Penguins Rumors & News

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Penguins Sign Jeff Taylor to an Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Jeff Taylor to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season and run through the 2018-19 campaign, and it's a two-way..." March 27

  • Flyers tough out win over slumping Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- By his own admission, Brandon Manning isn't a player who will put up a ton of points. However, the defenseman's physical attributes proved to be a vital part of the Philadelphia Flyers' 6-2 rout of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night at PPG Paints Arena. With..." March 26

  • Sidney Crosby on criticism from Sens owner Melnyk: ‘He likes to hear himself talk, so let’s just leave it’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot had the tip of his finger busted apart by a Sidney Crosby slash, team owner Eugene Melnyk made an appearance on Ottawa radio and sounded off on Crosby. Along with calling for a lengthy suspension for the Penguins’ captain, Melnyk referred to..." March 26

  • Ron & Don: Sidney Crosby is ‘not a dirty player’

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby was in the highlights quite a bit this week, which on its own isn’t unusual. But instead of making headlines for his goals or assists, hockey fans took notice of a few plays that could be deemed as dirty. First came on Tuesday, when Crosby gave Ryan O’Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres..." March 26

  • Ryan O’Reilly comments on Sidney Crosby spearing incident: ‘It happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has made some headlines this week for a couple of stick infractions that were overlooked by the on-ice officials during his games. They were not overlooked by everybody else. On Thursday, he caught Marc Methot with a slash to the hand that ended up..." March 25

  • Crosby's agent: Melnyk should be fined for 'negative comment'

    Fanrag Sports "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk had some choice words for Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby after the forward didn’t face any discipline for essentially slashing Marc Methot’s finger off during the Penguins-Senators game Thursday. Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, fired back. “In my..." March 25

  • Sullivan on Crosby slash: 'I see Sid go through that on a nightly basis'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan came to his captain’s defense before Friday’s game against the Islanders, defending Sidney Crosby following some disparaging comments from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on a Canadian radio station. Melnyk was peeved over Crosby’s unpenalized slash Thursday against..." March 25

  • Islanders edge Pens, move back into playoff position

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The last time New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak appeared in an NHL game, his team was in next-to-last place in the Eastern Conference. One day after he was recalled from a nearly three-month stretch in the American Hockey League, Halak was a big reason that the..." March 24

  • Sabres' Lehner: Ristolainen doesn't get 3 games if he played for Penguins

    wkbw.com "Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner didn't mince any words when asked about his teammate Rasmus Ristolainen and the three-game suspension he was dealt on Thursday. "People might not agree with me and that's fine but reverse jerseys and it's not three games," Lehner said after practice Friday..." March 24

  • Melnyk calls Crosby a 'whiner beyond belief,' wants season-long suspension

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk says the NHL needs to throw the book at Sidney Crosby. The Senators owner is livid at the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar and speaking on TSN 1200 this morning referred to Crosby as a “whiner”. He said Crosby should be suspended for his slash on Marc Methot that will keep him..." March 24

  • Bill Daly: NHL not looking into Crosby slash on Methot

    TSN "It sounds like Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not be suspended for slashing Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot in the first period of Thursday's clash in Ottawa. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league will not look into the Crosby slash any further, according to..." March 24

  • Ho-Sang "grateful" for Lemieux's comments

    TSN "New York Islanders rookie forward Josh Ho-Sang says he is "grateful" hockey legend Mario Lemieux has no problem with him wearing his famous No. 66. Ho-Sang, 21, has been getting some flak from the hockey community for wearing Super Mario's famous digits on his back this season, but on Thursday,..." March 24

  • Mario Lemieux fine with use of No. 66 by the Islanders' Ho-Sang

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "I don’t like the idea of brash New York Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing the iconic No. 66 into PPG Paints Arena Friday. I love it. Of infinitely more import, the guy who made that number kind of famous has no issues. “I’m fine with it,” Mario Lemieux said Thursday through a Penguins..." March 24

