Penguins Steve Downie skates up ice during an October game against the Islanders at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Downie, Greiss test positive for mumps

Beau Bennett, Olli Maatta and Sidney Crosby were diagnosed with mumps earlier this month.

about 12 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby on the NHL Christmas break, which used to be two days but is now three: “For guys who don’t get the All-Star break, where do you get a break if you get two days and you’re playing the 23rd and the 26th, and you’re on the road for both?”

NHL holiday break grows a day, and that's OK with everyone

An extra day off for Christmas is mandated by the players’ union contract now, and that suits many NHL players just fine.

about 23 hours ago

 Derrick Pouliot is the No. 1 prospect in the Penguins organization.

Top 10 Penguins prospects for 2014-15

Dave Molinari breaks down some of the most promising players in the Penguins organization.

1 day ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury is beaten for a goal by Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov. The goal gave the Lightning a 3-0 lead Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., and prompted coach Mike Johnston to remove Fleury from the game. The Lightning held on for 4-3 win.

Lightning strikes Penguins streak

Rally proves to be a case of too little, too late as Tampa Bay ends 10-game drought against Penguins with 4-3 win.

3 days ago

Penguins notebook: Dominik Uher called up as Blake Comeau latest to be injured

NHL’s annual Christmas break could not come at a better time for a Penguins team ravaged by injuries and mumps.

3 days ago

 Penguins right wing Bobby Farnham pulls on the jersey of Panthers center Nick Bjugstad in the second period.

Comeau hurt in Penguins' shootout loss to Panthers

Aleksander Barkov scored in the seventh round of a shootout to give Florida a 4-3 victory over the Penguins at the BB&T Center tonight.

3 days ago

Penguins goalie Fleury named NHL's No 3 'star of the week'

Fleury was 3-0, with a .99 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout, which pushed his league-leading total to six.

4 days ago

 Penguins rookie Derrick Pouliot celebrates his goal Saturday night against Florida.

Derrick Pouliot's Penguins debut an encouraging sign

The future appears to be bright for Penguins rookie Derrick Pouliot, who made a big splash Saturday in his debut.

4 days ago

Penguins notebook: Three more players hit with mumps-like symptoms

Medical crisis continues with Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss joining long list of out of lineup for injuries or mumps.

4 days ago

 Penguis goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Panthers' Nick Bjugstad.

Penguins notebook: Panthers center has Pittsburgh ties

Nick Bjugstad, Florida's leading scorer who was just in town, credits much of his development to a couple of former Penguins.

4 days ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

4 days ago

 Penguins Nick Spaling and Steve Downiw celebrate a first-period goal Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Call-ups thrust into action

Penguins notebook: Once again, the Penguins had to throw a couple of new players into the mix — Taylor Chorney and Derrick Pouliot.

5 days ago

 Kasperi Kapanen was selected 22nd overall by the Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft earlier this year in Philadelphia

On the Penguins: Kasperi Kapanen is the one to watch at world juniors

The Penguins have just one prospect to follow at junior championships, but Kasperi Kapanen is quite an eyeful.

5 days ago

 Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring in the third period against the Panthers.

Penguins face 46 Florida shots, still win 3-1

Marc-Andre Fleury faced the most shots of the Penguins’ season Saturday night, and he stopped all but one.

6 days ago

 Jussi Jokinen, right, celebrates with Panthers teammate Brad Boyes Dec. 6. Jokinen is relied upon more in Florida, but in different roles than when he was with the Penguins.

Former Penguin Jokinen has new on-ice role with Florida

Jussi Jokinen’s role changes with move from Penguins to Panthers, but not his role as a mentor of young, foreign players.

6 days ago

 Olli Maatta - Tough year gets even tougher

Penguins notebook: Defenseman dealing with mumps and bumps

Defenseman Olli Maatta has mumps to go along with an undisclosed injury that has kept him out of the past 5 games.

6 days ago

 Chris Kunitz, seen here against the Rangers Henrik Lundquist last May, returns to the lineup tonight against the Florida Panthers.

Kunitz returns to lineup for Penguins against Florida, Adams, Martin, Ehroff out

Craig Adams has an undisclosed injury, his absence will end his streak of 319 games played.

6 days ago

Penguins recall defensemen Chorney, Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pouliot is the AHL team’s leading scorer, while Chorney has appeared in 25 league games this season.

6 days ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett started showing symptoms two days after he visited Children's Hospital.

Children’s Hospital examining policies on infections

The Pittsburgh Penguins had some concerns about mumps after playing teams with stricken players but visited the hospital anyway.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta clears the front of the net against the Canucks at the Consol Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps

Tests for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and goaltender Thomas Greiss came back negative.

1 week ago

Penguins notebook: Crosby returns to lineup

Star center Sidney Crosby missed three games with mumps after picture of his swollen face goes viral on social media.

1 week ago

 Blake Comeau is congratulated by teammates after scoring game winner in overtime against the Avalanche at the Consol Energy Center.

Comeau's overtime goal gives Penguins 1-0 win against Colorado

A goal by left winger Blake Comeau at 2:24 in overtime gave the Penguins a win against the Colorado Avalanche.

1 week ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to play tonight against Colorado at Consol Energy Center.

No mumps for Fleury; Crosby could be in lineup tonight

Fleury’s backup, however, Thomas Greiss, is being tested and is in isolation. The Penguins host Colorado tonight.

1 week ago

 Penguins team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas announces Sidney Crosby has mumps.

Penguins dealing with adversity

Penguins refuse to give mentally while mumps, injuries ravage their roster.

1 week ago

Penguins notebook: Mumps have ripple effect

Team cancels some charity events because of mumps outbreak, but visit to Children's Hospital apparently caused no problems.

