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The rumors have been confirmed. The St. Louis Blues have signed Brenden Morrow to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. The 34-year-old will join the Blues after spending his 850-game career with the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins.
As discussed when this story was just speculation, the Blues will now have to make a difficult decision concerning the fourth line.
Morrow's signing means one of 4th liners won't make the roster. #stlblues have 15 forwards either on 1-way or locks like Schwartz, Tarasenko
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) September 23, 2013
As Jeremy Rutherford points out, Morrow's signing means that we've likely seen the end of the CPR line. If Morrow skates on the fourth line, you have to imagine either Adam Cracknell or Chris Porter will be moved in some fashion. Rutherford later speculated that a Morrow-Sobotka-Reaves line with Lapierre cycling in may be a possibility, but that's just a best guess.
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ST. LOUIS -- In a signing that reflects the connection between the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars, the Blues announced Monday the signing of forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year, 1.5 million contract.
Morrow, a longtime fixture with the Stars, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the trade deadline last season. Morrow, 34, posted 11 points (six goals, five assists) and...
The St. Louis roster appeared to be set after Alex Pietrangelo signed a new contract with the Blues. Excluding competitions on the fourth line and for the seventh spot on defense, the rest of the depth chart probably could have been written in ink. The only transactions expected would involve sending players down from the NHL level.
Maybe the roster isn't set quite yet...
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As reported earlier today, and now made official, the St. Louis Blues have signed veteran winger Brenden Morrow to a one-year, $1.5 million contact for the 2013-14 NHL season.
The 34 year old Carlyle, Saskatchewan native has spent most of his 13 year career in the Dallas Stars organization...
Starting next Thursday the puck will drop on a new season for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Much like preseason in any sport, it gives the fans a taste of what to expect from the team and give a look at some younger talent. The Penguins are 2-2-1 with their final preseason game Wednesday against at the Detroit Red Wings.
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Marc-Andre Fleury will have to step up to shoulder the load with Vokoun out long term.
As if the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltending situation couldn’t get any cloudier, news broke a few days ago that Penguins back-up net-minder Thomas Vokoun would be out indefinitly with a blood clot in his pelvis.
GM Ray Shero made the announcment at a press conference after a preseason game against...
The Penguins are in an uncomfortable spot at the NHL's most important position.
Marc-Andre Fleury — the franchise goalie who was benched because of ineffectiveness in the Stanley Cup playoffs and is coming off management's mandated sessions with a sports psychologist — suddenly is the franchise's lone proven goalie.
Tomas Vokoun star of the Penguins' playoff...
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned eight players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Players sent to WBS were forwards Nick Drazenovic, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Steve MacIntyre, Jayson Megna and Adam Payerl, and defensemen Scott Harrington...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Signing cornerstone defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract extension was just a matter of time for the St. Louis Blues. Two days into training camp, it was a done deal and there was happy talk he will be here for life.
The Blues believe the ice-hogging, offensive-minded Pietrangelo is the guy who can lead a team built to go deep into the playoffs. And...
The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't panic when the bitter disappointment of last spring's sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins wore off.
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The Penguins awarded coach...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Patrik Berglund scored a power-play goal in overtime to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.Berglund collected a rebound of Alex Pietrangelo's blast that bounced off the glass behind the Dallas net. Berglund's first goal gave the Blues their second win over the Stars this preseason.Pietrangelo tied the game at...
James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Penguins a 3-2 preseason win over the Blackhawks after Chicago's Bryan Bickell and Pittsburgh's Kris Letang scored two goals apiece in regulation on Monday night.
Letang pulled the Penguins within 2-1 at 9:23 of the third with an unassisted breakaway goal and then pulled the Penguins even at 17:44 with a power-play goal via a...
The Jussi went loose-y during the
Penguins preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, but in
the end his natural hat trick was not enough to defeat the newly aligned
Marc-Andre Fleury gave Pens fans a
reason to have anxiety after allowing two goals on three shots, but seemed to
settle in the net further into the game.
He will have...
Chicago Blackhawks @ Pittsburgh Penguins
The CW Pittsburgh - 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Crosby and Malkin will both play tonight. This is the first preseason game that the Two-Headed Monster has been together. Jeff Zatkoff will start in goal for Pittsburgh. The Penguins won the first preseason match-up between these two teams.
I was sitting in the press box in Buffalo on Saturday night when I read the report regarding Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun's serious health concern that will keep the veteran goalie sidelined indefinitely. My first though was that I hope that Vokoun can make a speedy recovery from the blood clotting issue that has sidelined him.
My second thought:
Who is going to play goalie fo...
I'd like to introduce a new format for my Monday column here at Pens Initiative called "Mad Monday with Mad Chad". In short, it's basically going to be me ranting about the Pittsburgh Penguins for the good and the bad. So here we go.
What I'm mad about:
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