  • Marc Methot out for weeks with ‘shattered finger’ from Crosby slash

    Sportsnet "With five minutes to go in the first period between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins, defenceman Marc Methot was dumping the puck deep into the Penguins zone when Sidney Crosby landed a two-handed slash on his left hand. Methot gave his hand a good shake and went after Crosby at the..." March 24

  • Senators lose Methot in shootout win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre, but they might have paid a big price for the victory. Mike Hoffman scored in regulation for the Senators, and Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • NHL's 'stupid' playoff format will crush Capitals, Penguins or Blue Jackets

    Chicago Tribune "As the NHL season winds down with roughly 10 games remaining, one of the most fascinating playoff races to watch will involve three teams who have already clinched postseason berths. Washington, Columbus and Pittsburgh are separated by just two points atop the league standings, and because they're..." March 23

  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Diagnosed with concussion

    CBS Sports "Guentzel was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Sabres and he was diagnosed with a concussion. Guentzel was hit by Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen on a play near the blue line and well away from the puck, so it's likely the Buffalo rearguard gets a call from the league office on this..." March 22

  • Crosby helps Penguins nail down playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Another highlight-reel goal for Sidney Crosby, another trip to the playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby opened the scoring on a spectacular effort, and Nick Bonino scored the game-winner with 5:29 remaining to lead the Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • It really helps to be a linemate of Sidney Crosby

    Sportsnet "There might not be a sweeter job in hockey than riding shotgun on the wing of Sidney Crosby. Just ask Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel. Both players were full-time AHLers only two seasons ago, and are now contributing members of the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Sheary,..." March 21

  • Malkin making progress, but won’t travel with team to Buffalo

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins’ lengthy injured list still isn’t getting any shorter, but coach Mike Sullivan said on Monday that injured players Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Olli Maatta are all making progress in their recovery from their various injuries. None of them, however, are ready to..." March 20

  • Marchand, Crosby, Elliott named NHL's 3 stars of the week

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Calgary Flames goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 19. FIRST STAR - BRAD MARCHAND, LW, BOSTON BRUINS Marchand led the NHL with 5-4-9 in three games -..." March 20

  • Penguins' Malkin out vs. Panthers

    TSN "Evgeni Malkin will miss a second consecutive game with an upper-body injury as the Pens host the Florida Panthers Sunday afternoon. The 30-year-old has 33 goals and 39 assists over 62 games with Pittsburgh in 2016-17. " March 19

  • Penguins make five special young fans’ wishes come true

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a move to help reinforce the feels. Before the team’s Saturday morning practice, the Penguins, with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, announced the additions of five very special signings. Eight-year-old Wyatt Hunt, 11-year-old Justin “JJ” Darts,..." March 19

  • Crosby's hat trick powers Penguins past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has seen Sidney Crosby's entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins up close as his teammate. Rookie Jake Guentzel has transitioned from being a Crosby fan to recently being the star center's linemate. So, each had a particular appreciation for..." March 19

  • Flames beat Penguins in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Kris Versteeg wasn't even alive when the Atlanta Flames reeled off 10 straight wins from Oct. 14 to Nov. 3, 1978. By scoring the lone goal of the shootout in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, Versteeg helped the Calgary Flames tie that franchise record of..." March 14

  • Penguins Sign Zach Aston-Reese to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed college free agent forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season and run through the 2018-19 campaign...." March 14

  • Penguins blank Canucks to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to find a way to gain in the standings despite losing players to injuries. The Penguins got a second-period goal from Ian Cole and some clutch saves from goaltender Matthew Murray to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Saturday..." March 12

  • Penguins' Hagelin out 4 weeks with lower-body injury

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Carl Hagelin is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks because of a lower-body injury. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement after Pittsburgh extended its win streak to five games with a 3-0 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on..." March 12

  • Penguins outlast Oilers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- So many times, a matchup is overly hyped and, once the puck drops, the game doesn't live up to all that was expected. That wasn't the case at Rogers Place Friday night. In what was billed as a showdown between the two best players in the game -- Edmonton's Connor..." March 11

