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.

about 14 hours 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.

about 14 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 4 hours 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.

about 14 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.”

3 days 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

3 days 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.

4 days 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

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury defends the net against  New York Rangers center Dominic Moore and left wing Tanner Glass in the first period of a game at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Penguins fall in OT to Rangers, 4-3

The loss dropped Pittsburgh’s record to 18-6-3 but still moved them into first place in the Metropolitan Division, ahead of the Islanders.

1 week ago

 The Penguins' Zach Sill gets possession of the puck during a game last December against the Calgary Flames.

Penguins notebook: Sill missed after big hit

The forward earned a game misconduct in the first period Saturday against Ottawa.

1 week ago

 Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin blocks a shot by Sidney Crosby in the Penguins' win at Carolina Nov. 29.

On the Penguins: Can't be tripped

The Penguins are 9-2-1 on the road this season for reasons that are both seen and unseen.

1 week ago

 In 2012, Dr. Michael Collins, executive director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, demonstrated the process for the physical evaluation for a concussion with Natalia Watzlaf from Upper St. Clair.

UPMC’s concussion efforts grow

With concern about concussions at a fever pitch, might UPMC’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program be ready for exportation to other cities?

1 week ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Senators' Milan Michalek in the second period today.

Penguins beat Senators, 3-2

Christian Ehrhoff scored on a blast from the right circle with less than two minutes to play, leading the battered Penguins to a 3-2 win.

1 week ago

 Peter Diana / Post-Gazette 12/4/2014   :  Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta clears the front of the net against the Canucks at the Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pa.

Penguins notebook: Defenseman’s return to form taking time

Olli Maatta has already gotten through the toughest part of his season, but the young defenseman is expecting better play moving forward.

2 weeks ago

 The Arizona Coyotes' Rob Klinkhammer, top, checks Calgary's Kris Russell during the second period of a game Dec. 2.

Penguins trade for Arizona's Klinkhammer

One day after Patric Hornqvist was involved in a head-to-head collision against Vancouver, the Penguins brought in insurance at forward.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) handles the puck against pressure from New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) in the first period Tuesday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Bortuzzo not likely to change his style of play

Even after receiving a two-game suspension for a hit on the Devils’ Jaromir Jagr, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo won’t shy from aggressive play.

2 weeks ago

 Mario walks with his daughter Lauren in the back hall of the Civic Arena prior to having his number retired during "Mario Lemieux Night" at the Civic Arena in 1997.

Chapter 8 -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: It's for them

Mario Lemieux still prefers to remain in the background. But these days, when he surfaces, he is not afraid to bring a more personal touch.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist is stopped by Canucks goalie Eddie Lack in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Vancouver blanks Penguins, 3-0

Right winger Patric Hornqvist leaves the game in the second period after a punishing hit from Vancouver defenseman Ryan Stanton.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins fans celebrate short handed goal by the Craig Adams during the playoffs in April at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins' Ironman record about to fall

Craig Adams can tie Ron Schock's longstanding record tonight for consecutive games played and break it Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

2 weeks ago

 Jayson Megna is stopped by Devils goalie Cory Schneider in the first period Tuesday night at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Injuries open door for young winger

With Chris Kunitz out of the lineup, Jayson Megna earns promotion to second line and a chance to play with Evgeni Malkin.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins owner Mario Lemieux celebrates with Sergei Gonchar, left, and Evgeni Malkin after winning the Stanley Cup against the Red Wings in 2009.

Chapter 7 -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: A test of loyalty

To get what he wanted, Mario Lemieux had to play hardball. With a new arena finally secured, he could breathe -- and start having fun again.

2 weeks ago

Pens' Bortuzzo faces disciplinary hearing on Jagr hit

Jagr left the game after taking several moments to gather himself and then skating off the ice with 2:08 left to play in the second period.

2 weeks ago


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