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Well, that experiment was fun. The Nashville Predators have claimed Zach Boychuk off of waivers.
Boychuk, 23, was Carolina’s first-round pick (14th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in 73 games for the ‘Canes before being acquired off waivers by Pittsburgh in late January.
The former WHL Lethbridge standout then played seven games for Pittsburgh before being placed on waivers again.
Speaking of Pittsburgh, it seems Penguins prospect Beau Bennett‘s demotion to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was short-lived.
With Boychuk gone, a roster spot has been cleared and Dave Molinari of the Post-Gazette reports Bennett is back at Pens practice, skating on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
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Zach Boychuk, newest Nashville Predator: "It’s not easy being put on waivers, but it’s nice that I’m not going back to the minors and I’m getting an opportunity to stay in the NHL."
Per Kevin Allen, the Nashville Predators early March acquisitions continue as the have picked up Zach Boychuk on waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.The 5'10" left winger was taken in the first round (14th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He played 73 NHL games with the Canes, picking up seven goals and adding 11 assists before being claimed...
Nashville made two moves today that could be the initial signaling of changes through the lineup. Zach Boychuk, 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, was claimed off of waivers from Pittsburgh. Also, Brandon Yip was placed on IR as well.
While those two moves aren’t huge sweeping changes, they are enough to send a message to the rest of the team. Boychuk and fellow waiver claimee...
from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
The Predators have made their second waiver claim in as many days, adding forward Zach Boychuk — a former first-round pick — on waivers from Pittsburgh.
The move comes one day the Predators picked up forward Bobby Butler on waivers from New Jersey. Butler has 39 points in 108 NHL games.
“The bottom line is that it’s just not...
The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted an American Eagle Student Rush promotion on Monday night for their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Local high school and college students stood in line for hours for the opportunity to buy discounted tickets, the Penguins said there would be at least 500 available.
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The puck ended up on Evgeni Malkin's stick, and Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher could feel a sense of dread.
It didn't matter that the Pittsburgh Penguins center hadn't played in more than a week due to a concussion. Give the reigning NHL MVP a sheet of open ice in a tight game and things typically aren't going to end well.
''We gave it to him,'...
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All kinds of drama leading up to this game.
Malkin is back from his concussion. Praise Curry.
Beau Bennett was suddenly demoted most likely to make roster space since Zach Boychuk is taking up space on the roster on waivers until noon tomorrow.
Sorry Zach we adored your energy but it Just Wasn't Happening.
SPEAKING OF ENERGY: we more or less agree with The Pensblog'...
The former scout and general manager analyzes the Predators at midseason...
The Nashville Predators are at a crossroads for the 2012-13 season. The Predators were blasted by the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night by a 5-1 score, which was Nashville’s(More here)…
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will return to the lineup Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/penguins-malkin-to-return-against-lightning
The Pens were 0-6-1 when trailing after two period. The Lightning were 6-0-1 when leading.
That all changed in two minutes. First Evgeni Malkin scored this disgusting goal:
Sidney Crosby responded on his very next shift:
Unbelievable. Pens pick up two big points. Full cap in the AM.
Evgeni Malkin may have missed four games but looked as though he never missed a second in his return. The Penguins scored three goals in the third period to come back against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Monday night, winning 4-3 at Consol Energy Center. Three of the top players in the NHL didn't disappoint as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos combined...
So Malkin is back tonight. [ Pens.com ]
But he isn't the only one.
The Penguins Country Club, closed in 2006, is apparently back.
If you remember the good old days the Penguins Country Club was a term coined because the Penguins players basically did whatever they wanted, and endured no accountablity at all thanks to player friendly coaches.
The Pittsburgh Penguins got one of their best players back in their previous game, and the effect was undeniable.
They could be in line for another boost with the possible return of defenseman Paul Martin on Thursday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia.
The Penguins (15-8-0) went 2-2-0 without Evgeni Malkin after he suffered a concussion from a collision into the boards in...