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Daily Links: Penguins and Kings make a trade, Core 4 Under 24 Rankings, and more

Get the latest news around the NHL in today’s daily links The Los Angeles Kings traded forward Tanner Pearson to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Carl Hagelin. [Pensburgh] Penguins forward Sidney Crosby is being evaluated for an upper-body injury. [Pensburgh] TSN ranked each NHL team’s core four players under 24-years-old. [TSN] Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will miss some time as he’ll undergo facial surgery. [TSN] Zdeno Chara injured in the Boston Bruins loss to the Colorado Avalanche. [Sportsnet] Eliotte Friedman’s 31 thoughts. [Sportsnet]


Sidney Crosby being “evaluated” for an upper body injury

Oh noo Nine of the worst words assembled in the English language today were uttered by coach Mike Sullivan. Coach Sullivan: “Sid is being evaluated for an upper-body injury.”— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 14, 2018 Obviously an “upper body injury” could mean just about anything, but when it’s Sidney Crosby is only really means is it a concussion or not? And as of yet, we wait and see. I did recall at one point of the game last night (forget when of course) it looked liked Crosby got hit and his head/neck kinda whipped around a bit. But he showed no sign of...

Puck Prose

Pittsburgh Penguins: Casey DeSmith is good news for Matt Murray

The emergence of Pittsburgh Penguins backup goalie Casey DeSmith should help Matt Murray find his game. Last season, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray had a very rough year. A variety of factors were at play, but the two obvious ones were injuries and the loss of his father. Murray has yet to find his game, […] Pittsburgh Penguins: Casey DeSmith is good news for Matt Murray - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


Penguins’ Sidney Crosby being evaluated for upper-body injury

Sidney Crosby is being evaluated for an upper-body injury according to Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sidney Crosby misses practice with an upper-body injury

Penguins star Sidney Crosby has an upper-body injury, putting in question his status for Thursday’s game against the Lightning.

Big Easy Mafia

Sidney Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury, status unclear for Thursday's game

The Penguins' locker room had a decidedly different look after practice Wednesday, and not just because popular left wing Carl Hagelin was traded to the ...

All About The Jersey

Game Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins

Back at home, the Devils look to make a turnaround after a rough road trip. The Matchup: New Jersey Devils (6-8-1) vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins (7-5-3). SBN: Pensburgh The Time: 7:00 PM ET The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ Please: May Nico Hischier be available for tonight’s game, or at the very least not be hurt long-term. The Devils’ top center left the game in Winnipeg with an upper body injury. Because the Devils were traveling yesterday, there was no practice where John Hynes could give the media an update on Hischier’s injury. If he is not available for the game, I would think Pavel Zacha...

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins’ Derick Brassard could soon return from lower-body injury

Center Derick Brassard once again skated on his own prior to Pittsburgh Penguins practice Monday, and his return to game action doesn't sound as if ...

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby reacts to tentative concussion-related settlement for NHL, ex-players

As someone who missed about a year and a half of his prime because of concussions, Sidney Crosby was a natural to ask for a ...

Last Word on Hockey

Washington Capitals John Carlson Listed Day-to-Day with Lower Body Injury

The Washington Capitals made two considerable moves on Friday. They announced that John Carlson was day-to-day, but wouldn't specify the injury that's plaguing him. Brooks Orpik was also moved to the long-term injured reserve list, meaning the team is without two of their defensemen for Friday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. John Carlson and Brooks Orpik Out with Injury John Carlson It's not entirely known when Carlson was injured. He finished out Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and didn't mention any sort of injury in post-game interviews. Carlson continues to be...

Last Word on Hockey

Zach Aston-Reese ready to shine with Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Zach Aston-Reese from the Wilks-Barre/Scranton Penguins. After suffering an ugly injury last year during the playoffs, Aston-Reese recovered and has been thriving ever since. Now it's time for the young star to secure his place in the NHL. Zach Aston-Reese Shines in AHL After appearing in nine games, the young forwards playoff run with the Penguins ended abruptly last season. Aston-Reese found himself on the receiving end of a high hit from the Washington Capitals Tom Wilson. He suffered a broken jaw and a concussion. Ashton-Reese dealt with the injuries...

