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Mario Lemieux | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (48) / 10/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
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A statue of Mario Lemieux was unveiled at the Trib Total Media Gate at the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.
The statue displays a goal Lemieux scored on Dec. 20, 1988 against the New York Islanders when he split through defensemen Rich Pilon and Jeff Norton before putting the puck by goaltender Kelly Hrudey on a breakaway. The Pittsburgh superstar is second all time in points per game at 1.88 after he amassed 1,723 in 915 career regular-season contests. Wed, Mar 7, 2012 02:18:00 PM

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Mario Lemieux spoke out against the NHL for their handling of Friday's fight-filled contest between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders.

Here is what the Pens' co-owner had to say through a statement: "Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. But what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn't hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that. The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing to the sport. It failed. We, as a league, must do a better job of protecting the integrity of the game and the safety of our players. We must make it clear that those kinds of actions will not be tolerated and will be met with meaningful disciplinary action. If the events relating to Friday night reflect the state of the league, I need to re-think whether I want to be a part of it." The two teams amassed 346 penalty minutes and three suspensions in the match. NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell also fined the Islanders $100,000.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 08:57:00 AM

Mario Lemieux will receive the Order of Canada in a ceremony in Ottawa on Friday.

The Order of Canada recognizes achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. He will be the third hockey player to receive the honor, joining the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Willie O'Ree.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Mark Cuban and Dan Marino have joined with a New York financier to attempt to purchase the Penguins.

The group of prospective Penguins owners is headed by Andrew Murstein, the president of Medallion Financial Corp., a company that finances New York City taxicab medallions and originates consumer loans for recreational vehicles. Also included are principals in Pittsburgh-based Walnut Capital, a real estate management and development company. Adding Cuban and Marino is expected to strengthen the group's estimated $150 million bid not only financially but perception-wise. Neither Cuban nor Marino have any interest in moving the Penguins from Pittsburgh -- Cuban has made it a condition of his participation -- even though the team has yet to land a deal to build an arena to replace 45-year-old Mellon Arena. If this goes through, it would be interesting to say the least.
Tue, Jun 27, 2006 10:33:00 PM

Mario Lemieux has officially retired.

Magnificent Mario retires with a grand total of 690 goals and 1033 assists, making him one of the all-time greats of hockey. He retired in 1997 and returned to the game after entering the Hockey Hall of Fame. His return in December of 2000 gave hockey a big boost as he scored 35 goals and added 41 assists in only 43 games. His coming out of retirement, Mario faced injuries again, never playing more than 67 games in a season. In 2002/03 when he did get into 67 games he scored 91 points, an amazing feat in the tight-checking NHL. Health problems hindered him throughout his career and we only wish the best for Mario and his family in retirement.
Tue, Jan 24, 2006 02:40:00 PM

The Fan 590 in Toronto is reporting that Mario Lemieux will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce his retirement.

As soon as more details are available we will pass them on to you. We hope that this decision was made not because his heart condition has worsened or can't be treated. Stay tuned.
Source: FAN 590
Tue, Jan 24, 2006 09:44:00 AM

The good news is that Mario Lemieux continues to practice with the Penguins and looks good doing it.

The bad news is that there is still no timetable for his return to action as he attempts to recover from a heart condition. Keep The Magnificent One on reserve until further notice.
Thu, Jan 19, 2006 07:24:00 AM

Mario Lemieux skated with the rest of the Penguins players yesterday for the first time since December 16th.

Lemieux, who is on medication to control an irregular heartbeat, was clearly not in game shape and there are no plans for him to return to the Penguin lineup. On the positive side, it seems as if doctors have finally settled on the proper dosage of medication needed to control Lemieux's condition. Don't look for the Magnificent One to return to game action before the end of the month.
Tue, Jan 10, 2006 07:47:00 AM

Penguins captain Mario Lemieux had an off-ice workout while his teammates were going through their morning skate yesterday.

There is still not timetable for Lemieux's return to action as doctors are still trying to settle on a proper dosage of heart medication for the Magnificent One.
Sun, Jan 8, 2006 11:36:00 AM

There is still not timetable for Mario Lemiuex's return to action.

Doctors are still trying to find the right dose of medication to combat Lemieux's atrial fibrillation. It is not even clear if Lemieux is currently skating. One thing is certain. The Magnificent One will not be playing hockey for at least another week or two.
Wed, Jan 4, 2006 11:10:00 AM

Pittsburgh GM Craig Patrick said there still is no timetable for Mario Lemieux's return.

The Hall of Fame forward and team owner is out of the lineup because of an irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation. "He's working out, and he's hoping to skate sometime soon," Patrick said. Needless to say, keep Lemieux on reserve until further notice.
Sun, Jan 1, 2006 09:57:00 AM

Mario Lemieux, who is out of the lineup indefinitely with an irregular heartbeat, has been working out regularly off the ice and is feeling fine.

He doesn't seem to be having any problems right now, which is a good sign," GM Craig Patrick said. "We see him every day. He works out in the gym and gets treatment." The Penguins have been reluctant to set a timetable for Lemieux's return, however he could start skating next week and return to action by the middle of next month.
Wed, Dec 28, 2005 09:52:00 AM

Mario Lemieux is out indefinitely as his doctors have to adjust his medication.

Lemieux won't be able to practice for 10 days to two weeks as doctors adjust the medication he began taking this month for an irregular heartbeat. Lemieux's pulse began racing again Friday night during an overtime loss to Buffalo, his first game back after being hospitalized Dec. 7 with atrial fibrillation - a fluttering in his heart that causes his pulse to dramatically speed at times. Lemieux did not make the trip to Buffalo for the following day's game and he met again Monday with his doctors to re-evaluate his treatment. He was cleared to work out daily, but will be monitored at all times in case the problem flares up again. Reserve him immediately.
Source: TSN.ca
Mon, Dec 19, 2005 04:53:00 PM

The best guess is that Mario Lemieux will miss games through the holidays while doctors tweak his medication.

It seems likely that he will rest for the next week or so while his cardiologist attempts to find the right dosage to control Lemieux's heart condition. It is impossible at this point to predict when he will return to the Penguins' lineup.
Sun, Dec 18, 2005 09:09:00 AM

Mario Lemieux is out of the Penguins' lineup today due to a recurrence of his irregular heartbeat.

"He didn't make the trip because in the third period last night he was having a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat," Penguins general manager Craig Patrick said between periods of Saturday's game. "Obviously, we're concerned about it, so we left him at home." The 40-year-old Lemieux was hospitalized Dec. 7 and diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a fluttering of the heartbeat that was causing his heart to dramatically speed up at times. The condition can be treated with medication and is not expected to affect his career. Take him out of your fantasy lineup though, as soon as you can.
Sat, Dec 17, 2005 06:51:00 PM

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