Iceoplex adding safety line to prevent head, neck injuries

Iceoplex at Southpointe hockey arena will be installing a new safety feature, called a Look-Up Line, to help prevent board-related injuries.

1 day ago

 Evgeni Malkin and then Penguins assistant coach Tom Fitzgerald celebrate after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.

Penguins assistant GM joins Shero in New Jersey

The Penguins lose former assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald to the New Jersey Devils.

3 days ago

 Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux, left, and Ron Burkle ride during the team's Stanley Cup victory parade through Downtown in 2009.

NHL expansion team could drive up value for Penguins

The NHL is asking for at least $500 million from potential buyers of an expansion team, which means the Penguins likely will sell for more.

1 week ago

 Conor Sheary, left, congratulates Ty Loney on his second goal at the Penguins development camp scrimmage Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins prospects bring out their competitive side

With positions open on the Penguins roster, players competing for spots are bringing out their best games.

1 week ago

 Ty Loney had a big day Saturday, and could be more than just a good story for the Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Loney looking to lock up spot on roster

Former Penguin Troy Loney’s son, Ty, scored a hat trick in the prospects scrimmage and hopes he made a lasting impression on the coaches.

1 week ago

 Derrick Pouliot battles Ottawa's Zack Smith in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period of a game Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Pouliot hopes to be a key ingredient in Penguins' future plans

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot has worked with Gary Roberts to get his body right for a grueling NHL season.

1 week ago

 The Penguins hired former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan to guide the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Baby Penguins coach hopes for smooth transition

New Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach Mike Sullivan said he plans to engage in a similar coaching style like Penguins coach Mike Johnston.

1 week ago

 The Penguins' Conor Sheary dives for loose puck during the 2015 Development Camp at the Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh Pa

Undersized Sheary hopes to make big impact for Penguins

Conor Sheary earned a two-year contract this summer after a standout rookie season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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Penguins notebook: Wilson hopes experience will give him a boost

Injuries slowed him in 2014-15, but Scott Wilson hopes the experience he did gain last season will help him.

1 week ago

 Beau Bennett gathers in loose puck against the Blackhawks during a January game at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Bennett feeling much healthier for upcoming season

The Penguins re-signed restricted free agent right winger Beau Bennett to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000.

1 week ago

 Penguins goalie Matt Murray makes save in front of two goals during the 2015 Development Camp Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins try to reign in expectations for goalie prospect Murray

Matt Murray set records last season in the American Hockey League, but he is in no rush to the NHL.

1 week ago

 New Penguins winger Tyler Biggs with the Team USA junior team in 2012.

Tyler Biggs looks to start anew with Penguins

Packaged in the blockbuster trade with Toronto for Phil Kessel, Biggs hopes to tap into his potential in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Penguins' Oskar Sundqvist is congratulated by Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling after scoring against the Wild in the third period Thursday night, September 25, 2014 at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Sundqvist won't skate at development camp

Top prospect Oskar Sundqvist, a candidate to make the Penguins roster out of camp, will not skate this week due to a hamstring injury.

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Penguins re-sign Beau Bennett

A first-round pick (No. 20 overall) in 2010, Bennett's career has been marred by injuries.

1 week ago

Penguins sign Dominik Simon to three-year contract

Simon, 20, played for HC Plzen in the Czech Republic's ELH last season. In 52 games, he scored 30 points.

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 The Penguins locker.

Penguins prospect camp is about more than evaluations

The annual prospect development camp, which starts today at Consol Energy Center, focuses more on education than evaluation.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins Bobby Farnham looks to pass against the Panthers during a game at Consol Energy Center in December.

Penguins re-sign forward Bobby Farnham

Farnham, 26, made his NHL debut last season, playing in 11 games.

2 weeks ago

 “He should be in our top-six [defensemen],” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said of Brian Dumoulin.

Penguins notebook: Despite new contract, Dumoulin says he has to earn his spot

Thursday, the Penguins re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Brian Dumoulin to a one-way deal for two years.

2 weeks ago

 Defenseman Brian Dumoulin skates up the ice during last year's Penguins player development camp at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins bring back defenseman Dumoulin on two-year deal

Dumoulin, 23, played in eight NHL regular season games in 2014-15 and scored one goal.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins Derrick Pouliot skates up ice against the Capitals during a December game.

