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Penguins/Coyotes Recap: Jarry shines and Malkin’s goal sends Pens to win

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Evgeni Malkin scores in the third period and Tristan Jarry allows no goals at all, and that adds up to a winning 2-0 formula for the Pens over Arizona Lineups The Penguins get three, THREE returns to the lineup from injury/illness with Bryan Rust, Justin Schultz and Jack Johnson are all back. Tristan Jarry starts again, only natural coming off his shutout win against St. Louis last game. A couple of fresh faces have returned to the lineup! #LetsGoPens pic.twitter.com/TaUby1HmUv— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 6, 2019 And the...


Pens Points: Coyotes Comin’

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There is finally positive injury news, Phil Kessel is ready for a homecoming, and we look at the Kessel trade so far. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Penguins took the ice yesterday for practice ahead of tonight’s game with some encouraging news on the injury front. [Pensburgh] Tonight’s game marks the first time Phil Kessel will face off against the Pens since being traded earlier in the summer to the Coyotes. He noted that his return to the Steel City ‘will be weird.’ [Trib...


Is an exorcism at PPG Paints Arena needed?

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via It was needed. Perhaps it will work. It’s been well-documented this season of how absurd the rash of the injuries the Penguins have been facing. Between Sidney Crosby being out with a sports hernia, Brian Dumoulin recently having a lacerated tendon repaired, or anyone else being out for any specific period of time, it’s a big problem. It’s also been well-documented that PPG Paints Arena was built on the ground where a hospital sat. Is this the source of our injury woes? Maybe it's not the church after all. I forgot what stood on PPG...


PensBurgh Podcast: Will the team be able to withstand another forward injury?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports American Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with its departure, brings the return of the PensBurgh Podcast! Topics on this episode of the podcast include... The injuries, they keep on comin’. Patric Hornqvist is out with a ‘longer term’ injury. Can the Penguins handle another forward going down? We also talk about Stefan Noesen, the season he’s having with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and whether or not his first-round pedigree will translate with the team Will Jim Rutherford have to make a trade with so many bodies out for extended...


Penguins get a little healthier at practice on Thursday

Some....positive signs? Could it be? The Pittsburgh Penguins were down a whopping 7 members of their team last night due to injury or illness. The total salary cap obligations of what they couldn’t dress at $34.45 million was approaching the $45.76 million of the 20 remaining healthy players that DID play. It’s a walking MASH unit right now. Oh, and of course since hockey is weird and random and impossible to predict, the Pens shutout no less than the defending Cup champions (who were on a four game winning streak and had just defeated Pittsburgh a few days early). Makes perfect...


Pens Points: Injury Blues

Hornqvist is out, a new forward is ready to play, and the Penguins will be doing some holiday good once again. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... Welp. Patric Hornqvist will be out “longer term” after suffering an undisclosed injury, according to Mike Sullivan. [Trib Live] With Hornqvist going down, the door has opened for newly-signed forward, Stefan Noesen. [Post-Gazette] The Penguins will be holding their annual holiday toy drive tonight against the Blues. [Penguins] John Marino is getting some Calder Trophy love,...


Pens Points: Look at that, more injuries

There are nine Penguins news items in today’s Pens Points, eight of which talk about injuries. Everything is fine, thanks for asking. Non-contact jerseys are typically saved for guys coming back from injuries who are ready to skate with the team but not get too physical. Given how things are going for the Penguins this season on the injury front, it may be time for Mike Sullivan to consider handing them out like candy before every practice safeguard as many guys as possible. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Catch up on the off day headlines with Pens Points... Injury issues have...

