Penguins Rumors & News

  • Sidney Crosby's 1,000th NHL point honored by Penguins "Captain Sidney Crosby was honored by the Pittsburgh Penguins for reaching 1,000 NHL points before facing the Detroit Red Wings at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday. Crosby watched a video of his 1,000th point, scored on an assist on a Chris Kunitz goal 6:28 into the first period against the Winnipeg..." February 19

  • Tatar, Vanek propel Red Wings past Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The odds still seem to be against Detroit. The Red Wings are far below the wildcard cutoff in the Eastern Conference, scrambling not to finish last. For a weekend, though, they played like a team with plenty of desperation and determination -- like a team that does not want to..." February 19

  • No hearing scheduled for Malkin after Wheeler hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin isn’t scheduled to face a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler on Thursday night, an NHL spokesman confirmed. The incident occurred midway through the third period of Pittsburgh’s 4-3 OT win. Malkin was given an interference minor on the..." February 17

  • Pens recall pair of d-men, putting Schultz’s status into question

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins — in the wake of Olli Maatta’s surgery — have recalled a pair of defensemen, Cameron Gaunce and Steve Oleksy, from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The fact two d-men were recalled also calls into question the status of Justin Schultz. Schultz was forced to leave last..." February 17

  • Dubinsky's OT tally pushes Jackets past Pens

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In a rivalry that is quickly heating up, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 ON Friday at Nationwide Arena in an overtime battle among foes adjacent to each other in the Eastern Conference. Brandon Dubinsky netted the game winner 1:04 into the..." February 17

  • Penguins D Schultz in concussion protocol

    Fanrag Sports "The hits just keep on coming for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Two more players went down with injury Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets, including one of their most healthy players all season: defenseman Justin Schultz. The 26-year-old suffered a concussion on a hit from behind into the glass..." February 17

  • Olli Maatta to miss six weeks after having hand surgery

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins are expecting to be without defenceman Olli Maatta for six weeks after he underwent successful hand surgery. The 22-year-old left Thursday’s game after playing just 7:38 and did not return. Maatta, drafted 22nd overall in 2012, has struggled with injuries through his..." February 17

  • Sidney Crosby joins elite company after earning 1,000th NHL point

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby added to his lengthy list of accomplishments as the Pittsburgh Penguins captain registered his 1,000th career NHL point. The 29-year-old picked up the milestone point Thursday with an assist against the Winnipeg Jets. No. 87 becomes the 86th player in NHL history to reach the..." February 17

  • Penguins' Crosby caps milestone game with OT winner vs. Jets

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Having spent parts of nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sidney Crosby's left wing, Chris Kunitz has been involved in quite a bit of his superstar center's offensive exploits. "He makes it look so easy for the rest of us," Kunitz noted after his team claimed a 4-3..." February 16

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Mixed Penguins injury news: good for Malkin, bad for Rust

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins are bruised and battered at the forward position, but Monday brought some good news … but not all good news. Let’s get the negative stuff out of the way first: it sounds like Bryan Rust‘s upper-body injury might be worse than expected. Head coach Mike Sullivan was a..." February 14

  • Malkin comes back firing in Pens' 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin had not played since Jan. 24. The seven-game injury layoff and any resulting rust wasn't evident Tuesday. Malkin opened the scoring in the second period, added an assist in the third and generally played like one of the league's top scorers as the Pittsburgh..." February 14

  • Hanzal's two goals help Coyotes to OT win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were 10 scouts in attendance when the Arizona Coyotes hosted the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins before 15,879 fans on Saturday at Gila River Arena. Many were likely there to watch Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, who is playing with an expiring contract and..." February 12

  • Pittsburgh Penguins rumoured to have interest in acquiring Matt Duchene

    HockeyBuzz "Tonight during the Sportsnet broadcast the Headlines panel talked about Matt Duchene as a trade target. That really isn't surprising. There has been a lot of buzz around the possibility of a Duchene trade. Things got interesting when the panel linked Pittsburgh to Matt Duchene. You may be..." February 12

  • Winger Bryan Rust won't play tonight against Coyotes, but Evgeni Malkin likely will return to lineup

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins won’t have winger Bryan Rust when they face Arizona tonight at Gila River Arena, but there’s a good chance Evgeni Malkin will be back in the lineup. Rust was injured in a 4-1 victory Thursday in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche and, while coach Mike Sullivan didn’t offer many..." February 11

  • Road to 1,000: Where could Sidney Crosby finish among all-time leaders?

