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Panthers Claim Antti Niemi Off Waivers From Penguins

Oct 24, 2017 3:01 PM

The Panthers have claimed Antti Niemi off waivers to shore up their goaltending position, with starter Roberto Luongo sidelined because of an injury to his right hand.

Niemi was claimed on Tuesday, a day after being waived by the Penguins. He allowed 16 goals in losing three games for the Penguins. Niemi is now on his third team in four months and fourth since winning the 2010 Stanley Cup with Chicago.

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Penguins Acquire Riley Sheahan, Draft Pick From Red Wings

Oct 22, 2017 1:16 AM

The Penguins have acquired forward Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the Red Wings in exchange for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

The 25-year-old Sheahan, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has no points in eight games this year. Sheahan has 38 goals and 60 assists in 292 career games with Detroit. He was the Red Wings' first-round draft pick in 2010.

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Penguins Will Visit The White House

Sep 25, 2017 12:12 AM

The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will visit the White House this year, the team said in a statement on Sunday.

The Penguins said they "respect the institution of the Office of the President."

"Any agreement or disagreement with a president's politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways," the statement read. "However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit."

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Kris Letang Cleared For Contact

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens Friday.

Letang, who underwent season-ending neck surgery on April 13 to repair a herniated disk, said he felt healthy Tuesday but continues to take his recovery one day at a time. He hopes to play when the defending Stanley Cup champions open their regular season against the Blues on Oct. 4.

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Matt Murray Feels 'Responsible' For Fleury Leaving Penguins

Aug 12, 2017 8:09 AM

Matt Murray inherited the role of the Pittsburgh Penguins' No. 1 goaltender after Marc-Andre Fleury went to the Vegas Golden Knights in the June expansion draft.

"Marc had been such a fixture in Pittsburgh," Murray told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an article published Thursday. "To an extent, I feel like I was responsible for him leaving that. I know he probably would rather stay in Pittsburgh his entire career, for sure. I definitely feel bad in that regard.

"I want to have a career like [Fleury] did -- the guy who has been so successful for so long. ... At the end of the day, I'm not going to fill Marc-Andre Fleury's shoes. Nobody's going to fill Marc-Andre Fleury's shoes. It's about being myself, doing the best that I can each and every day, and it's about being better than I was yesterday."

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Sidney Crosby Believes Pens Can 'Three-Peat'

Aug 9, 2017 1:24 AM

He was "Sid the Kid." Now he's "Sidney the Mature Adult."

"I don't know if it has the same ring," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said, laughing.

He's right. It doesn't.

Crosby turned 30 years old Monday, and he needs a new nickname.

How about "Three-peat Champion?"

"We're going to training camp with that in mind," he said. "It'll be a big challenge, but why not?"

Thirty teams will try to come up with an argument for Crosby starting in September, when he and the Penguins, winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, open camp.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Names Tony Granato Coach

Aug 4, 2017 1:37 AM

Tony Granato, former coach of the Avalanche and the current coach at Wisconsin, has been tapped to coach the U.S. men's team for the 2018 Olympics, a source told ESPN's John Buccigross.

Granato, 53, left a job as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings to take the Wisconsin position in March 2016. 

Former NHL veteran Chris Chelios, Penguins executive Scott Young and Yale coach Keith Allain have been hired as assistant coaches, the source told ESPN's Buccigross.

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Penguins, Conor Sheary Agree To Three-Year Deal

Jul 30, 2017 6:55 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to a three-year contract with forward Conor Sheary on Sunday to avoid arbitration.

The contract has an average annual value of $3 million, the team announced.

In two seasons with the Penguins, Sheary has 63 points in the regular season (30 goals, 33 assists). Last season in 61 games he had 23 goals and 30 assists in 61 games.

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Penguins, Brian Dumoulin Agree To Six-Year, $24.6M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 2:00 AM

The Penguins have locked up one of their young defensemen, agreeing to a deal with Brian Dumoulin on a six-year, $24.6 million contract to avoid arbitration.

Dumoulin, 25, has played in all 49 of the Penguins' playoff games the past two seasons, helping Pittsburgh win back-to-back Stanley Cups.

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Rick Tocchet Named Coyotes' Head Coach

Jul 11, 2017 4:20 PM

Rick Tocchet, who played three seasons with the Coyotes during an 18-year NHL career, returns to the franchise as the team's new head coach.

"I'm extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization," Tocchet said in a statement released by the team Tuesday.

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Penguins Name Mark Recchi Assistant Coach
Mark Recchi replaces Rick Tocchet, who took the head coaching job in Arizona.

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Marc-Andre Fleury Waives No-Movement Clause
The Penguins can now protect goalie Matt Murray for the upcoming NHL expansion draft.

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Penguins Early Favorites To Win 2018 Stanley Cup
The Penguins are the favorites in Las Vegas to win three straight titles next year.

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Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title
The Penguins beat the Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night.

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Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5
The Penguins beat the Predators by the score of 6-0 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh defeated the Senators in a double-overtime Game 7.

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Senators Win To Force Game 7
The Senators beat the Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final
The Predators defeated the Ducks by the score of 6-3 on Monday night, as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of 41 shots.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win
The Penguins defeated the Senators by the score of 7-0, the second-largest playoff win in NHL history.

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Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal
The Penguins had started Marc-Andre Fleury for every playoff game after Matt Murray's injury in Game 1 of the first round.

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Pens Will Decide Starting Goalie On Friday
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan will announce the starting goalie on the morning of game day.

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Sabres Hire Jason Botterill As GM
Jason Botterill is leaving the Penguins as associate GM to build the Sabres into a contender.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

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Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

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Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss
The Capitals are now on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.

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Sidney Crosby To Miss Game 4 With Concussion
Penguins star captain Sidney Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.

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Kris Letang Out Four To Six Months
Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang will have surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.

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Sens Owner Blasts Sidney Crosby
Eugene Melnyk feels Sidney Crosby should be suspended for a long time for injuring Marc Methot.

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NHL's Divisional Playoff Format Criticized
The Blue Jackets, Capitals, and Penguins could finish 1-2-3 in points in the Metropolitan Division.

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Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth
Sidney Crosby helped the Penguins beat the Sabres by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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