Player News - Penguins

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There should be more known about the status of Pascal Dupuis (blood clots) within a couple of weeks.

That's the timetable that GM Jim Rutherford has given for an update on Dupuis' status. He was diagnosed with the blood clots on November 19 and managed to play another five games before the Penguins shut him down for the remainder of the season.
May 24 - 8:05 AM

GM Jim Rutherford is hoping to hear in the next couple of weeks on the status of Kris Letang (concussion).

Letang suffered the injury on March 28 and is approaching the two month mark since the injury. Stay tuned.
May 24 - 8:02 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford is looking to trade back into the first round.

The Penguins dealt their first round pick to the Edmonton Oilers earlier in the season as they received David Perron in return for Rob Klinkhammer and what turned out to be the 16th pick. Rutherford will be looking at teams who have two picks in the first round which include the Oilers, Buffalo, Toronto, Winnipeg, Arizona and the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 24 - 8:00 AM

Sidney Crosby joined the "Triple Gold Club" on Sunday when he won the gold medal at the World Hockey Championship.

He's the 26th player to win the Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal and the World Championship title. Team Canada posted a perfect 10-0 record at the tournament and Crosby, who served as the captain, collected 11 points in nine games.
May 18 - 12:18 PM

Sidney Crosby and Team Canada defeated Russia 6-1 in the Gold Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship on Sunday.

Crosby has now won an Olympic Gold, a World Junior Gold and a World Championship Gold. The Penguins captain scored a goal and an assist in the game. Canada was dominant (and undefeated) throughout the entire tournament and that didn't change on Sunday. Not only did they jump out to a 6-0 lead before Russia scored a late goal, but they held the Russians to just 12 shots in the entire game. Cody Eakin (Dallas), Tyler Ennis (Buffalo), Tyler Seguin (Dallas), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado) and Claude Giroux (Flyers) also scored for Team Canada.
May 17 - 5:31 PM

It appears that the Pittsburgh Penguins have an upcoming gem in net in Matt Murray.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton netminder was selected as the AHL rookie of the year as well as the top goaltender as he was 25-10-3 with sensational peripherals as he had a 1.58 GAA and a .941 save percentage as well as 12 shutouts. The Penguins third round pick in the 2012 Draft could back up Marc-Andre Fleury next season but another year of minor league experience and playing time could be in the cards.
May 17 - 8:24 AM

Conor Sheary led the Baby Pens in the playoffs with 12 points in eight games.

The diminutive 22-year-old is only five-foot-eight but has been encouraged by the play of the Lightning's Tyler Johnson who is also around the same height. "When guys have done it before and paved the way a little bit, you know you're not alone," Sheary said. "You just have to compete and play hard and forget about your size, focus on other things like quickness and strength. People can't deny that when you have that." Sheary should get an invite to some NHL training camp next season as he is unsigned.
May 16 - 8:42 AM

Blake Comeau would like to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Comeau is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. "[Blake] is definitely interested in the possibility of returning to Pittsburgh," Kurt Overhardt said. "It's our goal to try and work something out, but of course we always have July 1 pending." Comeau had 16 goals and 31 points in 61 contests in 2014-15.
May 15 - 4:54 PM

Evgeni Malkin generated two goals and one assist in Russia's 5-3 quarterfinal victory against Sweden.

He scored the game-winning goal late in the third period after Sweden rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Nikolay Kulemin had assists on both of Malkin's goals and Vladimir Tarasenko accounted for three points, including an empty-net marker to seal the win, in the contest.
May 14 - 4:51 PM

Evgeni Malkin earned two assists in Russia's 5-2 win against Denmark at the World Championship on Wednesday.

Vladimir Tarasenko got on the board with his first goal of the tournament, while Sergei Mozyakin scored a pair of goals and Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist. The Russians have three wins and one loss during round robin play.
May 6 - 2:54 PM

Craig Adams will not play for the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.

The UFA-to-be will either look for a new team or retire. "Craig is considering all of his options," his agent Neil Sheehy said. "Those decisions will be made over the course of the summer. He was just told this week that he wasn't being brought back. That's pro sports. What direction he goes will be determined over the course of the next few months." Adams played in 70 regular season games with one goal and seven points but was a healthy scratch in all five playoff games against the Rangers.
May 2 - 8:51 AM

Kris Letang has been named a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."

This is Letang's second straight nomination for the Masterton Trophy by Pittsburgh. Just 15 months after suffering a stroke, 27 year old Letang had a career season despite missing 13 games to injury. He reached double-digits in goals for the fourth time, second straight, with 11 goals (tied career high), while setting personal records with 43 assists and 54 points. This all while leading Pittsburgh in average ice time per game with 25:29, almost three more minutes than any other teammate.
Apr 30 - 8:24 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said he has the authority from ownership to buy out players if he deems it necessary.

Rob Scuderi would probably be the top candidate for that if the Penguins buy out anyone at all. He has two years left of his contract at $3,375,000 per. Scuderi, 36, doesn't do much offensively, but he did block 110 shots in 82 contests in 2014-15. Still, buying him out would free up some much needed cap space. We aren't expecting the Penguins to actually buy anyone out, but we wouldn't completely dismiss the idea either.
Apr 30 - 10:11 AM

Kasperi Kapanen will be a player to watch closely during the Penguins' training camp.

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford wants to have more players attached to two-way contracts in 2015-16 to give the team more roster flexibility than it had this season. That will make it easier for Kapanen to compete for a spot. He had 11 goals and 21 points in 41 SM-liiga games after being taken with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Apr 29 - 5:48 AM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford wants to see the Pittsburgh Penguins play a more disciplined game in 2015-16.

That was a big issue for Pittsburgh this season. The squad had the second most minor penalties in the league with 349. If not for a strong penalty kill, the Penguins might not have even made the playoffs under those circumstances. It was a significant change from the 2013-14 campaign when they were a middle of the road team with 298 minor penalties.
Apr 29 - 5:46 AM

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