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Penguins in Trouble on the Blue Line

Another Pittsburgh Penguins injury. With the way their season has gone so far, is it really any surprise that another key player is sidelined? Most recently, Brian Dumoulin was injured in the game against the St. Louis Blues. The good news is that Kris Letang has returned to the lineup, giving the team half of […] The post Penguins in Trouble on the Blue Line appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Cannon

The Cannon Cast Episode 41: Goose over Penguins, Werenski’s injury, ice time issues

The power play looks good, but what about the rest of the offense? Thanksgiving is over and we’re talking about the Columbus Blue Jackets’ precarious December position on The Cannon Cast. Zach Werenski is out for a month, but the CBJ picked up a fun win last week over Pittsburgh. We also discuss our confidence in the team and if John Tortorella’s recent comments about healthy scratches and ice time are what they need right now. We also talk about how excited we are to see some old friends this week.In this episode, we discuss: That Penguins game was fun, huh? How much will losing...

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Pulse of the Penguins: Injuries Pile Up as Losing Streak Begins

Still marred by injuries throughout the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins may have just turned in two of the team’s worst performances so far this season. The team is narrowly clinging to the Eastern Conference’s second wild card spot, but that seems to be slipping away by the day. Yes, Even More Injuries Last week, I […] The post Pulse of the Penguins: Injuries Pile Up as Losing Streak Begins appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Patric Hornqvist Injured During Practice

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist suffered an injury during the team's practice on Monday. He is being evaluated for a lower-body injury. No further details were available at the time of press. Penguins Patric Hornqvist Injured https://twitter.com/PensInsideScoop/status/1201557529882505217?s=19 The Penguins can add Partic Hornqvist to their long list of injuries. Hornqvist sustained a lower-body injury during practice Monday afternoon. The forward was skating on the top line with both Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel. Reports are still unconfirmed but it sounds like he took a hard...


Who (and what) the Penguins need to lean on to get through this tough injury stretch

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via They need their starting goalie to be great, while the head coach is facing his biggest challenge yet behind the team’s bench. The injuries are not stopping and things are starting to look a little dire for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the coming weeks. A quick rundown of what all is happening at the moment, just in case you somehow forgot. Sidney Crosby is still sidelined for a few more weeks. Nick Bjugstad is right there with him. Bryan Rust is day-to-day but not practicing on Monday. Justin Schultz is out long-term. Brian Dumoulin is out eight...


Penguins limp through November

Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via A look at the team performance in the month of November The Pittsburgh Penguins pulled down a record of 6-4-4 in the month of November 2019, good enough for a tie of 13th place among all NHL teams. In and of itself, that’s pretty decent enough, the team managed to stay relatively treading water in a tough stretch of injuries. That’s the good news. The bad news is they’re more injured at the beginning of December than ever before, and many of the important reinforcements aren’t expected anytime soon. Here’s a look at individual...


Pens Points: Dumoulin Down

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Brian Dumoulin is out for a while, Zach Trotman wants to be consistent, and Jake Guentzel might be the team’s MVP. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... Another day, another injury: Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin will be out for at least 8 weeks following ankle surgery. [Pensburgh] With Dumoulin going down, the door is open for other d-men to step up in his absence. [Trib Live] Zach Trotman is looking to bring consistency to the Pens’ blue line. And they’re gonna need it now more than...

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Penguins’ Dumoulin Out at Least 8 Weeks After Ankle Surgery

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenceman Brian Dumoulin for at least eight weeks after he underwent left ankle surgery on Sunday. Dumoulin left Saturday night’s 5-2 loss to St. Louis in the first period with what the team termed a lower-body injury. General manager Jim Rutherford said on Sunday that surgeons repaired […] The post Penguins’ Dumoulin Out at Least 8 Weeks After Ankle Surgery appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin out 8 weeks after ankle surgery

Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via The Pens suffer another injury blow that they can’t afford with the loss of key defenseman Brian Dumoulin Last night defenseman Brian Dumoulin got knocked out of the game in his very first shift, after getting his legs and skates tangled up with an opponent. Turns out the result was about a worst case scenario for Dumoulin and the Penguins. Brian Dumoulin underwent successful ankle surgery at UPMC Presbyterian today. Dumoulin, who was injured last night, had surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his left ankle.He is expected to be sidelined...

Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Dumoulin Has Ankle Surgery

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that defenceman Brian Dumoulin is sidelined for a minimum of eight weeks after having successful ankle surgery on Sunday. He'll be re-evaluated after that time. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1201180235305234432 Brian Dumoulin Injured Dumoulin suffered a lacerated ankle during his first shift after St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford fell into the back of Dumoulin's legs. Pittsburgh lost the game, 5-2, to the defending Stanley Cup champions. So far this season, Dumoulin has scored one goal and six assists for seven points in 23 games. He also has...

CBC News

Penguins' season-long injury woes now include defenceman Brian Dumoulin

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenceman Brian Dumoulin for at least eight weeks after he underwent left ankle surgery on Sunday. He joins an injured list that includes Sidney Crosby, defenceman Justin Schultz and forward Nick Bjugstad.

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Penguins’ 3 Stars of the Week: Top Players Producing

With four games in six days, this week was always going to be difficult for the Pittsburgh Penguins. After beating the Calgary Flames 3-2 and a crazy 8-6 comeback win against the Vancouver Canucks, they suffered back-to-back defeats against the Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues. With injuries to Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin […] The post Penguins’ 3 Stars of the Week: Top Players Producing appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Recap: Singing the Blues. Pens trip and fall against St. Louis

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Bad night for the Penguins, falling 5-2 in St. Louis Lineups After a very bad team effort last night in Columbus, the Penguins switch the lineup up a bit. Joseph Blandisi is with the team and able to take over at forward for the misplaced Juuso Riikola, and Chad Ruhwedel cycles back in for Zach Trotman on defense. Matt Murray is in net after Tristan Jarry was last night. Almost time. pic.twitter.com/fdCXxcDcfp— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 1, 2019 First period Early in, Brian Dumoulin leaves the game with a lower body injury after getting...

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5 Things Penguins Fans Should Be Thankful For

The past 10 years have been very kind to Pittsburgh Penguins fans. The team hasn’t missed the playoffs and have two Stanley Cup victories. This season, already defined by constant injuries, there have been some bright moments. With just under a third of the regular season done, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful. […] The post 5 Things Penguins Fans Should Be Thankful For appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Penguins’ Stock Report: One hot goalie and one cold goalie

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Tristan Jarry has helped to solidify the goaltending position in the short-term. It may not have always been exactly how they drew it up, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have won three games in a row, collected at least a point in six consecutive games, and are 8-2-4 over the past month. Collecting points the way they have is especially encouraging not only because of the injury situation they have been able to consistently overcome, but also because of the way they are actually playing (they are dominating games!). The top players have been outstanding,...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Making the case that Jake Guentzel is the Penguins' team MVP through the first quarter of the season

After Wednesday’s four-point surge, Guentzel leads the Penguins in points (25), goals (14) and -- maybe most significantly for an injury-ridden team -- games played (25).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What is a sports hernia? One Penguins knows what Sidney Crosby's going through

Fortunately — and unfortunately — the Penguins have someone in their locker room who is an expert on the injury.


Pens Points: Canucks Before Turkey

Jake Guentzel is thriving, Sidney Crosby is recovering, and many Penguins were giving back. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... Jake Guentzel’s recent stretch of play without Sidney Crosby is showing that he isn’t simply a byproduct of Crosby. [Pensburgh] Here’s a potential timeline for Sid’s recovery from his sports hernia surgery. [Pensburgh] If you’re Dominik Kahun and you’re “ragging” the puck, I guess you’re doing something right? [Trib Live] Brandon Tanev will get to see his brother once again later...


A possible Sidney Crosby timeline as he returns from core muscle surgery

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Crosby is on the outskirts of the team, we dig into recovery steps and a possible guide map based on another recent similar surgery by Zach Trotman A couple weeks after surgery, it’s nice to see Sidney Crosby on the peripheral of being around the team last night. Crosby joined Justin Schultz and Chad Ruhwedel below in the locker-room to give fist bumps to a happy returning Penguins’ team coming off the ice after securing an overtime win against the Calgary Flames. Fireman Chuck, FTW. pic.twitter.com/elgj7wgNR3— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins)...

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.