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Penguins re-sign Megna, Samuelsson to 1-year deals

By Josh Yohe
Two of the more promising young players in the Penguins’ system, forward Jayson Megna and defenseman Philip Samuelsson, were re-signed Thursday. Each player was a restricted free agent and received one-year, two-way deals. Megna, who has five goals in 36 …

Based on glowing recommendation, Pens hire Agnew as assistant

By Josh Yohe
Penguins coach Mike Johnston, eager to find the final member of his staff, gave St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock a call. Hitchcock made a …

Penguins are saying captain Crosby’s right wrist may need surgery

By Josh Yohe
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is dealing with right wrist discomfort, though a decision on having surgery to alleviate the problem hasn’t been made. He would …

New general manager Rutherford, Penguins in favor of short-term deals

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins aren’t interested in long-term relationships these days. General manager Jim Rutherford has signed six unrestricted free agents who could play prominent roles for …

New Penguins winger Spaling files for arbitration

By Josh Yohe
Penguins right wing Nick Spaling has filed for salary arbitration. He was one of 20 NHL restricted free agents to file before the 5 p.m. deadline on Saturday. The other Penguins’ restricted free agents — center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Simon …

Pens hope to reach long-term deal with Brandon Sutter

By Josh Yohe
In the past four days, the Penguins have lost 10 players who saw NHL game action last season to free agency. That doesn’t include right …

Downie: Joining Penguins ‘made sense’

By Josh Yohe
Joining the Penguins was a no-brainer for Steve Downie. The 27-year-old right wing wanted to play for his old coach, Rick Tocchet, in a city …

Former Predators winger Hornqvist embraces recent trade to Penguins

By Josh Yohe
Patric Hornqvist never played with star forwards in Nashville, but don’t expect him to be star-struck this season. Hornqvist said Thursday that while he never …

Penguins sign controversial Downie to bring an edge to squad

By Josh Yohe
Rick Tocchet was added as a Penguins assistant coach partially because of his ability to discipline. Exhibit A just walked back into Tocchet’s life. Forward …

Defenseman Ehrhoff excited about opportunity with Penguins

By Josh Yohe
Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff knows all about playoff disappointments, having spent most of his career with Vancouver and San Jose. He wants to win a Stanley Cup and said he believes the Penguins provide him with the best opportunity. That’s why …

Starkey: Orpik was one of a kind

By Joe Starkey
On the weirdness-in-Washington scale, nothing could top Jaromir Jagr in a Capitals jersey. That was downright frightening. Brooks Orpik wearing Capitals “44” will come close, …

At start of free agency, Penguins general manager changes plan

By Josh Yohe
The heavy lifting will be left to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins improved their blue line and goaltending situations on the opening day …

Familiar Penguins faces say goodbye via free agency

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins’ overhaul continued Tuesday when they lost six players in free agency. Defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik left for division rival Washington, while …

Starkey: NHL goes mad

By Joe Starkey
What a day. What a bizarre, entertaining and wholly unprecedented day. It wasn’t the first time NHL general managers lost their minds on the first …

Kulemin, Pouliot among top targets for Penguins in NHL free agency

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins currently have seven forwards signed to NHL contracts. That number could change dramatically Tuesday. NHL teams are free to sign unrestricted free agents …

Penguins coach Johnston takes backseat during free agency

By Josh Yohe
Mike Johnston won’t have much input on his roster. The Penguins new coach was merely an observer during the NHL Draft in Philadelphia last weekend …

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NHL notebook: AHL changes rules for OT, fighting

By Wire Reports
• The AHL approved rule changes to overtime and for fighting penalties. The changes will take effect for the 2014-15 season. Sudden-death overtime will be seven minutes during the regular season. Teams will change ends at the start of overtime …

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