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PensBurgh Oct 13, 2019
With the Penguins’ backs against the wall, ‘the kids’ are stepping up

With the Penguins’ backs against the wall, ‘the kids’ are stepping up

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Lafferty, Marino, A. Johnson, and Blandisi have really filled in some gaping holes. It seemed as if a dark cloud settled over downtown Pittsburgh the night Evgeni Malkin accidentally tripped over Kris Letang and skidded awkwardly into the boards. Before that untimely crash, Malkin was surging. He looked like a man hell-bent on making sure his disappointing 2018-19 season performance was ancient history. And in one shift, all of that exciting revenge tour noise came to a thundering halt. Then even more injuries started piling up. Bryan Rust was already...
PensBurgh Oct 7, 2019
Adam Johnson, Sam Lafferty, Joseph Blandisi among the names of expected Penguins’ call-ups

Adam Johnson, Sam Lafferty, Joseph Blandisi among the names of expected Penguins’ call-ups

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via With long-term injuries to Rust, and now Malkin and Bjugstad, AHL re-calls are inevitable. It hasn’t been the most healthy start to the 2019-20 season by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team was already facing a long-term injury to Bryan Rust, as the speedy, versatile winger had his hand broken by a puck a couple of weeks ago. His absence hurt for sure—it was definitely noticeable during the season opener—but given the outrageous amount of forward depth the Penguins have, it was easily managed. Now, with reports of long-term injuries to Evgeni Malkin and...
PensBurgh Oct 4, 2019
First impressions: a look at the new members of the Pittsburgh Penguins

First impressions: a look at the new members of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via How did the new faces do in their first game with the Penguins? The Pittsburgh Penguins had a long offseason and made a few changes over the summer to prime the team for the 2019-20 season. But, as mentioned in the preview, one of the most interesting elements of last night was just how little had really changed. If you look at last April’s Pens/Islanders Game 4 lineup to last night’s regular season opener the only differences to the lineup were: Phil Kessel, Bryan Rust*, Matt Cullen and Garrett Wilson out....Alex Galchenyuk, Brandon Tanev,...
PensBurgh Oct 2, 2019
Pens Points: One Day Remains

Pens Points: One Day Remains

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Sidney Crosby is back, there’s some new food at PPG Paints Arena, and Casey DeSmith’s fate was decided. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins received a little bit of good news and bad news on the injury front yesterday. Captain Sidney Crosby returned to practice following his lower-body injury scare, while Bryan Rust was placed on long-term injured reserve. [Pensburgh] The 24-hour waiver period came and went, and Casey DeSmith went unclaimed; he will now report to the WB/S...
PensBurgh Oct 1, 2019
Sidney Crosby back at practice, lines for regular season opener in focus

Sidney Crosby back at practice, lines for regular season opener in focus

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Bryan Rust to LTIR The good news: for the first time since leaving the game with a minor ding on Saturday after being hit with a shot, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Tuesday. The bad news: the defensive pairings have changed, and not for the better. Riikola is filling in for Galchenyuk up top. #Pens workflow:Guentzel-Crosby-HornqvistRiikola-Malkin-TanevMcCann-Bjugstad-KahunAston-Reese-Blueger-SimonDumoulin-LetangPettersson-GudbransonJohnson-SchultzRuhwedel-Marino-MC— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) October 1, 2019 With...
PensBurgh Sep 30, 2019
Pens Points: Opening Week

Pens Points: Opening Week

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via We look at Matt Murray’s workload, the defense is balanced, and youngsters were proud to wear their colors. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... The Penguins received ‘encouraging’ news on Sidney Crosby’s injury status, per Mike Sullivan, but are still waiting to hear about Bryan Rust. [Post-Gazette] Diversity is a plus for Penguins wingers. [Trib Live] The left-right defenseman balance is something that both Mike Sullivan and Jim Rutherford value. No matter the opening night...
PensBurgh Sep 29, 2019
Sidney Crosby misses practice, Jack Johnson trade rumors grow to crescendo

Sidney Crosby misses practice, Jack Johnson trade rumors grow to crescendo

Sunday updates are a mixed bag for the Pittsburgh Penguins A mix of good and bad news for the Pittsburgh Penguins on a Sunday morning. First, Sidney Crosby took a quick twirl on the ice prior to practice, not in full gear, but then left the ice about as quickly as he got on. Some speculate that getting into his skates and testing things out are a good thing. Maybe a worst case scenario has been avoided and he’s simply suffered a bruise from taking a shot on the leg yesterday against the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason game. A Crosby sighting is more than anyone can say for Bryan Rust (also...
PensBurgh Sep 28, 2019
Penguins lose game but more importantly Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust to injuries

Penguins lose game but more importantly Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust to injuries

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Status on both remains officially unknown The results of preseason hockey couldn’t have less meaning, but somehow the Penguins managed to lose in a potentially meaningful way in their exhibition finale on Saturday. Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust both left the game early due to blocking shots and were unable to return to the game. After the game coach Mike Sullivan offered a vague non-update update for the status of both. Coach Sullivan on Crosby and Rust: "They both got hit with shots. They are being evaluated now. We will probably have more...
PensBurgh Sep 22, 2019
Preseason Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings, 9/22/2019

Preseason Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings, 9/22/2019

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Another day, another preseason game Who: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings When: Today at 5:00pm How to watch: Nationally on NHL Network Roster The Pens have announced the following roster for this game: Forwards: Andrew Agozzino, Anthony Angello, Zach Aston-Reese, Teddy Blueger, Thomas Di Pauli Ryan Haggerty, Sam Lafferty, Nathan Legare, Jared McCann, Bryan Rust, Dominik Simon, Brandon Tanev Defensemen Niclas Almari, Brian Dumoulin, Jack Johnson, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, John Marino, Juuso Riikola Goalies: Casey DeSmith, Tristan Jarry The...
PensBurgh Sep 20, 2019
Have yourself a night (and day), Nathan Legare

Have yourself a night (and day), Nathan Legare

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Penguins prospect kicked off his career in a big way. The Penguins finding middle of the draft talent in recent years isn’t a surprise to anyone. From players like Bryan Rust to Jake Guentzel, finding NHL talent that can produce is key for a team that spends to the cap and also has a history of not picking in the 1st round of the draft. Last night, in Nathan Legare’s debut, he showed a high offensive side of the game that could mean very good things to come for the Penguins. Two goals in 23 seconds for the Penguins prospect kicked off...

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