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The Penguins made their final roster moves today. To summarize, they:
Sent Joe Morrow back to his junior team
Sent Alexandre Picard, Jason Williams and Brian Strait to Wilkes-Barre (Williams and Picard have to clear waivers)
Placed Sidney Crosby, Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Petersen, Robert Bortuzzo and Boris Valabik on IR
The Pens are carrying 14 forwards, 7 defensemen and two goalies.
The surprise at forward has to be Joe Vitale, who made the team through hard work and determination. Congratulations to him - I think he would make a great third or fourth line center.
Your regular scratch candidates (once the health of Orpik is proven) would be Lovejoy / Engelland / Niskanen on defense (whoever is struggling gets to sit). At forward, where they'll need to sit two, it will depend on the opponent. Most nights, you sit MacIntyre along with one of Asham / Park (or Sullivan, if he needs a rest). If it's a physical game, you probably sit Vitale and maybe Sullivan?
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The Pittsburgh Penguins did as expected Monday, placing center Sidney Crosby on the injured reserve list.Crosby hasn't played since early January after suffering a concussion in the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals. The 24-year-old superstar has been practicing with the team, but hasn't been cleared for full contact.The Penguins haven't placed a timetable...
Pens in Detroit, 5:00 PM Est. for last preseason game before fun starts
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Sunday lineups at Joe Louis Arena
9 Pascal Dupuis
10 Mark Letestu
11 Jordan Staal
12 Richard Park
14 Chris Kunitz
18 James Neal
24 Matt Cooke
26 Steve Sullivan
27 Craig Adams
45 Arron Asham
46 Joe Vitale...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will put their rivalry on hold for one night for a good cause. The two teams are joining forces on Oct. 13 to raise money for the families of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the Russian KHL team whose plane crashed in September while traveling to the team's season opener. The two NHL teams will wear commemorative patches on their jerseys during...
TSN has unveiled the NHL’s Top 50 players heading into the 2011-12 hockey season based on selections by a panel of experts, and this year’s top player once again is Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
The order for the Top 50 was determined by a cumulative point system based on individual rankings.
continued and the first three are Crosby, Ovechkin and Datsyuk while...
Center Sidney Crosby and winger Dustin Jeffrey won't have to wait the usual seven days to come off the NHL's injured reserve list, the Penguins confirmed.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby's return to the ice will have to wait a little longer.
It isn’t often that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are on the same team in any cause. In fact, they are probably two of the biggest rivals in the National Hockey League, however there is one cause that is big enough to bring these two Eastern Conference foes together—raising funds for the families of those lost in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl disaster. The teams have...
Sure, the Penguins and Capitals may be two of the NHL’s biggest rivals.
And yes, each team features an incredibly talented Russian superstar – Evgeni Malkin for the Penguins, Alex Ovechkin for the Capitals – who have each made...
Sidney Crosby's sluggish return to form from concussions suffered last season has put renewed focus on the effect of such trauma and on head shots in the NHL.
Sidney Crosby didn't expect to return to Vancouver this way. Crosby, still mending eight months after receiving a concussion, accompanied the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday as they began their first road trip of the season.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby's return to the ice will have to wait a little longer.
Jordan Staal not on the ice for practice (10:01 AM)
Line combos (10:03 AM).
Here are how the line combos shake down:
WHEN: Oct. 6, 2011 - 10:00 pm...
The Penguins, identified by their forwards, invested unprecedented money on the blue line, and those defensemen believe the team's reward is still in the works.
On paper the Pens team looks like the most complete team general manager Ray Shero has assembled for the start of a season.