Found November 08, 2011 on The Pensblog:
Are the Penguins clearing roster space for a return or two? Maybe not. From The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Steve MacIntyre to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Jeffrey and MacIntyre will remain on Pittsburgh’s 23-man active roster and will be paid their NHL salary during their conditioning assignment. Consider us confused. This feels a little like Shero sending Tangradi down to Wheeling last year in that it may be a procedural move, but the two remaining on the active roster confuses us. It could just be that the Pens want Jeffrey and MacIntyre to stay in shape during the Pens long break. Neither player has seen all that much action this year, so that would make perfect sense. Either way, the Pens moving players around is always interesting... especially with the r...

Crosby shoots down possible return on Friday

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Farewell: Mark Letestu

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Engelland took long, hard road into NHL

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Penguins' Neal: a shooting star

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Penguins Deal Mark Letestu to the Blue Jackets

If shipping Dustin Jeffrey and Steve McIntyre to Wilkes Barre-Scranton didn’t open up room for Sidney Crosby and Tyler Kennedy to return, trading Mark Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets certainly has. Continue reading "Penguins Deal Mark Letestu to the Blue Jackets"

Moreau fined for boarding Pittsburgh's' Kunitz

Los Angeles Kings forward Ethan Moreau has been fined 2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz in the Kings' game Saturday night at STAPLES Center, the National Hockey Leagues Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident, which occurred 8:27 into the first period, was reviewed by...

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Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby has said he wanted more contact in practice for evaluation purposes,...

Penguins ship Letestu to Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday dealt forward Mark Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012.

Penguins' Crosby not set on Friday return

Pens captain Sidney Crosby did not rule out playing Friday, but neither did he even slightly hint at that being a realistic possibility.

Letestu Acquired from Penguins

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Ho...

Penguins send Mark Letestu to Blue Jackets, deny correlation to Crosby return

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