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Penguins forward Megna’s skill set might be perfect fit

By Jason Mackey
Jayson Megna tapped the puck to a defenseman, got it back, then took off for the start of a drill Sunday during Penguins training camp at Consol Energy Center. In a flash, Megna darted from the right circle to the …

Penguins’ Rutherford hopes to raise Cup again

By Josh Yohe
Jim Rutherford was done. Five decades of NHL involvement had been rewarding, and two decades of running the Carolina Hurricanes had produced a Stanley Cup …

Penguins notebook: Carcillo hopes to give team physical edge

By Josh Yohe
Many in the Penguins’ organization believe a lack of physical play was a problem last season. Forward Daniel Carcillo, with the Penguins on a tryout contract, believes he can help. Carcillo doesn’t think the Penguins necessarily were soft last season, …

Inside the glass: Penguins’ Martin, Ehrhoff look comfortable together

By Josh Yohe
• It was difficult to ignore how good defensemen Paul Martin and Christian Ehrhoff looked playing together on the power play Sunday. The duo appeared to have immediate chemistry, and it’s possible Martin and Ehrhoff will be paired together when …

Inside the glass: Sutter takes puck to face

By Jason Mackey
Penguins center Brandon Sutter took a puck to the face late in the first of two practices Saturday at Consol Energy Center. He returned after about a five-minute absence — in enough time for Sutter to rejoin his teammates as …

Penguins notebook: Crosby sits, could be out ‘couple days’

By Jason Mackey
The news wasn’t so pleasant this time. Penguins center Sidney Crosby was held out of practice Saturday because of an undisclosed injury, the same one he played through Friday. Coach Mike Johnston said he learned about 30 minutes before practice …

Finally healthy, Letang looking to make his presence felt as a leader

By Jason Mackey
Few players possess the frame of reference the past couple of seasons have provided Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Even fewer possess Letang’s considerable hockey skill. …

Penguins notebook: Crosby practices, feels better

By Josh Yohe
Sidney Crosby surprised Penguins staff by appearing on the ice at training camp Friday. Crosby, whose name wasn’t listed on the roster handed out to …

Inside the glass: Johnston’s opening practice grueling

By Josh Yohe
• The Penguins had already undergone a grueling practice — far more rigorous than anything witnessed during the Dan Bylsma era — when coach Mike Johnston surprised his players by administering the annual conditioning drill. When it was over, even …

Penguins’ new 3rd jersey similar to early 1990s version

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins released their third jerseys at 9:19 Friday morning on Twitter, in a panoramic video of captain Sidney Crosby wearing it. The jersey could …

Crosby, Malkin to miss start of Penguins camp

By Jason Mackey
The answer to the million-dollar question of how first-year Penguins coach Mike Johnston will handle franchise centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to …

Penguins notebook: Hornqvist, Spaling will lead by example

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins were attracted to Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling because of their reputations for being positive locker room influences. Just don’t expect them to be terribly vocal. Hornqvist and Spaling are joining what has been described by Penguins management …

Penguins’ Johnston eager to open 1st camp

By Josh Yohe
Mike Johnston spent his summer getting to know his players. Now it is time to teach them. The first-year Penguins coach avoided showcasing his system …

Penguins notebook: Martin not concerned about expiring contract

By Josh Yohe
Penguins defenseman Paul Martin is less than 10 months away from becoming an unrestricted free agent, which likely will lead to trade speculation this season. …

Rossi: At start, are Pens already finished?

By Rob Rossi
Here come the Penguins, back from an offseason that began with ownership’s corporate-style hostile takeover and ended with none of that Cup-or-bust pressure that used …

Penguins goalie prospects push each other amid friendly competition

By Jason Mackey
For two players trying to climb the organizational depth chart at the same position, goaltenders Tristan Jarry and Matt Murray sure don’t act like it. They’re roommates in London, Ontario, the same as the past two development camps in Pittsburgh. …

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NHL notebook: Wild’s Vanek helping feds with investigation

By Tribune-Review
• 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 …