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Russian winger Plotnikov could join Penguins in August

By Jason Mackey
It appears Sergei Plotnikov is ready to begin his NHL career. Like tomorrow, if possible. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday that Plotnikov, the Russian winger the Penguins signed on Wednesday, has informed the team he could arrive in Pittsburgh as ...

New Penguin Kessel’s shot is what makes him special

By Jason Mackey
Phil Kessel can’t explain it. Firing shot after shot in his parents’ basement is the closest he can come to nailing down why he possesses ...

Ex-teammates say Kessel unfairly criticized

By Jonathan Bombulie
In the 412 area code, the Phil Kessel trade has been hailed as a crowning achievement for the Penguins. They acquired an elite scoring winger at minimal cost. It’s a can’t-miss proposition. In the 416 area code, it’s a different ...

Hurricanes owner rips Rutherford, Penguins

By Jason Mackey
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford won the day in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, but he took a beating in Carolina. In speaking to reporters in Raleigh, N.C., ...

Penguins’ Kessel ‘thrilled’ with chance to play with Crosby, Malkin

By Jason Mackey
Perhaps this best demonstrates Phil Kessel’s excitement to be a Pittsburgh Penguin: The winger, known throughout the NHL as someone who doesn’t exactly welcome the ...

Rossi: Rutherford shines as old boss pouts

By Rob Rossi
It’s called a record. And the goalie in Jim Rutherford probably would have battled to defend it Wednesday. The Goalie has a job: stop shots. ...

Penguins sign defensive prospect

By Jonathan Bombulie
The Penguins added to their defensive depth Thursday, signing free agent Will O’Neill to a one-year contract. A 6-foot-1, 205-pound Massachusetts native, O’Neill had 10 goals, 48 points and 74 penalty minutes with Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate in St. John’s last season. ...

Penguins get their man in making trade with Toronto for Kessel

By Jason Mackey
The wait was worth it for Jim Rutherford. The process to acquire Phil Kessel, as the Penguins general manager did Wednesday, started more than a month ...

Starkey: Rutherford hits jackpot with Kessel

By Joe Starkey
Assuming he stays healthy — and he hasn’t missed a game in five years, playing all 483 of them, including playoffs — Penguins winger Phil ...

Penguins notebook: Rutherford proves savvy in deal

By Jonathan Bombulie
Acquiring an all-star winger without giving up one of the organization’s top two young defensemen was Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford’s greatest trick Wednesday. His ...

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 ...

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NHL notebook: St. Louis retires after 16-year career

By Wire Reports
Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, …