Penguins' prospect development camp begins July 14

The week will end with a 3 p.m. practice July 18, and that practice will be open to the public.

2 weeks ago

 As part of a 2007 deal to build Consol Energy Center and keep the franchise in Pittsburgh, the Penguins acquired development rights to the site where the Mellon Arena had stood.

A new ballgame: Sports teams find real value in real estate

Professional sports franchises like the Penguins are increasingly acquiring development rights to the land near their venues.

3 weeks ago

 Pascal Dupuis' return to the ice should give the Penguins another reliable presence, and maybe allow general manager Jim Rutherford to feel like he's adding another valuable piece this offseason.

Quiet holiday for Penguins, but Rutherford's work continues

The Penguins roster is forming to the liking of general manager Jim Rutherford, he said, but his offseason efforts aren’t finished.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta was one of the players sidelined because of unexpected injuries.

With roster almost in place, Penguins trying to be proactive against conventional injuries

GM Jim Rutherford and team president Tom Morehouse are examining all facets of the organization in hopes of cutting down on ailments.

3 weeks ago

 Longtime NHL stalwart Martin St. Louis is calling it quits after an accomplished career.

Martin St. Louis announces NHL retirement

It was clear veteran Martin St. Louis wouldn’t be back with the Rangers, but other teams likely had interest in him as a free agent.

3 weeks ago

 "I think they’ll sell that team for between $700 and $800 million in Pittsburgh, and the cupboard will be pretty bare by that time," Carolina owner Peter Karmanos said.

Carolina owner takes shots at Penguins, Rutherford

Carolina owner Peter Karmanos criticizes the Penguins and GM Jim Rutherford, formerly the Hurricanes’ GM, in public comments.

3 weeks ago

 Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel warms up before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in January.

Kessel 'excited' to join Penguins and two of hockey's 'best players'

Phil Kessel, the newest Penguin, said he couldn’t care less about personal stats as long as the Penguins win.

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins snatch up winger Phil Kessel, two other players and a second-round draft pick as part of a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Penguins acquire high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford discusses a trade in which the team acquired Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs at a press conference at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Kessel trade will determine Rutherford's legacy as Penguins GM

Phil Kessel is said to have great hands; now they are Jim Rutherford’s legacy as general manager of the Penguins.

3 weeks ago

 Oskar Sundqvist (center) is congratulated by Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling after scoring against the Wild during a September preseason game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Hunt for fourth-line center continues

General manager Jim Rutherford believes rookie Oskar Sundqvist will be in the mix for the spot, but free-agent search will continue.

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins now have 52 percent of their $71.4 million salary cap invested in just five elite talents — Phil Kessel, pictured, and centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Adam Bittner: For Penguins, Phil Kessel trade invites disasters both near and far

The “win now” mentality continues for the Penguins as they continue to gamble their future away.

3 weeks ago

 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land high-scoring Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

3 weeks ago

 Blake Comeau, shown here gathering a loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at Consol Energy Center, is a player the team make look to re-sign.

Penguins' hunt for top-six forward shifts to free-agent market

Spurned in bid to trade for Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Penguins take a crack at free agency.

3 weeks ago

 Paul Martin figures to command a highly salary and seems unlikely to return to the Penguins.

Penguins still negotiating with prospective free agents

Jim Rutherford says it’s unlikely the team will re-sign any of the nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

3 weeks ago

 Winger Mark Recchi during his second stint as a player with the Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Hall doesn't call for Recchi

Former Penguins wingger Mark Recchi misses out on a Hall of Fame election for a second consecutive year.

4 weeks ago

 Ian Cole was acquired from St. Louis last season.

Penguins re-sign Ian Cole to three-year deal

Cole received a three-year deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million, but team won’t use offer sheets to acquire restricted free agents.

4 weeks ago

 The Penguins could make a play for Capitals winger Joel Ward, left, when free agency begins.

Penguins GM won't rule out some shopping when free-agency signing period starts

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says what happens between now and noon Wednesday is the key to how likely he is to sign free agents.

4 weeks ago

 A top Penguins official said reports that they plan to pursue New York Rangers right winger Martin St. Louis are “premature.”

Penguins notebook: No trades made, but Rutherford still pursuing options for wingers

The GM said he will continue to examine trade possibilities for a top-six winger and will consider filling that hole with a free agent.

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