Found November 08, 2011 on
Are the Penguins clearing roster space for a return or two? Maybe not.
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...
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby isn't rushing his return to the ice.
When asked about speculation that he could suit up for Friday's game against the Dallas Stars, Crosby was quick to shoot down the notion.
"Nothing (has) changed," Crosby told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, before noting "I guess they know more than I do.
"I haven't really...
When Mark Letestu first turned pro and went to Wilkes-Barre, he sucked, to put it nicely. He was on the fourth line with Dennis Bonvie and Paul Bissonnette as his wingers. Assistant coach at the time, Dan Bylsma, pulled the undrafted forward aside and injected some of his BYLSMAGIC into him. Letestu became an offensive force the following season with WB/S. He worked his ass off...
Yeah, Deryk Engelland says, there were times when he was not sure he would get here. Lots of them. For good reason, too. Engelland, you see, played 148 games in the ECHL -- two full rungs below the NHL -- and nearly twice that many in the American Hockey League before pulling on an NHL sweater for the first time two years ago Thursday.
Penguins winger James Neal not only leads team in goals (9), he leads the NHL in shots (64) and projecting his season totals leads to mind-boggling numbers.
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.
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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...
Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby has said he wanted more contact in practice for evaluation purposes,...
The Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday dealt forward Mark Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012.
Pens captain Sidney Crosby did not rule out playing Friday, but neither did he even slightly hint at that being a realistic possibility.
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...
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