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Penguins trade for Toronto’s Kessel; lose Martin, Comeau via free agency

By Jason Mackey 3:17 p.m.
An hour into NHL free agency Wednesday, the Penguins pulled off the biggest news of the day — with a trade. The Penguins landed Toronto’s Phil Kessel in a blockbuster deal that sent forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Nick Spaling, defenseman …

Shopping season starts up for Penguins amid onset of free agency

By Jason Mackey
This is no time to pout over failing to land Brandon Saad. There’s plenty of work ahead for the Penguins. Probably more than general ...

Penguins notebook: Sheary hoping to return to organization

By Jonathan Bombulie
Penguins prospect Conor Sheary has taken an unusual path to unrestricted free agency. In the spring of 2014, Sheary was wrapping up his career at UMass-Amherst. He was undrafted, undersized at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds and not exactly playing at a ...

Downie, Ehrhoff lead list of likely Penguins leaving in free agency

By Jonathan Bombulie
While busy serving a league-high 238 minutes in penalties last season, winger Steve Downie found time to score 14 goals, seventh most on the Penguins’ ...

Penguins bringing back defenseman Cole with 3-year extension

By Jason Mackey
Ian Cole knew, as a restricted free agent, that there was little chance he’d leave Pittsburgh, especially after leading Penguins defensemen in scoring following his ...

Beaver County daughter, terminally ill mom bond through Penguins hockey

By Jason Mackey
Michelle Hardy has little use for the NHL offseason. Told she has 12 to 18 months to live because of a terminal form of brain ...

Scouts think Penguins could regain luster with minor tinkering

By Jonathan Bombulie
SUNRISE, Fla. — Yes, the Penguins need to find the scoring-line winger they were searching for in the trade market during the NHL Draft over ...

Penguins notebook: GM Rutherford seeks balance at forward

By Jason Mackey
SUNRISE, Fla. — A big splash might not be required, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford insisted. Maybe the spare money goes elsewhere, like into the team’s ...

No team did less than Penguins at NHL Draft

By Jason Mackey
SUNRISE, Fla. — Chairs had been neatly ordered in rows or hauled away entirely. Tablecloths had been removed. Arena workers were busy cleaning up trash. And ...

Penguins take winger Sprong in 2nd round, add 3 more forwards in NHL Draft

By Jonathan Bombulie
SUNRISE, Fla. — It sounds like a grand plan hatched during a clandestine scouting meeting in the days leading up to the NHL Draft. In the ...

Rossi: Penguins didn’t land winger, but it’s no time to panic

By Rob Rossi
SUNRISE, Fla. The NHL Entry Draft is less about bringing in new blood than it is opening hockey’s Silly Season for moves made by general managers with mandates to remake their clubs. Jim Rutherford may have just pulled one over ...

Johnston, assistants reflect on 2014-15 season

By Jason Mackey
SUNRISE, Fla. — Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he and his assistants waited awhile before truly looking back on the 2014-15 season. “We did a thorough ...

Penguins deflect trade inquiries, decide to stand pat during NHL Draft

By Jason Mackey
SUNRISE, Fla. — Finding interested parties has not been a problem. Consummating a deal? That didn’t happen for Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford on Day ...

Rossi: Gonchar is what Pens need

By Rob Rossi
SUNRISE, Fla. — Nobody from the Penguins was in their hotel lobby when Sergei Gonchar showed up to greet members of his inner circle Friday ...

Pouliot seeks to improve fitness with grueling workout regimen

By Jonathan Bombulie
SUNRISE, Fla. — One of the projects Penguins coach Mike Johnston undertook this summer was pointing young defenseman Derrick Pouliot in the right offseason direction ...

Follow the NHL Draft live

By Tribune-Review
Florida is where the action is tonight as the Penguins and 29 other teams shape their rosters at the NHL draft. Trib Total Media’s Penguins reporting team has it covered. Stay tuned to the Chipped Ice blog where staff writer ...

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Blackhawks deal Gibsonia native Saad to Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press
The Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free …