Penguins Rumors & News

  • Johnny Boychuk says Sidney Crosby got away with illegal hit

    Sportsnet "It wasn’t just that New York Islanders adversary Sidney Crosby scored Thursday’s game-winning goal with a mere 2:25 left on the clock. It was how the Pittsburgh Penguins got the puck that led to their 4-2 victory that angered the visiting team. As the two players chase a loose puck, watch as..." October 28

  • Pens big guns come through in win vs. Isles

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby isn't shying away from contact despite his latest concussion scare, creating a game-winning goal with a big hit that left the New York Islanders frustrated and unhappy. Crosby's physicality led to his second goal in as many games since returning from a concussion,..." October 27

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Penguins present former captain Jaromir Jagr with piece of the 'Igloo'

    CBS Sports "When most of us look back on Jarmir Jagr's career, we're going to think of him in a Pittsburgh Penguins uniform, a puffy mullet flowing out the back of his helmet and him leaving everyone else in the dust. Now 44 years old and still mesmerizing hockey fans, albeit in different ways these days,..." October 26

  • Crosby sparks Pens' comeback vs. Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby, playing for the first time this season, scored his first goal and created a ripple effect all through the Pittsburgh Penguins' four lines. Carl Hagelin, first goal of the season. Eric Fehr, first goal. Tom Kuhnhackl, first assist. Crosby, back after missing..." October 25

  • Crosby on track to make season debut tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, Sidney Crosby participated in a full-contact practice. Today, it appears he’ll make his season debut when the Penguins host the Panthers tonight in Pittsburgh. “He had a strong practice this morning,” head coach Mike Sullivan said, per the club. “Everything is pointing in the..." October 25

  • Sidney Crosby talks concussion: ‘I feel good’

    Sportsnet "The recovery of Sidney Crosby took a positive step Monday. Rehabilitating from a concussion that has kept him out of the first six games of the season, Crosby was the first player on the ice for practice — and he was wearing a regular black (i.e., cleared-for-contact) sweater and skating on the..." October 25

  • Penguins defense needs to think, skate quicker to get more consistent results

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins claimed a Stanley Cup in June thanks in large part to the bold, decisive play of their defensemen. They made fast, instinctive plays in the defensive zone to get the puck moving in the other direction as quickly as possible. They joined the rush when the time was right to apply..." October 24

  • Sidney Crosby returns to full-contact practice

    Sportsnet "The recovery of Sidney Crosby took a positive step Monday. Still rehabilitating from a concussion that has kept him out of the first six games of the season, Crosby was the first player on the ice for practice — and he was wearing a regular black (i.e., cleared-for-contact) sweater. There..." October 24

  • Predators overcome depleted roster for 5-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jusse Saros started his Saturday in Rockford, Ill., expecting to start between the pipes for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. He ended the day in Bridgestone Arena, owner of his first NHL win against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Stopping 34 of 35 shots, Saros..." October 22

  • Pens’ Pouliot on IR, after getting hurt in season debut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pretty lousy start to the campaign for Derrick Pouliot. Pouliot, a healthy scratch for Pittsburgh’s first four games of the year, made his season debut in Thursday’s 3-2 win over San Jose — but played just over 12 minutes before getting knocked out with an injury. And on Friday, the Pens put..." October 21

  • Matt Murray on verge of signing contract extension

    HockeyBuzz "This morning Bob McKenzie gave us the first glimpse into what a Matt Murray extension could look like. He reported what he believes is the general framework for a deal today. Getting a starting goaltender locked up for three more years at under four-million dollars is a great thing in a salary..." October 20

  • Depleted Pens storm back to down Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't the high drama of the Stanley Cup final, but when the two teams from that matchup in June met again Thursday night, they played anything but a boring game. And one with the same outcome. The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins staged a third-period comeback with three..." October 20

