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  • Rain could be an issue for Penguins-Flyers Stadium Series game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Around this time of year, we’re thinking about trades and teams battling for playoff position. As far as hockey goes, the weather report isn’t really on the radar, aside from those times when snowfall makes getting to the games tougher than a puck battle..." February 22

  • Penguins interested in Wayne Simmonds?

    PensBurgh "It’s the week before the NHL trade deadline and rumors are of course flying around fast and furious. Elliote Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts only has a few mentioned of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the deadline approach, but they are..." February 20

  • Mike McKenna, Joseph Cramarossa on waivers

    Yardbarker "After recalling and activating Brian Elliott Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers found themselves with four goaltenders on their active roster. On Wednesday, they went about changing that, by placing Mike McKenna on waivers.  The Pittsburgh Penguins have also placed Joseph..." February 20

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Penguins activate Justin Schultz from injured reserve

    PensBurgh "Our long national nightmare is finally over. For the first time since the Penguins’ fourth game of the 2018-19 season, defenseman Justin Schultz has been activited from injured reserve. The gruesome leg injury Schultz faced effectively coiled..." February 15

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Malkin doubles down on suspension-inducing swing at Raffl: I think he dove

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As the only NHL player with two match penalties this season, Evgeni Malkin understood why he incurred a one-game suspension for swinging his stick at Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl on Monday. But that doesn’t mean Malkin liked it. Or that he was OK with the events..." February 14

  • Crosby proving he has edge over McDavid as NHL's best player "The day after Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the debate over who is the better player right now continued. Crosby, whose Penguins are 6-0-0 in head-to-head matchups against McDavid and the Oilers following a 3-1 win on..." February 14

  • Flyers' Gordon criticizes Malkin suspension: 'It was a baseball swing'

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon thinks ????Evgeni Malkin got off easy with a one-game suspension. The league handed the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar a one-game ban Tuesday for high-sticking Flyers forward Michael Raffl during Monday's..." February 14

  • Evgeni Malkin takes another swing, this time at the entire Flyers team

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Evgeni Malkin is not doing himself any favors for his return to Philadelphia next Saturday night when the Flyers host the Penguins in the Stadium Series at Lincoln Financial Field. There was no love lost on Valentine's Day between Malkin and the Flyers, as the Penguins' center..." February 14

  • Penguins place defenceman Olli Maatta on injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenceman Olli Maatta on injured reserve, the club announced Tuesday. Maatta suffered an upper-body injury during the club’s 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, appearing to injure his left..." February 12

  • Malkin draws hearing for slash: 'I know it's dirty, but I missed'

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will have a hearing on Tuesday for a high stick/slash on Philadelphia's Michael Raffl. The incident Monday night with 4:54 left in the third period resulted in Malkin being assessed a match penalty. Malkin reacted to a punch..." February 12

  • Evgeni Malkin downplays swinging stick at Michael Raffl

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin will have a mandatory meeting with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety in which he should face a suspension following his violent stick swing directed toward Michael Raffl. It will be interesting to hear how Malkin attempts to downplay his..." February 12

  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin probable to play against Flyers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After missing the five previous games with an upper-body injury, Evgeni Malkin is probable to play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Malkin was injured on a hit by Tampa Bay’s Dan Girardi in a Jan. 30 game. The..." February 11

  • Penguins acquire defenceman Blake Siebenaler from Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired minor-league defender Blake Siebenaler from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional 2019 draft pick, the club announced Monday. The Penguins have acquired..." February 11

  • Penguins' Phil Kessel after loss to Lightning: 'I need to be better'

    Sporting News "Phil Kessel can't seem to climb out of his slump. The Penguins winger was candid with reporters following Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning, admitting he just hasn't been himself lately. “I mean, I just can’t get anything going right..." February 10

  • Should Penguins be worried about missing the playoffs?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things are starting to look a little dicey for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins showed gumption in forcing a 3-3 tie after going down 3-1 on Saturday, but the Tampa Bay Lightning beat them nonetheless, and earned that 5-4 decision in regulation. Pittsburgh’s now on a..." February 10