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Derick Brassard added to IR

Pittsburgh Penguins Derick Brassard was moved to the injured reserve list after suffering a lower-body injury. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday according to the NHL Media Site. The team has yet to announce a timeline for his return. Derick Brassard placed on IR Brassard suffered a lower-body injury towards the end of the October 25th game against the Calgary Flames. Pittsburgh won the contest with a final score of 9-1. Brassard hasn't been on the ice since, missing four consecutive games as of Saturday. He also hasn't participated in any practices with the team in almost a week and...


Penguins/Islanders Recap: Loose second period sinks Pittsburgh in 6-3 loss

See the highlights of the 6-3 Pens loss to the Islanders Lineups Bad news off the bat, no Kris Letang in warmup or for this game as the injury suffered Saturday night will keep him out of this game. Juuso Riikola is in the lineup as the replacement. Lined up and ready to take on the Islanders.Kris Letang (lower-body injury) is out for tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/laJ6ZwmDxF— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 30, 2018 A really emotional pre-game ceremony, video, anthem and the Pittsburgh police are on hand for a ceremonial puck drop. 11 seconds of silence for 11 lives...


Penguins vs. Flames Recap: A Calgary stampede as Pens run wild over Flames.

Blowout win alert! Lineups Well, the Penguins make some sweeping changes that weren’t forced by injury. They healthy scratch defenseman Juuso Riikola and forward Daniel Sprong and dress Chad Ruhwedel and Derek Grant, for both of the latter’s first NHL games of the season. Coach Mike Sullivan also has Derick Brassard up on first line wing. Quite dramatic shifts from how they lined up in the 6-5 OT win last time out vs. Edmonton. Grant and Ruhwedel are making their season debuts tonight against Calgary. pic.twitter.com/z7bA4Xt8Yf— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 26,...


Pens of the Past: Rusty Fitzgerald

Injuries and early retirement put an end to a promising NHL career of this 1991 draftee. The mid-1990s were a golden era in Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr were in their prime, the team had earned two Stanley Cups, and the triangle Penguins jersey was shiny and new. Many players came and went during those years, but one that is often overlooked is Rusty Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had an impressive collegiate career and, given time, his NHL career would have been just as impressive. However, a persistent knee injury and subsequent early retirement put a question mark...

The Hockey Writers

Penguins’ Letang & Murray Hit Milestones

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins visited the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first game of a four-game road trip across Canada. It wasn’t just Penguins goaltender Matt Murray’s return to the ice after missing some time with a concussion, but Maple Leafs netminder Frederik Andersen made his first appearance back in the net since […] The post Penguins’ Letang & Murray Hit Milestones appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Leafs-Penguins matchup doesn’t live up to offensive potential

There were two goalies returning from injury and a collection of the shiniest offensive stars in the game. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

[Friday’s FTB] Losing ain’t fun

End your work week on a high, and chat about the Leafs. From the Front Page How long to go from skating in Austria to playing in Toronto for William Nylander?With Sportsnet reporting that William Nylander is skating with a team in Austria, a quick look at how long you need to go from the contract signing to the lineup. Recap: Leafs fall to the Penguins in a masterful road game from Matt Murray and Evgeni MalkinThe Leafs looked overmatched half the time as they lost 3-0. First win! Toronto Furies beat Shenzhen Rays 3-1 Stuff we didn’t write Caught up with Tyler Bozak after Blues’...

