Matt Niskanen RUMORS & NEWS

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    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    Matt Niskanen day-to-day with lower body injury, according to Caps. #CapitalsTalk

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    NEIL SHEEHY @ICEHockeyAgent

    Matt Niskanen spoke to the Penguins and will make himself available on the free-agent market on July 1st.

  • Buyer beware with Matt Niskanen, a top NHL free agent defenseman

    SB Nation "When NHL free agency opens in July, somebody is going to drive a dump truck full of money to the home of defenseman Matt Niskanen, probably on the first day of the signing period. For Niskanen and his agent, it is going to be the perfect storm. He is coming off a career year that saw him..." June 19

  • Avs could take shot at Matt Niskanen

    Denver Post "Pittsburgh's Matt Niskanen took advantage of his increased opportunity when Kris Letang had a stroke in the middle of the season. Niskanen finished with a plus-33 rating — best among NHL defensemen. He led all Penguins defensemen in assists (36) and points (46). Letang is back in the lineup in..." May 12

  • Defenseman Niskanen shaping his best season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Matt Niskanen’s third-period goal Monday didn’t stand as his sixth winner of the season. Not hardly. It wasn’t even significant to the outcome. Not when the Penguins got smacked by the Florida Panthers, 5-1. But it was Niskanen’s seventh goal, matching his career high with 33 games remaining..." January 22

  • Penguins defenseman Niskanen is thriving in prominent role with team

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Matt Niskanen has come a long way. Two years ago, Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett commented that Niskanen “is a great No. 5 guy,” an insinuation that the defenseman wasn't worthy of top-four consideration. Tippett coached Niskanen in Niskanen's first season in the NHL with the Dallas..." December 23

  • Niskanen says he'd like to stay in Pittsburgh for long haul

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Matt Niskanen doesn't want to go anywhere. In fact if the Penguins want to talk business he's all ears. Niskanen whom many expected to be traded in a salary move this summer has been an important figure in the team's 6-1-0 start and made it clear Friday he wants to stay with the..." October 19

  • Matt Niskanen feeling right at home in role with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen is in a good place. "I feel comfortable happy that everything's going well" Niskanen said. "I put in the work to get ready for camp. Camp went well. And now it's carried over to the first couple [of games]." It's not often you see this kind of..." October 08

  • Niskanen knows his future might be elsewhere

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Matt Niskanen knows the numbers. More important he understands what they might mean for his future with the Penguins. He's aware that the Penguins who will open training camp next Wednesday are roughly $1.1 million over the NHL's salary-cap ceiling of $64.3 million for the 2013-14..." September 03