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New Penguins coach to meet with Malkin

By Josh Yohe
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 training camp on time? Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened following last …

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
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 …

Despite management change, familiarity reigns for Penguins prospects

By Josh Yohe
Penguins assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald said he thinks the team’s culture is just fine. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes spoke this week about ownership wanting …

Penguins sign Despres to 2-year deal

By Josh Yohe
Defenseman Simon Despres, who was a restricted free agent, has agreed to terms with the Penguins on a two-year, $1.8 million contract. Despres, who has …

Penguins notebook: Annual development camp scrimmage slated for Saturday

By Chris Adamski
e_SBlt The annual end of Penguins development camp is the scrimmage, which is open to the publicand free of charge Saturday at Consol Energy Center. Doors open at 2 p.m., with faceoff at 3 p.m. Penguins assistant general manager Tom …

Stockpiling talented forwards becomes a priority for Penguins

By Chris Adamski
The Penguins’ quest to acquire and develop longterm, homegrown scoring wingers for elite centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin is soon going to be entering …

Pens organization’s coaches, players using camp to get on same page

By Chris Adamski
One of the organization’s few coaches who survived an offseason purge, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes on Wednesday shed light on what ownership was striving …

Penguins goaltending prospect Jarry is showing promise in net

By Josh Yohe
The education of Tristan Jarry took significant strides this spring. Jarry, the Penguins’ second-round pick in 2013, led the Edmonton Oil Kings to the Western …

Penguins’ Crosby won’t have surgery on ailing wrist

By Josh Yohe
Sidney Crosby isn’t having surgery. Although Crosby has been plagued by wrist pain this summer, the Penguins’ captain will not have a surgical procedure to …

Young Penguins defensemen hope to make impact at NHL level

By Josh Yohe
Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik and Deryk Engelland are gone. Olli Maatta probably won’t be fully recovered from shoulder surgery when the regular season begins. The …

Penguins top prospect Pouliot eyes quick recovery from surgery

By Chris Adamski
Almost halfway through the low-end projection of recovery time from shoulder surgery, Penguins top prospect Derrick Pouliot remained hopeful he could return to the ice …

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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 …