  • Crosby set to pass Lemieux, add to memorable moments with Penguins "Sidney Crosby is set to pass Mario Lemieux as the Pittsburgh Penguins' all-time leader in regular-season games played Saturday. His record-breaking 916th will come against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SUN, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). There have been..." February 09

  • Tristan Jarry Recalled Under Emergency Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins are in action tomorrow night against the Florida Panthers, and aren’t expected to have Matt Murray in net. That’s because Murray is out with another injury, this time listed as day-to-day with an upper-body ailment. That means Tristan Jarry has been recalled..." February 06

  • Penguins’ Murray suffers yet another injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins embarked on a three-game road trip with an all-too-familiar and unpleasant update: Matt Murray is injured. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that Murray didn’t miss a Wednesday practice because of a maintenance day, instead deeming it an..." February 06

  • Capitals put forward thinking atop trade to-do list "The Washington Capitals' recent struggles have not changed their approach to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. Although the Capitals (28-18-6) have lost eight of their past nine games (1-6-2), they are in third in the Metropolitan Division..." February 04

  • Bjugstad making impression with Penguins, Crosby "It didn't take long for Nick Bjugstad to impress Sidney Crosby. Bjugstad, who was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Friday, played second-line center that same day and had one assist in a 5-3 win against the Ottawa Senators. The..." February 04

  • After chaotic arrival, Penguins’ newcomers could provide key depth

    Pro Hockey Talk " When the Pittsburgh Penguins took the ice for warmups on Friday night before their game against the Ottawa Senators they were not anywhere close to having a full NHL roster. They were already shorthanded because superstar center Evgeni Malkin was out of the lineup due to an..." February 02

  • Malkin out this weekend with upper-body injury

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is listed day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not play this weekend, head coach Mike Sullivan announced Friday. "We are hopeful that this is a short-term thing and he’ll be back in our lineup soon," Sullivan..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • Penguins acquire Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann from Panthers

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2019 fourth-round pick.

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Penguins' Justin Schultz skates in non-contact jersey

    CBS Sports "Schultz (lower leg) joined the team on the ice Wednesday sporting a non-contact sweater. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "We'll have some practice here over the next week and hope to get him (contact)," Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Based on the team's..." January 30

  • Penguins’ power play will always be high risk, high reward

    Pro Hockey Talk "Whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins have had some sort of defensive breakdown, or danger zone turnover, or simply a “what the heck was that!?” kind of play with the puck this season coach Mike Sullivan has usually followed it up after the game by talking about the delicate..." January 29

  • Malkin wants his 'game back' for Penguins "Evgeni Malkin said he is not happy with his defensive play for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, but the center is promising to turn it around. "I know my level," Malkin said after practice at the Penguins practice facility on Tuesday. "I know I'm a good player...." January 29

  • Penguins' Brassard ejected for dangerous hit on Devils' Vatanen

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassardwas assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct after delivering a dangerous hit on New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanenduring Monday's contest.

    January 29

  • Penguins, Stars reverse last year’s Jamie Oleksiak deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Dec. 19, 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent a conditional 2019 fourth-round draft pick to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Jamie Oleksiak in an effort to strengthen what was at the time a very shorthanded defense. It was not a trade that moved mountains or shook the NHL to its..." January 28

  • Imagining the Penguins’ defense with a healthy Justin Schultz

    PensBurgh "Recent history suggests the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to make some sort of a trade to strengthen their lineup at some point over the next month. They are always in a win-now mode and have an aggressive general manager that is going to explore every possible avenue when it comes to..." January 28

  • Jets back in on Brassard?