  • Rutherford: Fleury not 'automatically out' due to Murray contract

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Penguins announced this morning they had signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension, the immediate reaction was that it was another step towards Marc-Andre Fleury’s eventual departure from Pittsburgh. One man who didn’t share that viewpoint, though, is the one who..." October 20

  • Pens extend Murray on three-year, 11.25M deal

    TSN "The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Matt Murray through the 2019-20 season. Murray signed a three-year contract with the Penguins of Thurday which holds an average annual value of $3.75 million, the team announced. Murray has yet to play a game this season due to a hand injury..." October 20

  • Montoya, Canadiens blank Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "By Heather Engel, The Sports Xchange MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens are used to their starting goaltender giving them a chance to win. Only these days, it's been Al Montoya who's been making save after save to keep them in games. Montoya, making his third straight start while..." October 18

  • Former NHL star Alexei Kovalev makes surprise comeback to pro hockey at 43

    CBS Sports "In a moment reminiscent of Roger Dorn in Major League II, former NHL star Alexei Kovalev is activating himself to play while also serving as general manager for EHC Visp, a second-division Swiss pro team. An injury to forward William Rapuzzi created an opening, so the 43-year-old former NHL..." October 18

  • Landeskog's goals lift Avs to OT win at Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Colorado Avalanche not only showed they can keep up with the Stanley Cup champions, they proved they can beat them at their own game. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog tied the score with a power-play goal in the third period, then batted in a deflected Nathan MacKinnon..." October 17

  • Kunitz set to play in 500th game in Penguins uniform

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When Chris Kunitz was dealt to the Penguins six days before the 2009 NHL trade deadline, he was shocked. His previous experience leaving the Anaheim Ducks organization, where he spent the majority of his first seven years as a pro, was not a particularly positive one. In 2005, he was claimed..." October 15

  • Fleury counters Ducks' late flurry in Penguins' win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury reminded fans why he has been the Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise goaltender for more than a decade on Saturday. The game's other goalie, Jonathan Bernier, made his Anaheim Ducks debut and furthered the case that he's improved greatly since Toronto gave up on..." October 15

  • Crosby’s progress has been ‘encouraging,’ but he’s still day-to-day

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sidney Crosby, who didn’t play in the regular season opener against Washington, skated on his own before his teammates practiced on Saturday. It’s the fifth day in a row that he’s hit the ice by himself. Crosby suffered a concussion during a Pens practice and is currently day-to-day. He..." October 15

  • Kessel lifts Penguins over Capitals on banner night

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Same teams, same extremely competitive game, same overtime result. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins picked up where they left off five months ago, with one big difference. Marc-Andre Fleury was back in net for the Penguins, just like in the previous 10 season..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Penguins No Longer Up For Sale

    CBS Pittsburgh "Five months after Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux put the Penguins up for sale, the team is starting their 50th season off the market. “We did look at a bunch of different things; one of them included the outright sale of the franchise. We’re not looking at that right now,” Penguins CEO David..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • Sidney Crosby ruled out for season opener

    Sportsnet "Wednesday brought another positive sign for those watching Sidney Crosby‘s concussion recovery but don’t expect him in the lineup for opening night. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar started off skating on his own for 30 minutes, as he did Tuesday, but then joined the full team for..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • No, Sidney Crosby's concussion did not happen during the World Cup

    Sporting News "Sidney Crosby was as clear as he needed to be: His latest concussion happened at practice on Friday, not the World Cup, and he doesn't understand why there's speculation to the contrary. "I'm not making this up," the Penguins captain told reporters on Tuesday. "If nobody saw it, I can't help..." October 11

  • Pittsburgh Penguins claim Mike Condon on waivers

    Hockey Inside/Out "The Canadiens said they were hoping Mike Condon would clear NHL waivers, but their wish didn’t come true. The goaltender was claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday after being cut by the Canadiens on Monday. The Canadiens were hoping Condon would clear waivers so they would have some extra..." October 11

