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Malkin, Hornqvist return to Penguins lineup vs. Coyotes

By Jason Mackey 11:27 a.m.
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will return for the Penguins’ Saturday afternoon game against the Arizona Coyotes at Consol Energy Center, coach Mike Johnston said this morning. “They’re going to be in today,” Johnston said. “Both of them are ready …

Players respect coach, refuse to blame Johnston

By Josh Yohe
Mike Johnston isn’t about to change. The Penguins are playing their worst hockey of the season and the playoffs are less than three weeks away, but ...

Penguins coach Johnston’s mother dies

By Jason Mackey
Penguins coach Mike Johnston’s 81-year-old mother, Sheila Margaret (Mickey) Johnston, died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the Penguins announced via Twitter last night. Johnston will coach ...

Penguins’ protracted slump continues with 5-2 loss at Carolina

By Jason Mackey
RALEIGH, N.C. — Rob Scuderi blamed himself for an own-zone turnover that led to the Carolina Hurricanes’ first goal Thursday night at PNC Arena. “We had ...

Penguins notebook: Malkin likely to return Saturday

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins are hoping the return of one player in particular can change their fortunes. “If that one player is Evgeni Malkin,” defenseman Rob Scuderi said, ...

Penguins defensemen Letang, Martin embrace heavy workload

By Josh Yohe
Only six NHL players have played more minutes per game than defenseman Kris Letang this season. His defense partner, Paul Martin, isn’t far behind. They won’t ...

Penguins notebook: Staal insists he never asked for trade to Penguins

By Jason Mackey
RALEIGH, N.C. — Jordan Staal heard the chatter. And, really, how could he have not? He won a Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh. He was a key player and a fan favorite, too. Would he be going back via trade? “I heard about it,” ...

Penguins notebook: Adams says fight was to counter Blues’ brutish tactics

By Josh Yohe
Right wing Craig Adams knew the Penguins were playing well while leading 2-0 in the second period against St. Louis on Tuesday. He also sometimes subscribes ...

Steen’s overtime goal boosts Blues over Penguins, 3-2

By Josh Yohe
Losing for a fifth time in six games isn’t pleasant. Blowing a two-goal lead at home wasn’t enjoyable for the Penguins, either. Still, earning a point ...

Penguins, Blues players adjust to roles with new teams

By Jason Mackey
The examples were everywhere. Robert Bortuzzo watched from the bench as Penguins players, one at a time, skated over to say hello. Groups gathered around Bortuzzo’s locker ...

Penguins notebook: Ehrhoff exits early again after hitting his head

By Jason Mackey
Deploying seven defensemen and 11 forwards as the Penguins did Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues lasted just 5 minutes, 7 seconds when defenseman Christian Ehrhoff made an early exit. Ehrhoff, who missed 19 of the Penguins’ past 24 games, appeared ...

Fast starts hold key for Penguins down the stretch

By Jason Mackey
“We need a good start.” Those are five simple words, frequently repeated by Penguins players. For good reason, too. The Penguins’ success this season largely has ...

Penguins’ Dupuis will not return this season

By Jason Mackey
Penguins coach Mike Johnston said in an “In the Room” video the team posted on Twitter on Monday that “Pascal Dupuis won’t play for us this season.” This offers a different, and much less optimistic, timeline than what general manager Jim ...

NHL scoring continues its decline in March

By Josh Yohe
PHOENIX — Sidney Crosby was amazed by the news. The Penguins captain just had been informed that five NHL games had ended in shutouts Saturday night. ...

Penguins notebook: Malkin, Hornqvist skate with team

By Jason Mackey
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist returned to practice for the Penguins — but only as a matter of logistics. The Penguins practiced Sunday night at Southpointe, and Malkin and Hornqvist skated because it was their only opportunity to do so. “We ...

Despite adversity, Penguins at ease

By Josh Yohe
These are stressful times for the Penguins, who had lost four consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season entering Saturday. A locker room ...

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NHL notebook: Kings recall high-salaried center Richards from AHL

By The Associated Press
The Kings recalled Mike Richards from their AHL affiliate, two months after the $69 million center’s high-profile demotion. • Predators forward Craig Smith was fined $5,000 for high-sticking. — AP …