The Hockey Writers

NHL News & Notes: Andersen, Murray & More

In today’s News & Notes, both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins will be getting their starting netminders back in action, the Boston Bruins have signed a player to a PTO with the Providence Bruins and Ryan Suzuki has high ambitions for himself thanks to his brother. Murray and Andersen Return From Injury The […] The post NHL News & Notes: Andersen, Murray & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


After Justin Schultz injury, the Penguins are using the salary cap to their advantage

Time to get in the mud with long term injury reserve The Pittsburgh Penguins made a call-up from the minor league yesterday, but you probably didn’t even hear about it. That’s because it got little fanfare, wasn’t formally announced by the team and the player isn’t even showing on the website of the team’s NHL roster. Yet, Jeff Taylor, he of AHL and ECHL experience was on the NHL roster yesterday. He won’t practice with the NHL Pens, nor will he play a game. So, why did this happen? Same reason the Pens and NHL teams make a lot of their roster decisions - to maximize future...


Pens/Canucks Recap: Stuck in neutral. Pens fall in OT to Vancouver

A middling effort results in an overtime loss for the Pens at home to Vancouver Lineups The Penguins go as expected with the loss of Justin Schultz to injury by putting Jamie Oleksiak back in. Who's ready for some hockey? pic.twitter.com/gCoRI7ezp2— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 16, 2018 1st period The Pens strike first with Jake Guentzel streaking down the right side and making one of his patented shots to the far side past the goalie. 1-0. Fun fact: Jake Guentzel has scored in every game he's ever played against the Canucks (6 goals in 5 games). ...


Pens Points: Briefly Back in the ‘Burgh

The Schultz injury dominated the headlines, but there is plenty more news to catch up on in today’s Pens Points. Coming off a shootout loss on Saturday in their first road game of the season, the Penguins return to the friendly confines of PPG Paints Arena for a contest against the Western Conference Vancouver Canucks. This will be the last home game for the Penguins until Halloween as they embark on a four game road trip across Canada beginning Thursday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on AT&T Sports Network. Catch up on a busy Monday with today’s Pens...


Gamethread: Vancouver Canucks @ Pittsburgh Penguins 10/16/2018

It’s a hockey night in Pittsburgh! Did you read the game preview yet? If not, why not - get to it! Expected lines: Per Left Wing Lock, here’s how Vancouver looked in practice yesterday post-Petterssen injury: Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Brock Boeser Nikolay Goldobin - Adam Gaudette - Loui Eriksson Antoine Roussel - Brandon Sutter - Jake Virtanen Tim Schaller - Markus Granlund - Tyler Motte Alex Edler / Christopher Tanev Ben Hutton / Erik Gudbranson Derrick Pouliot / Troy Stecher Penguins: Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Derick Brassard Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel Bryan...

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Justin Schultz out long term with leg injury

Pittsburgh Penguins Justin Schultz Out Four Months Pittsburgh Penguins  Justin Schultz suffered a nasty injury to his left leg during Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Schultz was reportedly using crutches and wearing a large boot as he left the Bell Centre. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced today that he has undergone a successful surgery to repair a fracture of his lower left leg at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The defenceman will be out for the next four months. Justin Schultz underwent successful surgery at UPMC Presbyterian to repair a fracture of his...


Penguins’ Justin Schultz out four months following leg fracture surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months while he recovers from surgery, the club announced Monday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Puck Prose

Pittsburgh Penguins: Justin Schultz injury will test defensive depth

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz will miss about four months after suffering a broken leg on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. They are hoping they can replace him internally. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been great at turning rejected defensemen into gold. Justin Schultz is a great example of this. They got him for a third-round […] Pittsburgh Penguins: Justin Schultz injury will test defensive depth - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


Justin Schultz out four months to repair lower leg fracture

The news isn’t good for the Penguins’ top-six defenseman. Justin Schultz got knocked over against Montreal, fell awkwardly, and it didn’t look good right off the bat. He left the game putting no pressure on his lower left leg and was seen after the contest in a walking boot and on crutches. Monday morning, the Mike Sullivan and the Penguins confirmed that Schultz officially fractured his lower leg, underwent successful surgery Sunday, and will be out for at least four months to recover. Justin Schultz underwent successful surgery at UPMC Presbyterian to repair a fracture of his...

CBC News

Penguins' Justin Schultz sidelined 4 months with broken left leg

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months because of a fractured left leg. The NHL team announced Monday that Schultz underwent surgery Sunday and will be out until February.

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.