has general manager Jim Rutherford considering a roster shakeup once the NHL trade freeze is lifted after Dec. 27. “One name that I do hear out there that is being bantered..." December 24

  • Penguins’ Malkin on rivalry with Blue Jackets: ‘We hate each other’

    Sportsnet "The rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets is heated, to say the least. Actually, Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin would go one step further. “It’s not surprise. It did not start yesterday, it started a long time ago,” Malkin told Aaron Portzline of The Athletic on..." December 22

  • Who should Penguins trade for next?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins got some holiday shopping done before the NHL’s roster freeze, adding veteran goalie depth in Michael Leighton and an enormous defenseman in Jamie Oleksiak. Such trades should help from a depth perspective, yet you don’t get the feeling that those moves – nor the..." December 20

  • Penguins Acquire Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2019 conditional fourth-round draft pick, it was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Defenseman Kevin Czuczman has been re-assigned to..." December 19

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Michael Leighton From Arizona Coyotes

    Pro Football Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins made a deal ahead of the trade freeze, acquiring Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round pick (originally Minnesota’s) from the Arizona Coyotes. They’ll send back Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round pick. Leighton will join his third organization of the..." December 19

  • Patric Hornqvist Sent Back To Pittsburgh With Upper-Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins had a noticeable absence from their morning skate today when Patric Hornqvist was missing, and Josh Yohe of The Athletic reported that there was no locker for the winger in the dressing room. Yohe reports that the team has sent Hornqvist back to Pittsburgh with an..." December 18

  • Penguins penalty kill has been getting its fill

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Perhaps it was the cold, hard reality of allowing a power-play goal to Derrick Pouliot, the former Penguins prospect who frustrated the fanbase because he never contributed much offensively in Pittsburgh. Or maybe all the Penguins penalty kill needed was some turkey and stuffing. Whatever..." December 18

  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray and their lasting friendship formed in Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Talk "The text was short and sweet, but it was the start of a friendship that continues today despite a difference in uniforms. Matt Murray had just won the 2014-15 “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as AHL rookie of the year when his phone buzzed. It was a text from Marc-Andre Fleury, who was coming off..." December 15

  • Jim Rutherford is close to considering a ‘major trade’ to shake up Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford isn’t happy. Neither is Evgeni Malkin. It’s not shakeup or panic time yet, but it will be soon if the Penguins don’t figure this out. Rutherford said he was “disappointed” with the team’s recent 2-3-0 homestand and believes “we have a team that..." December 14

  • Penguins activate Matt Murray from injured reserve

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have activated goalie Matt Murray from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. He seems likely to make his return Thursday night when the Penguins play their first ever game against the Vegas Golden Knights, and could very well be going up against former goaltending partner..." December 12

  • Babcock: Leafs wanted to re-sign Hunwick, who went to Pittsburgh in free agency

    Toronto Sun "Not that Mike Babcock necessarily would like another shot, but the Maple Leafs coach acknowledged on Saturday the Leafs wanted to keep defenceman Matt Hunwick last summer. Instead, Hunwick left the Leafs after two seasons in Toronto to sign a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh..." December 11

  • Is Phil Kessel’s early power-play success sustainable?

    Sportsnet "Since Phil Kessel was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, he’s quietly continued to be an offensive powerhouse, now freed from having to face the best lines opponents have to offer with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin often both on different lines aside from the power play. This year, however,..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

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