1 week ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is one of three players tested for mumps "as a precaution."

Penguins announce three more players tested for mumps

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Maatta are being tested “as a precaution” as they were “not feeling well.”

1 week ago

 Columbus Blue Jackets' Jordan Leopold, left, and Pittsburgh's Bobby Farnham fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins winger a bundle of energy

Bobby Farnham is able to play hockey for a living, let alone in the NHL, in large part because he’s willing to sacrifice his body

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby at Consol Energy Center.

Mumps outbreak hitting Crosby confuses experts

Why Sidney Crosby, who had a recent vaccination, contracted the almost-eradicated disease? Doctors say it’s hard to explain.

1 week ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Penguins notebook: Beau Bennett latest NHL player with mumps

League, players union reviewing sanitation practices at arenas and facilities in hopse of stopping spread of the disease

1 week ago

 Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said today that forward Beau Bennett, who is injured, has shown symptoms of the mumps.

Penguins notebook: Injured Bennett also might have the mumps

Right winger has displayed symptoms of the disease so the team has the proper steps to make sure he’s quarantined.

1 week ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a second period save against Tampa at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins ground Lightning, 4-2

With illness and injuries forcing a patchwork lineup, Marc-Andre Fleury’s goaltending seals victory.

1 week ago

Solid season puts Lightning among East's elite

Penguins notebook: When the Penguins face Tampa Bay Monday night, they will have a chance to assess themselves against a quality opponent.

1 week ago

 Penguins goaltending prospect Tristan Jarry, left, tries to avoid Connor Rankin of the Calgary Hitmen in a WHL game Dec. 5 in Calgary, Alberta.

On the Penguins: NHL ECON 101

The Penguins' plans this offseason will largely depend on where the NHL's salary-cap ceiling ends up.

1 week ago

 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby takes on the Canucks earlier this month at Consol Energy Center. Crosby was held out of the team’s last two games for precautionary reasons while the club awaited further testing.

Penguins center Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

He will not play against Tampa Bay on Monday, which is when doctors expect him to be through the period in which he is infectious.

1 week ago

Penguins recall defenseman Scott Harrington

This will be his third stint with the Penguins this season, although he has yet to appear in an NHL game.

1 week ago

 Columbus' Jordan Leopold, left, and the Penguins' Bobby Farnham fight in the first period Saturday night.

Blue Jackets top Penguins in shootout

The Penguins, whose power play began the evening in a 4-for-35 slump, failed to score on three tries during the first period.

1 week ago

 Penguins star Sidney Crosby hasn't played the past two games.

Penguins notebook: Still no results from Sidney Crosby's mumps tests

Coach Mike Johnston also defended the decision to allow Sidney Crosby to practice with the Penguins Friday.

1 week ago

 The Penguins sent Jayson Megna to Wilkes-Barre.

Penguins recall Rust and Farnham, send Megna to Wilkes-Barre

Neither Rust nor Farnham has played in the NHL, but both could make their debut when the Penguins face Columbus tonight.

1 week ago

Penguins notebook: Power play gets needed help

Forward Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Kris Letang return from injuries and rejoin top power play unit.

1 week ago

 Penguins star Sidney Crosby's facial swelling might be the result of an incident in a recent game.

Penguins: It might not be mumps for Sidney Crosby

Another possible explanation for swelling on Sidney Crosby's face surfaces and it has no link to mumps.

1 week ago

 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby, pictured earlier this season, appeared today to have swelling on the right side of his face, but the team says he does not have mumps.

Penguins say no indication Crosby has mumps

Penguins center Sidney Crosby will be held out of the next two games as a precautionary measure as the right side of his face is swollen.

2 weeks ago

 The Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin and Steve Downie congratulate Rob Klinkhammer after he scored in the third period against the Flames at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins extinguish Flames, 3-1

The Penguins, now 19-6-3, took a quick 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Blake Comeau 48 seconds in, and by Kris Letang at 4:43.

2 weeks ago

 Kris Letang  skates up ice against the New York Rangers last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Return of two a boost for Penguins tonight

Likely return of defenseman Kris Letang and forward Patric Hornqvist would provide a lift for Penguins tonight against Calgary.

2 weeks ago

Penguins notebook: So far, mumps not an issue

The Penguins have been mumps-free, and not every NHL team can say that this season.

2 weeks ago

 Mark Giordano winning the Norris Trophy is a very real possibility.

Mark Giordano and the improving Calgary Flames impress Penguins

Expected to be a Western Conference doormat, Calgary, instead, has been the surprise of the league in the first quarter of the season.

2 weeks ago

 Steve Downie skates up ice against the Islanders at the Consol Energy Center in October.

Downie flashes skills while filling first-line hole for Penguins

Often characterized by his physical play, Steve Downie is showing surprising skill while filling in on the Penguins’ top line.

2 weeks ago

Penguins notebook: Injuries starting to heal

Winger Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Kris Letang are a step closer to returning to the lineup this weekend.

2 weeks ago

Penguins notebook: Injury list gets longer and longer

Injury updates aplenty are needed for the undermanned Penguins, who are starting to resemble last year’s unfortunate bunch.

2 weeks ago

 Winger Rob Klinkhammer already is making a big impact for the Penguins.

New winger jumps right into the mix for Penguins

Luckily for new Penguins winger Rob Klinkhammer, he's an adaptable player, because he certainly hasn't had much time to do so.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins right winger Craig Adams is knocked down in a game earlier this season against Boston.

Ironman streak 'a lot of luck' for veteran Adams

Penguins notebook: Durablewinger Craig Adams didn't celebrate much when he broke the franchise record for consecutive games played.

2 weeks ago


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