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby isn't even 30, and yet, he needs just two points to reach the hallowed mark of 1,000 NHL points. Surely, the playmaking Pittsburgh Penguins center could arrive at the four-digit point plateau during Saturday's contest against the Coyotes in Arizona. With just two more points,..." February 11

  • Hornqvist, Murray power Penguins past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Sidney Crosby didn't get the two points he needed but his team picked up a valuable pair despite an off night. Patric Hornqvist scored two goals, Matthew Murray had 27 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night. Crosby had chances but..." February 10

  • Flames edge Penguins in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- To those watching, it appeared that Kris Versteeg pulled off a couple of deft dekes. He remembered it a little differently. "Sometimes you close your eyes and it goes in. So I was lucky there," Versteeg said Tuesday after he scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Penguins' Hagelin diagnosed with concussion

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins winger Carl Hagelin has been diagnosed with a concussion, coach Mike Sullivan announced Monday. Hagelin left in the first period of the Penguins’ 4-1 win against St. Louis Sunday after taking a hit to the head from Blues center Alexander Steen. He did not return to the game. Hagelin..." February 06

  • Crosby leads Penguins past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Sidney Crosby knows there are going to be nights when he does not record a goal or an assist. He just doesn't want there to be two of those nights in a row. Crosby made certain that didn't happen -- again -- Saturday night by scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead the..." February 04

  • Rutherford says he'll listen to Fleury as trade deadline approaches

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In the topsy-turvy world of NHL transactions, there aren't many things Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford can guarantee in the next month as the league's March 1 trade deadline approaches. He can't guarantee he'll acquire defensive depth or land an extra forward. He can't guarantee he'll..." February 04

  • Kessel leads Pens past Jackets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Phil Kessel played in his 800th career game Friday. It was a milestone for which he was oblivious. "I didn't even know until they announced it on the (scoreboard)," Kessel said. "I guess it's a lot of games but hopefully I can get a bunch..." February 03

  • Rutherford says he'll listen to Fleury as trade deadline approaches

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In the topsy-turvy world of NHL transactions, there aren't many things Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford can guarantee in the next month as the league's March 1 trade deadline approaches. He can't guarantee he'll acquire defensive depth or land an extra forward. He can't guarantee he'll..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Conor Sheary to miss 4-6 weeks with upper-body injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins forward Conor Sheary has an upper-body injury and will miss approximately 4-6 weeks, coach Mike Sullivan said after practice Wednesday afternoon at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Sheary was presumably injured during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators at PPG Paints Arena, although..." February 01

  • Hornqvist's pair power Penguins past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh winger Patric Hornqvist enjoys playing against his former team. Enjoys being a pest. Enjoys scoring. By that standard, he had a thoroughly good night Tuesday against the Nashville Predators, logging two goals in the Penguins' 4-2 victory at PPG Paints Arena...." January 31

  • Evgeni Malkin was left off the NHL 100, and that doesn't sit well with his teammates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When Phil Kessel talks, it’s wise to listen. “He should be there, obviously,” Kessel said after practice Monday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, speaking of center Evgeni Malkin’s inexplicable omission from the NHL 100 list. “I’m pretty sure he’s one of the top 100 players of all time. It is..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were ‘best friends’ at the All-Star Game

    Washington Post "During Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played on the same line as Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. The rivals, who have been compared to one another since they entered the league in 2005, displayed remarkable chemistry for two guys who are supposed to hate each..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Mario Lemieux: Jaromir Jagr's jersey will be retired

    CBS Sports "Jaromir Jagr's No.68 jersey will hang beside Mario Lemieux's No.66 in the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. According to Josh Yohe of, Lemieux, the Penguins current owner and one of the top four greatest hockey players of all-time, said on Friday at the NHL All-Star weekend..." January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Marchand leads Bruins over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The NHL allowed Brad Marchand to play Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins paid the price. "Lucky we had him tonight," Boston coach Claude Julien said after Marchand, fined and not suspended by the league for his "dangerous trip" Tuesday night, scored two goals to key a..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Evgeni Malkin out until after All-Star break

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Evgeni Malkin will miss Thursday’s game at Boston and the NHL All-Star Game this weekend with a lower-body injury he sustained Tuesday in a 3-0 loss to the Blues, coach Mike Sullivan announced Wednesday after practice. Malkin absorbed a hit in the corner from St. Louis defenseman Joel..." January 25

  • Pens waive tough guy Oleksy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Oleksy, the rugged Pittsburgh blueliner that’s appeared in nine games this season, has been placed on waivers, per ESPN. Oleksy, 30, has been up with the Pens for a while, but his presence in the lineup’s been sporadic. He’s sat as a healthy scratch on a number of occasions, and hasn’t..." January 25

  • Hutton, Blues blank potent Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It was a clash of styles -- Pittsburgh's skill and speed against St. Louis' heavy, physical brand of play. Heavy won, with assistance from goalie Carter Hutton. He made 34 saves for his second shutout of the season and sixth career as the Blues ended a three-game slide Tuesday by..." January 24

  • Sheary, Greiss, Oshie honored as NHL's 3 stars of the week "Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary , New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 22. FIRST STAR - CONOR SHEARY, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sheary led the NHL with six goals..." January 23

  • Sheary sparks Penguins to win vs. Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Generously listed at 5-foot-8 and 192 pounds on the Pittsburgh Penguins' website, it is easy to question the size of left winger Conor Sheary. What isn't in dispute is the significance of his robust production as of late. Collecting two goals for the third time in four games,..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Penguins blast Hurricanes, 7-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's not just the quantity of goals recently for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's the timing, too. Conor Sheary scored twice and the Penguins produced their second huge offensive output of the week in a 7-1 romp past the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC..." January 20

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