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Penguins

Daley returns to Pittsburgh as advisor

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Trevor Daley’s steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley ...

Rodrigues returns to Pens

PITTSBURGH — Evan Rodrigues is back to where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed the 27-year-old forward to a one-year deal worth $700,000 on Friday, less than two months after Pittsburgh shipped him to Toronto as part of a trade that brought Kasperi Kapanen to ...

Pens give Lafferty deal for two years

From Mirror reports Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty impressed enough in his short time with the Pittsburgh Penguins to warrant a new deal. The team announced Thursday that they have signed the one-time Golden Tiger to a two-year contract extension. According to the Penguins’ website, ...

Pens trade Murray

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray’s time in Pittsburgh is over. The Penguins sent the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender to Ottawa on Wednesday in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. Murray became expendable when ...

Johnson’s tenure comes to an end

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Jack Johnson experiment is over in Pittsburgh. The Penguins placed the 33-year-old defenseman on waivers Monday so it can buy out the remaining three years of the deal he signed with the club in 2018. Johnson signed a five-year, $16.25 million ...

Penguins trade Hornqvist

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist’s grit helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window opened, they decided it was time to move on without him. The Penguins traded the 33-year-old forward to Florida on Thursday in exchange ...

Penguins bring back one-time assistant

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Todd Reirden is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team hired Reirden as an assistant coach under Mike Sullivan on Wednesday, just over a week after Reirden was fired as head coach of the Washington Capitals following a playoff loss to the New York ...

Pens star has wrist surgery

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday. It did not specify which wrist was injured. General manager Jim Rutherford says ...

Kapanen returns to Pens

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall ...

Penguins let go 3 assistants

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a ...

Pens must figure out what went wrong

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jim Rutherford is not ready to blow up the core that’s led the Pittsburgh Penguins to three Stanley Cups in a little more than a decade. Still, the longtime general manager understands there’s some serious retooling necessary ...

Pens ousted from playoffs

TORONTO — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their qualifying round matchup against Montreal healthy but wary. Optimistic but guarded. While they’d shown plenty of grit during a regular season that featured extended absences by high-profile names on their star-laden roster, in a short series ...

Loss leaves Pens down 2-1 in series

From Mirror, wire reports TORONTO — Jeff Petry scored 5:33 into the third period as the Montreal Canadiens rallied from two goals down and beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 3 on Wednesday night, pushing the Penguins to the brink of elimination in the best-of-five series. Shea Weber had a goal ...

Penguins have shot at taking 2-1 lead

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal, 8 p.m. Best-of-5 series: Tied at 1-1 TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press TORONTO — The C’s have it: Crosby and Connor, that is. It didn’t take long for the two captains — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor ...

Penguins draw even in series

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, Wednesday, 8 p.m. Best-of-5 series: Series tied 1-1 TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press TORONTO — Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal ...

Pens know what’s at stake

On the ice Tonight: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Best-of-5 series: Canadiens lead series, 1-0 TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular ...

Pens ready to begin playoff run

On the ice Saturday: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Best-of-five-game series: 0-0 TV: NBC The Associated Press TORONTO — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman took a short break from watching the final few exhibition games Thursday to ponder the significance of awarding the Stanley Cup some ...

Injured stars imprace 2nd chance

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh in first round of NHL playoffs, Saturday, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its ...

NHL playoffs will be a grind

On the ice Who: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal What: Best-of-5-game series When: Game 1, Saturday at 8 p.m. The Associated Press Fans counted down the seconds to the final buzzer, “Brass Bonanza” played over the speakers at Hartford Civic Center and Whalers players Dave Tippett, Joel ...

Pens wary of upstart Habs

Zach Aston-Reese pondered the question for a minute. “I’m not exactly sure who is on their first line,” the Penguins forward said when asked how Pittsburgh plans to slow down Montreal’s top line in their best-of-five play-in series that begins Saturday in Toronto. The answer made ...