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Penguins missing Martin, Ehrhoff, Adams; prized prospect Pouliot called up

By Jason Mackey 11:49 a.m.
Penguins forward Craig Adams will miss Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers with an undisclosed injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at a franchise-record 319. Meanwhile, defenseman Derrick Pouliot, called up Saturday morning, will make his NHL debut and …

Penguins’ defensive depth proves valuable

By Jason Mackey
Simon Despres and fellow defenseman Brian Dumoulin have been in this situation before. So have the Penguins. With defenseman Christian Ehrhoff questionable for Saturday’s game against ...

Penguins notebook: Kunitz ‘really close’ to return

By Jason Mackey
Penguins coach Mike Johnston might soon be forced to choose what he wants to do with forward Chris Kunitz, and it’s a problem he can’t wait to tackle. Kunitz practiced Friday and absorbed contact for the first time since his fractured ...

Fleury’s career-best 6th shutout lifts Penguins over Avalanche in overtime

By Jason Mackey
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s salivary glands are apparently just fine, but his shutout total has swelled of late. The Penguins’ goaltender notched his career-high sixth shutout Thursday ...

Penguins star Crosby talks about his experience with mumps

By Jason Mackey
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby saw the picture. He couldn’t believe the size or shape of his face. “That’s not what I looked like before I went on ...

Penguins notebook: Zatkoff returns to team as Fleury’s backup

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins called up Jeff Zatkoff to serve as a backup goaltender for the next handful of games. Who’s in front of him unexpectedly changed Thursday. Starter Marc-Andre Fleury doesn’t have the mumps, and test results the Penguins made public Thursday said ...

Penguins continue to thrive, despite spate of ailments

By Josh Yohe
Penguins coach Mike Johnston isn’t one for hyperbole. Johnston, however, took a moment Wednesday for a long-winded appreciation for his players. The Penguins remain atop ...

With 3 more players possibly affected, Pens’ mumps fight escalates

By Jason Mackey and Adam Smeltz
While Children’s Hospital sought to tamp down any potential impact of Penguins forward Beau Bennett’s presence there, the Penguins ramped up how they’re dealing with ...

Penguins notebook: Kunitz tests foot by skating during practice

By Josh Yohe
Left wing Chris Kunitz, whose broken foot has healed, skated with the Penguins during Wednesday’s practice at Consol Energy Center. Kunitz hasn’t been cleared to play in a game and, coach Mike Johnston said, isn’t likely to play Thursday against Colorado. Still, ...

Mumps confirmed for Penguins’ Bennett; team intern also affected

By Jason Mackey
Beau Bennett officially was diagnosed with mumps Monday. He’s not alone, Trib Total Media has learned. A Penguins intern who gathers sound in locker rooms also ...

Penguins defenseman Letang having best season in new system

By Jason Mackey
Paul Coffey’s son, Blake, is a 16-year-old defenseman and doesn’t exactly lack for someone to model his game after. Still, one of his favorites is Penguins ...

Penguins player might have exposed Children’s Hospital patients to mumps

By Adam Smeltz  and Jason Mackey
A Penguins player might have exposed an undetermined number of young patients to mumps last week in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where doctors ...

Penguins taking mumps precautions; forward Bennett may have virus

By Jason Mackey
Forward Beau Bennett may have the mumps, general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday. The Penguins are hoping that’s the only fallout from news Sunday that captain ...

Rust, Dumoulin score 1st NHL goals in Penguins’ 4-2 victory over Lightning

By Jason Mackey
Forward Bryan Rust and defenseman Brian Dumoulin had surely pictured what their first NHL goals would look or feel like — the sight of the ...

Penguins notebook: Players back team doctors in mumps aftermath

By Josh Yohe
The entire Penguins locker room could have been exposed to mumps because Sidney Crosby was permitted to skate Friday. There was no sense Monday, however, that the Penguins were displeased the team’s medical staff allowed Crosby to skate. Right wing Craig ...

‘Rash of sickness’ hits Crosby, Penguins

By Jason Mackey
The NHL’s mumps outbreak reached a crescendo Sunday when it claimed the league’s biggest name in Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “With what’s going on ...

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NHL notebook: Stem cell clinical trial helps Howe

By Wire Reports
Gordie Howe’s family said the hockey great has made a “miraculous” improvement after he participated in a stem cell clinical trial. For the first time since suffering a stroke, Howe, 86, has been able to walk with minimal effort and …