5:57 PM EST, Fri February 15, 2019
Big Easy Mafia

Penguins' Teddy Blueger, Garrett Wilson on track to stay in lineup over more tenured teammates

With Evgeni Malkin returning from a one-game suspension and Zach Aston-Reese back from a hand injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins have as large a crop of ...


NHL Trade deadline: Maatta injury should re-align Penguins’ priorities back to defensive add

Trade rumors are quiet in Pittsburgh right now, but a new need has emerged There’s only ten days left to the NHL trade deadline and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in wait and see mode. First and foremost, they need to see how the team responds to the big trade already made. They really haven’t had Evgeni Malkin available much to fit in with Nick Bjugstad (1 goal, 1 assist as a Penguin in 7 games) and Jared McCann (3 goals, no assists). Will Bjugstad be their third line center? It seems like reports are true he’s better served on the wing. Can McCann scale up enough for the third line...


Penguins activate Justin Schultz from injured reserve

The defenseman may play in his first game since last October. Our long national nightmare is finally over. For the first time since the Penguins’ fourth game of the 2018-19 season, defenseman Justin Schultz has been activited from injured reserve. The gruesome leg injury Schultz faced effectively coiled its way around Pittsburgh’s defensive corps, tightened, and forced Mike Sullivan to turn to newcomer Juuso Riikola to take No. 4’s spot for the following fourth mouth (53 games!). It also made decisions difficult on who would ultimately quarterback the second power play unit in a...


Pens Points: Fire Drill

Hornqvist is slumping, Aston-Reese is ready to go, and Evgeni Malkin is still not happy. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... Patric Hornqvist is in the midst of one ugly offensive slump. [Pensburgh] Zach Aston-Reese, hot off the heels from returning after rehabbing a hand injury, is ready to show that he belongs in the lineup moving forward. [Trib Live] The Penguins defense, collectively, has been, uh, not good. Pucks are often finding their way past the pairings, but Matt Murray has been there to save the day. [Trib Live] Evgeni...

Big Easy Mafia

Fourth-liner Aston-Reese ready to build on return from hand injury

With his first game in over a month out of the way, Zach Aston-Reese is looking to increase his hockey conditioning for the Pittsburgh Penguins. ...

Puck Prose

Pittsburgh Penguins: Olli Maatta injury complicates trade deadline strategy

Olli Maatta’s injury leaves the Pittsburgh Penguins in a very tough spot. How can they rebound from it?  The Pittsburgh Penguins are no strangers to injuries. It seems like every year, they’re among the leaders in man games lost due to injury. This season has been no different, but their blueline, in particular, has been […] Pittsburgh Penguins: Olli Maatta injury complicates trade deadline strategy - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Winnipeg Sun

EHLERS DELAYED: Jets forward now 1-3 weeks from return

Paul Maurice went out of his way to say it wasn’t a setback. And technically, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets is correct. Nothing related to his injury has happened to Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers since leaving the lineup after a collision with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, but the end result of a […]

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Place Olli Maatta on Injured Reserve

Olli Maatta was placed on Injured Reserve by the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday afternoon. The move comes after the defenseman left Mondays game with an upper-body injury. Olli Maatta Injured https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1095409399437377536?s=19 Maatta suffered the injury during the first period of Monday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He collided awkwardly with Flyers forward Phil Varone while chasing a puck in the Penguins zone. Varone shoved Maatta, who ultimately fell to the ice. He came down hard on his left shoulder and was slow to get up. Maatta exited the ice and...

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins' Evgeni Malkin returns from injury, faces possible suspension for stick swing

PHILADELPHIA - Evgeni Malkin made a positive impact on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night in his return from a five-game absence due to an ...


Olli Maatta goes to injured reserve, out indefinitely

Bad news for the Penguins Bad news today for the Pittsburgh Penguins, defenseman Olli Maatta is injured and out indefinitely. From a team release: The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenseman Olli Maatta on injured reserve, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Maatta will be out indefinitely. Maatta, 24, suffered an upper-body injury after absorbing a hit in Monday night’s 4-1 road victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Maatta has skated in 55 games this year, producing 13 points (1G-12A) and a plus-7. Maatta...

The Hockey Writers

Penguins Look to Fresh Faces to Spark Scoring & Chemistry

For the last few seasons, the months of February and March have acted like a revolving door for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Between injuries and trades, the stretch run portion of the season always brings new faces, new numbers and new looks to the Penguins’ dynamic. Up to this point, the 2018-19 season hasn’t been […] The post Penguins Look to Fresh Faces to Spark Scoring & Chemistry appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Penguins Need to Trade Phil Kessel

As the most important part of the season commences, the Pittsburgh Penguins are 2-4-1 since returning from the All-Star break. They are hanging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference for dear life, and while they have been plagued by injury this season, there has been one constant in the Penguins’ struggles – Phil […] The post Penguins Need to Trade Phil Kessel appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins' Nick Bjugstad OK after being sliced by skate

PHILADELPHIA - Hockey players get used to suffering all sorts of unusual injuries, but this was a new one for Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bjugstad. ...

Broad Street Hockey

Matt Murray, meet Carter Hart

Do we still get hype for these games? Anybody? A Flyers-Pens game is always a party, and doubly so when the Flyers are riding high and the Pens are on a skid. The Penguins are still without Evgeni Malkin but tonight’s game figures to be Matt Murray’s first start since coming back from his latest injury. Kelly speaks with Jim Rixner of Pensburgh to hear about the Pens’ current woes and what we can expect from this game.

