Penguins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Penguins (seemingly?) dodge bullet with Crosby, edge Islanders

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to possible concussions and/or head injuries, it’s wise to use caveats. Sidney Crosby* stands as one of the prime examples for why we say “Player X seems OK … for now.” Many of us hold sad memories of his early concussion issues, as Crosby suffered from a David Steckel hit, only..." December 08

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Place Greg McKegg On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed forward Greg McKegg on waivers today, after registering just four points in 26 games. The Penguins need a roster spot for an extra defenseman after Justin Schultz was injured yesterday. There’s no guarantee that McKegg is assigned to the minor leagues, but it is..." December 07

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Penguins' Matt Murray out indefinitely after landing on IR with lower-body injury "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is week to week with a lower-body injury. Murray was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after leaving a 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday with 4:21 remaining in the second period. He had to be helped off rhe ice after Flyers forward..." November 30

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Sources: Penguins exploring trade involving Ian Cole

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ian Cole has been a healthy scratch for the past three games because the Penguins are actively trying to trade him, multiple sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday. Cole has a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million this season. Expectations are that number will more than double on his next..." November 28

  • Penguins’ Murray Out Week-To-Week With Lower-Body Injury

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without their star goaltender for the near future. Matt Murray was injured during the second period of Monday’s 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Murray suffered the injury when Jakub Voracek crashed into him on a breakaway. The resulting..." November 28

  • Penguins Demote Frank Corrado

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Frank Corrado’s stay in Pittsburgh is over and the hunt for a another top-six defenseman continues for the defending Stanley Cup champs. The team announced that they have reassigned the young blue liner to the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and appear to be happy to move forward with Matt..." November 21

  • Malkin dealing with upper-body injury "Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SNP, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV) because of an upper-body injury. After practicing Monday, Malkin didn't skate Tuesday because of the injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 2-1 loss to the Chicago..." November 21

  • Penguins to face Flyers in outdoor game in Philadelphia next season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are going back outdoors next season. They will face off against the Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the NHL's 2019 Stadium Series. It will be the second round of the "Battle for Pennsylvania," a two-game outdoor series..." November 20

  • Penguins’ Malkin shows support for Putin during ‘tough year’

    Sportsnet "The social media movement for “Putin Team” is gaining steam. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has joined compatriot Alex Ovechkin in offering public support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Malkin posted a photo of him and Putin to his Instagram and Twitter accounts earlier..." November 17

  • Sabres' Scandella fined $5K for slashing Penguins' Hornqvist

    Buffalo News "Marco Scandella is $5,000 poorer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman unleashed a wicked two-hand slash Tuesday night, and the NHL Player Safety Department hit back Wednesday with a $5,000 fine. It is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Players'..." November 15

  • Penguins made last-second offer to get Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t looked like themselves so far this season and GM Jim Rutherford appears to be exploring potential trades that could spark his team. One of those trades almost saw Matt Duchene moving to Pennsylvania instead of Ottawa. “I think when it was uncertain if the..." November 12

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Penguins Recall Tristan Jarry, Reassign Casey Desmith

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Tristan Jarry from their minor-league affiliate team. The Penguins reported recalling Jarry and re-assigning goalie Casey Desmith Monday to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. This comes one day after a lopsided loss..." October 31

  • Clearing back-to-back road games tough hurdle for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "By bringing down their sky-high goals-against average with tight overtime victories against Edmonton and Winnipeg this week, it looks like the Penguins might be starting to get back on a championship path. A roadblock stands in front of them, however, and it's one they've yet to negotiate in..." October 28

  • Penguins' Justin Schultz: Stays in locker room after intermission

    CBS Sports "Schultz (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Oilers and didn't return after the first intermission, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Schultz took an elbow to the head from Drake Caggiula in the first period, so his absence may be a symptom of that." October 25

  • Panthers claim goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off of waivers. Niemi was waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, after three porous starts with the team. The 34-year-old will likely provide insurance in the crease while Roberto Luongo recovers from a hand injury suffered on..." October 24

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