  • Jets’ Trouba: Penguins not losing much in Sestito suspension

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets won’t be forgetting about Wednesday’s heated matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins any time soon. In addition to losing the game, they also lost a key member of their defence as Toby Enstrom has been listed as out indefinitely with a concussion thanks to a dangerous hit from..." March 11

  • Justin Schultz returns to Edmonton as an elite offensive defenceman

    Sportsnet "When an organization makes as many bad decisions — year, after year, after year — as the Edmonton Oilers did during their eternal rebuild, sometimes even the good ideas go sour. Take Justin Schultz, who stands as collateral damage on a team that stuffed its sack with so many rotten apples that..." March 10

  • Penguins rout Jets in grudge match 7-4

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Old time hockey broke out at the MTS Centre on Wednesday evening as the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins played a game that would make the Hanson Brothers proud with the visitors coming out on top with a 7-4 victory. The tone was set less than four minutes into the..." March 09

  • Tom Sestito of Penguins suspended four games

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Sestito has been suspended for four games, without pay, for boarding Winnipeg Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom during NHL Game No. 984 in Winnipeg on Wednesday, March 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred..." March 09

  • Penguins' Sestito to have hearing for boarding Jets' Enstrom

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins AHL call-up and penalty minute accumulator extraordinaire Tom Sestito will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety today, regarding a dangerous hit he threw on 5-foot-10 Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom (see hit above). Ten hours before game time,..." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Penguins rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury had not played at home since Feb. 16, and the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender was thrilled when the fans at PPG Paints Arena gave him a warm ovation when he led his team onto the ice for the second period Sunday to relieve starter Matt Murray. "To see the..." March 05

  • Golden Knights could target Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury

    Sportsnet "Marc-Andre Fleury generated interest from several teams at the NHL Trade Deadline, but the Pittsburgh Penguins held onto the veteran netminder. The chances the 2003 first-overall pick remains a member of the Penguins beyond this season, however, are slim with the Penguins expected to protect..." March 05

  • Kris Letang’s injury ‘a little more complicated than day-to-day’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kris Letang last played for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 21 when he logged 28 minutes of ice time in a 3-1 win. He has been sidelined for the four games since with an undisclosed upper body injury. The Penguins really haven’t said what exactly is wrong with him or given much of a timetable..." March 04

  • Dan Bylsma on what it’s like to coach Sidney Crosby

    Sportsnet "Dan Bylsma grew up in Michigan, played NCAA hockey at Bowling Green and couldn’t believe it when his first NHL coaching gig had him standing behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. He’s still wrapping his head around being the guy in the suit calling the shots. Having worked his way up through..." March 04

  • Streit scores winner vs. Lightning in Penguins' debut

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Mark Streit got a quick lesson about his new team Friday night, when he scored the go-ahead goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena. For instance, Sidney Crosby, who set up Streit's goal early in the third period, has "got..." March 03

  • PETA is furious that live penguins were used at the NHL Stadium Series game

    The Comeback "If you were able to catch the NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers over the weekend, you more than likely saw Penguins roaming freely on a small ice surface outside the actual ice rink. It led to some great photos and loud cheers from the Pittsburgh..." March 03

  • Stars rally for 3-2 win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For most of the season, the Dallas Stars lost when trailing after two periods. On Tuesday, Dallas trailed the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that was 26-0 when leading after two periods, 2-0 after 40 minutes. However, the Stars erupted for three unanswered goals, including the..." March 01

  • Pens recall Pouliot from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins, with a game tonight in Chicago, have recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the AHL. No word why the move was made, but it’s worth noting that teams are limited to four recalls post-trade deadline, which is today at 3 p.m. ET. Called up this morning, Pouliot would not..." March 01

  • Blackhawks ride Kane hat trick to win over Pens

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Offensive production rarely seems to be an issue for the Chicago Blackhawks. But on the nights when breathing room is limited like it was Wednesday night, top-notch goaltending can make the difference. Enter Scott Darling. Darling made 36 saves and Patrick Kane registered..." March 01

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