The Hockey Writers

What Does a Healthy Penguins Lineup Look Like?

There is no better trade deadline acquisition the Pittsburgh Penguins could make before the Feb. 25 trade deadline as they gear up for a playoff run than getting Evgeni Malkin, Justin Schultz and Zach Aston-Reese back from injury. Of course, this will lead to some lineup and roster shuffling to accommodate their returns, but it’s […] The post What Does a Healthy Penguins Lineup Look Like? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins' Sullivan picks DeSmith over Murray for Saturday night showdown in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Matt Murray is medically cleared to return from an upper-body injury, but he'll back up Casey DeSmith as the Pittsburgh Penguins take ...


Penguins vs. Lightning game day

Last game in Florida for the Pens For the fifth game in a row the Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin. Malkin was hurt the last time the Pens and Tampa Bay Lightning met, a 4-2 win for Pittsburgh on January 30th that was one of their last best games in a while. Malkin was able to practice with the team yesterday but won’t play tonight. “Pretty good practice for me,” Malkin said. “Injuries are always boring, always slow, step by step. But I hope I come back soon. I’ve already missed four games, it’s a lot for me. I want to play. I’m hungry. Work hard every day,...

Big Easy Mafia

Injured Penguins goalie Matt Murray could return as soon as Saturday

TAMPA, Fla. - Among a handful of players fighting through injuries at Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Friday, goalie Matt Murray might have received the best ...

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin Placed on Injured Reserve

Pittsburgh Penguins have placed forward Evgeni Malkin on the injured reserve list. Malkin got injured last week possibly in a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Malkin was due to miss two games with an upper-body injury. As it stands now, the Russian forward has missed four games in a row and is expected to miss some more with the Penguins placing him on the injured reserve. NHL → IR Evgeni Malkin (C) | Pittsburgh Penguins#LetsGoPenshttps://t.co/zDSzJutFwB — CapFriendly Transactions (@CF_Transactions) 8. februára 2019 Pittsburgh´s Evgeni Malkin Placed on Injured Reserve Russian...


Pens Points: Jungle Cat Attack

There’s a recap of last night’s game, we look at the Penguins’ achilles heel, and there is an injury update. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Penguins met the Panthers in sunny south Florida last night. The outcome of the game, however, was anything but sunny, as the Pens dropped the contest to the Panthers in OT. [Recap] The Penguins’ third defensive pairing (listed as the third defense pairing before last night’s lineup switch), has been a constant problem for quite a while now, one that could be exploitable as...

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins' Evgeni Malkin hopes injury doesn't stop him from emerging from slump

TAMPA, Fla. - Evgeni Malkin is a little bit nervous. It's not a condition that plagues him often, as his Conn Smythe Trophy and three ...

Big Easy Mafia

Murray, Schultz closer to returning from Penguins' injured list than Malkin, Aston-Reese

SUNRISE, Fla. - While staying squarely within the boundaries of foggy NHL injury disclosure, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan mapped out a bit of a ...


Penguins’ Matt Murray listed as day-to-day with upper-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but head coach Mike Sullivan says the injury is not a concussion. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray Upper-Body Injury Being Evaluated

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that goalie Matt Murray is sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement after Wednesday's practice. Murray could miss the Penguins' game on Thursday at the Florida Panthers. https://twitter.com/Left_Wing_Lock/status/1093216315827994624 Matt Murray Injured It's not known when Murray got hurt exactly. He totaled 28 saves on 31 shots in the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Sullivan specified that Murray would travel with the team and his injury is not a...

Big Easy Mafia

Upper-body injury sidelines Penguins' Matt Murray

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin a three-game road trip with uncertainty in net due to an injury to goalie Matt Murray. Coach Mike Sullivan said ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matt Murray misses practice with a new injury but travels with Penguins

Matt Murray is dealing with another injury but will hit the road with the Penguins, as will Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz.


Matt Murray under evaluation for upper-body injury

The injury train made another stop for the Penguins’ net-minder, plus some lineup chatter with the head coach. Coming off a deflating 4-0 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night, Mike Sullivan and the Penguins used their subsequent practice to switch up the forward line combinations and defensive pairings. However, the biggest information drop was the health status of Matt Murray. It’s evident the seemingly injury-prone goaltender, once again, is going through some more issues. When asked about why Murray wasn’t practicing or what was ailing him, Sullivan was direct in his...

Anaheim Calling

Duck Tales: Falling Further

DUCK TALES An update on the Jakob Silfverberg extension talks. [The Athletic] The Ducks just don’t have what it takes to compete. [Los Angeles Times] Why it’s time for the Ducks to ‘be real’ about their team and plan for next season. [The Athletic] Ducks fans call for Carlyle’s firing after 9-3 debacle. [NBC Sports] AROUND THE NHL Penguins acquire Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann for Derek Brassard, Riley Sheahan, and draft picks. [Pensburgh] An interview with Daniel Carcillo on the effects of his brain injuries. [Broad Street Hockey] NHL to celebrate Black History Month, expand...

Penguins’ Tristan Jarry exits game with wrist injury

Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry left the game against the Philadelphia Flyers after hurting his wrist while stopping a shot.

Bonino reveals his injury is a broken tibia

Nick Bonino told David Amber the injury that kept him from playing was a broken tibia and discussed the injuries the Penguins had to deal with.

Letang on Penguins overcoming adversity: We care about each other

Kris Letang talked about how the Penguins battled through injuries to multiple star players, saying it comes down to caring about the other guys in the room.