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators sit tied atop the Central Division with 64 points apiece. Both clubs made big splashes at the trade deadline last season, with Winnipeg bringing in Paul Stastny in exchange for a first-round pick and the Predators acquiring Ryan Hartman for a..." January 27

  • Still king, Sidney Crosby offers important reminder at All-Star Game

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t as if Sidney Crosby strode in after his absences at each preceding event at NHL All-Star weekend in San Jose and scored four goals and eight points across two mini games to earn MVP honours at the three-on-three tournament just for effect. There was something symbolic,..." January 27

  • Illness forces Crosby to miss All-Star Skills, expects to play in game

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL announced that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will not participate in Friday’s NHL All-Star Skills (8 p.m. ET NBCSN) due to an illness. Despite his absence on Friday night he is still expected to play in Saturday’s game for the Metropolitan Division..." January 25

  • How Justin Schultz’s junior-A dreams turned into back-to-back Cups

    Sportsnet "Justin Schultz wasn’t trying to be an NHLer. It was always a vague possibility, sure. In the same way the big leagues sit as a hazy, far-off destination for any Canadian kid who grows up with skates and a stick, and knows how to make a bit of magic with them. But in the..." January 18

  • San Jose Sharks Have “Checked In” On Derick Brassard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Western Conference is ripe for a trade deadline arms race given the tight races at both the very top of the standings and playoff bubble, and Eastern Conference teams have a lot to sell. One of those assets for sale is Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassard, who hasn’t been a fit..." January 18

  • Ducks acquire Grant from Penguins for Blandisi

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have been busy the past few days and have made their third trade in two days. This time, they have acquired Derek Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return, they’re sending Joseph Blandisi to the Penguins. In Grant, the Ducks are getting a versatile forward..." January 17

  • Report: Blue Jackets, Penguins hold trade talks about Brassard

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets have had trade talks with the Pittsburgh Penguins about center Derick Brassard, reports The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. It was reported on Tuesday that Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford is listening to..." January 17

  • NHL Rumors: Expectation is that the Penguins will trade Derick Brassard

    PensBurgh "It’s no secret that general manager Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t really satisfied with the season Derick Brassard has been having. Rutherford has been fuming openly for weeks about things like “wanting more” out..." January 16

  • Penguins listening to offers on Brassard

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is listening to offers on Derick Brassard, and there's an expectation that the veteran center will be dealt, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. "I know that Jim Rutherford is at least listening to some of the interest in..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • What can the Penguins use to add at the trade deadline?

    PensBurgh "Now that the Pittsburgh Penguins have seemingly righted the ship, you can be sure that Jim Rutherford still has another trade or two up his sleeve before the NHL trade deadline, a date that is rapidly approaching. His history with the Penguins suggests there is still..." January 14

  • With Casey DeSmith signed, Jim Rutherford positioned for impact trade

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "While the Penguins have found their on-ice game, general manager Jim Rutherford has been firing a few fastballs of his own lately, signing Jake Guentzel and Casey DeSmith to team-friendly contract extensions. It looks like strike three from Rutherford could be on its way,..." January 14

  • Snoop Dogg calls Los Angeles Kings game vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    USA Today "While much of the sports world was focused on what was going on down the street as the Rams hosted the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Kings played a hockey game against the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the Staples Center.  Rapper and Southern California..." January 13

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Likely To Be Sellers On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been impressive over the past few weeks with a record of 12-2 and the team may get even better as The Athletic’s Josh Yohe (subscription required) writes that defenseman Justin Schultz, who has missed all but four games this season with a broken leg, has been..." January 12

  • Landeskog, Skinner, Letang, Draisaitl named Last Men in winners "Gabriel Landeskog will join Colorado Avalanche linemates Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Landeskog was among the four players who won the 2019 NHL..." January 11

  • Penguins Give Goalie Casey DeSmith Three-Year Extension

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Casey DeSmith for three more seasons. The team made the announcement on Friday afternoon. “The Penguins have signed goaltender Casey DeSmith to a three-year contract extension.  " January 11

  • Is the Penguins bubble ready to break?

    PensBurgh "It is no secret that the Penguins have ramped up their game recently, having won nine of their last ten games, and getting some stellar goaltending from Matt Murray since his return from injury. During these hot (and cold) streaks, it’s natural to wonder how..." January 11