  • Ruslan Fedotenko retires after 12 NHL seasons "Ruslan Fedotenko has announced his retirement Tuesday from the National Hockey League (NHL), following 12 NHL seasons and a professional hockey playing career that spanned two decades. Fedotenko, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, played in a total of 863 career NHL games with five teams: the..." October 11

  • Sullivan insists Penguins will take cautious approach with Crosby

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced today. Crosby sustained the injury in practice Friday, coach Mike Sullivan said, though he did not reveal the details of how it happened. Crosby practiced twice with the Penguins last week after leading..." October 11

  • Penguins Captain Crosby Diagnosed With Concussion "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. Crosby sat out Saturday's preseason game vs. Columbus because he was not feeling well, and missed practice today to undergo concussion testing." October 10

  • Crosby tops TSN Top 50 Players poll

    TSN "Sidney Crosby has long been regarded as the perfect hockey player. Now he has a perfect grade – 100 per cent – to prove it. Twenty of 20 voters named Crosby the No. 1 player in the annual TSN Top 50 Players poll – giving him unanimous support for the first time during a seven-year run of..." October 08

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • President Obama Crackin 'Bad Jokes' During Penguins Visit

    TMZ "Who's got hockey jokes?? PRESIDENT OBAMA!! The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the White House Thursday to be honored for winning the Stanley Cup -- and you know what that means??? POTUS ZINGERS! Old jokes? Yep. Chicago jokes? You know it. Baby crying? That happened too. Check out the..." October 06

  • 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

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Penguins GM Rutherford talks character and building a winner

    Sportsnet "It was a good summer for Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. Rutherford’s Penguins captured the Stanley Cup in June, knocking off the San Jose Sharks in six games. The 67-year-old Beeton, Ontario, native was named the NHL’s general manager of the year a couple weeks..." October 04

  • 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

  • Hagelin, Crosby expected back by Tuesday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Coach Mike Sullivan spent the better part of Saturday reinforcing the Penguins’ team concept. The systems they want to play. The structure they want to have. Leading the team through game-like situations that are more prevalent during a regular season practice than a preseason one. By Tuesday,..." October 02

  • Malkin is ‘not happy’ with the way he’s been playing lately

    Chipped Ice "The World Cup of Hockey behind him, Evgeni Malkin is happy to be back with his teammates at Penguins training camp. He’s happy a new season is less than two weeks away. He is not happy with his game. “I need to start now,” Malkin said after practice Saturday morning at the UPMC Lemieux..." October 02

  • Sidney Crosby reasserts himself as game's best "Forward Sidney Crosby is dominant again. He wasn't 17 months ago, when he needed to find a way to get that winning feeling back. Crosby was genuinely miserable after the Pittsburgh Penguins' five-game series dud against the New York Rangers in the 2015 Eastern Conference First Round. That came..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Sidney Crosby’s legendary résumé is missing one thing: World Cup gold

    USA Today "Steven Stamkos and his pending free agency were the talk of Toronto for months last season and still Stamkos wouldn’t pretend to relate to the load of pressure and expectations Sidney Crosby carries on a daily basis. “Everyone is looking at him, whether it’s the coaching staff, teammates,..." September 27

  • Penguins notebook: Oleksy could add more muscle to team's defense

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steve Oleksy fits a slightly different mold than most of the Penguins defensemen. Reid Gardiner and James McEwan found that out the hard way. Oleksy (6 feet, 190 pounds) laid a couple of big hits on the two young prospects in an otherwise ho-hum scrimmage Saturday at Penguins training camp...." September 25

  • Marchand dodges questions about interest in signing with Penguins

    The Hockey News "Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby have developed some chemistry at the World Cup. So much so that the Penguins could target the left winger if he becomes a free agent. Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have developed a strong chemistry on Team..." September 25

  • Penguins' Matt Murray: Broken hand sidelines netminder

    CBS Sports "Murray will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports." September 24

  • 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

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