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Penguins continue to thrive, despite spate of ailments

By Josh Yohe 1:12 a.m.
Penguins coach Mike Johnston isn’t one for hyperbole. Johnston, however, took a moment Wednesday for a long-winded appreciation for his players. The Penguins remain atop the Eastern Conference despite dealing with a mumps outbreak, cancer, blood clots, a potentially serious ...

With 3 more players possibly affected, Pens’ mumps fight escalates

By Jason Mackey and Adam Smeltz 12:14 a.m.
While Children’s Hospital sought to tamp down any potential impact of Penguins forward Beau Bennett’s presence there, the Penguins ramped up how they’re dealing with ...

Penguins notebook: Kunitz tests foot by skating during practice

By Josh Yohe
Left wing Chris Kunitz, whose broken foot has healed, skated with the Penguins during Wednesday’s practice at Consol Energy Center. Kunitz hasn’t been cleared to play in a game and, coach Mike Johnston said, isn’t likely to play Thursday against Colorado. Still, ...

Mumps confirmed for Penguins’ Bennett; team intern also affected

By Jason Mackey
Beau Bennett officially was diagnosed with mumps Monday. He’s not alone, Trib Total Media has learned. A Penguins intern who gathers sound in locker rooms also ...

Penguins defenseman Letang having best season in new system

By Jason Mackey
Paul Coffey’s son, Blake, is a 16-year-old defenseman and doesn’t exactly lack for someone to model his game after. Still, one of his favorites is Penguins ...

Penguins player might have exposed Children’s Hospital patients to mumps

By Adam Smeltz  and Jason Mackey
A Penguins player might have exposed an undetermined number of young patients to mumps last week in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where doctors ...

Penguins taking mumps precautions; forward Bennett may have virus

By Jason Mackey
Forward Beau Bennett may have the mumps, general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday. The Penguins are hoping that’s the only fallout from news Sunday that captain ...

Rust, Dumoulin score 1st NHL goals in Penguins’ 4-2 victory over Lightning

By Jason Mackey
Forward Bryan Rust and defenseman Brian Dumoulin had surely pictured what their first NHL goals would look or feel like — the sight of the ...

Penguins notebook: Players back team doctors in mumps aftermath

By Josh Yohe
The entire Penguins locker room could have been exposed to mumps because Sidney Crosby was permitted to skate Friday. There was no sense Monday, however, that the Penguins were displeased the team’s medical staff allowed Crosby to skate. Right wing Craig ...

‘Rash of sickness’ hits Crosby, Penguins

By Jason Mackey
The NHL’s mumps outbreak reached a crescendo Sunday when it claimed the league’s biggest name in Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “With what’s going on ...

Penguins star Crosby’s mystery malady is confirmed as mumps

By Josh Yohe
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined the growing number of players in the National Hockey League to contract mumps, but team officials said they don’t ...

Penguins’ Maatta to seek second opinion for shoulder

By Rob Rossi
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will seek a second opinion this week in hopes of avoiding a second shoulder surgery, multiple sources said Sunday. Maatta is ...

Blue Jackets prevail over Penguins in shootout

By Jason Mackey
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Penguins are without their captain and his two linemates, a group that has been one of the NHL’s most productive over ...

Penguins notebook: Johnston stands by decision on Crosby

By Jason Mackey
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coach Mike Johnston had no update regarding additional test results on captain Sidney Crosby. He did, however, defend the Penguins’ decision to allow ...

Despres leads Penguins over Flames with offense, hitting

By Josh Yohe
With so much skill out of the lineup, the Penguins opted for a more physical approach against Calgary. Defenseman Simon Despres led the way. Despres delivered a ...

Penguins notebook: Crosby to miss 2 games as precautionary measure

By Jason Mackey
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby missed Friday’s game against the Calgary Flames as a precautionary measure and also won’t play at Columbus on Saturday. Crosby was sick ...

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NHL notebook: Predators’ Neal fined $2,000 for embellishment

By Wire Reports
The NHL fined Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league’s revised rule against diving and embellishing. Neal, a former Penguins forward, was issued a warning after an infraction at St. Louis on Nov. 13. No penalty was called …