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Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability

By Rob Rossi
The annual lunch was later this summer than usual. When it finally occurred last week, one of us was late by half an hour. The other was a Stanley Cup champion, sitting at a back-wall table, looking pretty comfortable for …

Penguins’ Scuderi offers honest assessment of his 2013-14 performance

By Jason Mackey
Excuses aren’t Rob Scuderi’s style. Neither are lies. Which is why the Penguins defenseman’s assessment of his performance last season, while brutally honest, wasn’t necessarily …

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says aching wrist doing better

By Staff and Wire Reports
ESTERO, Fla. — Penguins center Sidney Crosby’s right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery. The reigning NHL MVP said Friday he’s pleased with the way his wrist has responded to treatment over the summer and is eager …

Penguins backup goaltender Zatkoff eyes new challenge with team

By Jason Mackey
The names might be different, but the challenge remains the same for Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff. Instead of battling Tomas Vokoun to be Marc-Andre Fleury’s …

Now healthy, Penguins’ Bennett eyes bigger role

By Jason Mackey
Beau Bennett went home to California this offseason, expecting to get away from the Penguins. Things didn’t quite work out that way. One of Bennett’s …

Penguins stepping up for ice bucket challenge

By Staff and Wire Reports
The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It’s cold, it’s fun and it’s contagious. But these ice-bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts …

Penguins re-sign Sutter to two-year deal

By Jason Mackey
Brandon Sutter has been busy this offseason, taking a trip to Hawaii and also camping. After signing a two-year, $6.6 million contract Tuesday, the Penguins’ …

Pens executive Peart nabs tech award

By Staff Reports
Penguins executive David Peart has received a major award for his work in devising the Pens Points rewards program. Peart, the club’s senior vice president …

With Spaling locked up, Penguins turn attention to signing Sutter

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins are almost out of salary cap space with an important free agent still unsigned. General manager Jim Rutherford isn’t concerned. Rutherford agreed to …

New Penguins coach to meet with Malkin

By Josh Yohe 11:34 p.m.
Penguins coach Mike Johnston is traveling to Russia this weekend to visit center Evgeni Malkin. What if Malkin can’t reciprocate the visit by reporting to …

Rossi: Johnston must reach Malkin in Moscow

By Rob Rossi
Evgeni Malkin finally is ready to listen, so new Penguins coach Mike Johnston better say all the right words. The season could be at stake. …

Penguins assistant Martin gets new job title

By Chris Adamski
The Penguins’ new regime has given Jacques Martin a new title. Martin, a longtime NHL coach and executive, was named senior advisor of hockey operations Tuesday. The 61-year-old’s duties will include scouting at the NHL level and assessing how the …

Hollidaysburg native Lafferty relishing his chance with Penguins

By Jason Mackey 1:39 p.m.
Dave Weaver normally doesn’t shave his head, but it almost happened when the Penguins drafted his stepson, Sam Lafferty, in the fourth round last month. …

Q&A: New coach Johnston feeling at home with Penguins

By Josh Yohe
It has been a hectic time for Penguins coach Mike Johnston since he was hired June 25. He attended the NHL Draft, provided input into …

Penguins notebook: Kapanen shines in scrimmage

By Josh Yohe
Close to 7,000 fans attended the Penguins’ annual prospect camp scrimmage, many of them intent on seeing the team’s first-round pick. Kasperi Kapanen did not …

Recchi rejoins Pens, this time as a coach

By Chris Adamski
The Penguins brought back another Stanley Cup winner from their early 1990s heyday. Mark Recchi was hired as player development coach, the team announced Friday. Recchi, who had 385 points in 389 games over three stints with the Penguins, fills …

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NHL notebook: Wild’s Vanek helping feds with investigation

By Tribune-Review 1:39 p.m.
• Wild left wing Thomas Vanek said he’s cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in New York. Local media reported Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester, N.Y., to speak with officials. In a statement released by his …