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15:21  15 october  2019
15:21  15 october  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Crosby will play in Penguins' season opener

  Crosby will play in Penguins' season opener Pittsburgh Penguins fans can exhale. Sidney Crosby will suit up for the club's season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Wednesday. "Sid is good to go," Sullivan told reporters. Crosby had been day-to-day after blocking a shot during the team's preseason finale Saturday against the Sabres. He was held out of practice Sunday as a precaution but took part in Tuesday's full on-ice session. The two-timeSidney Crosby will suit up for the club's season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Wednesday.

Another move the Penguins made Monday was to call up Jake Guentzel, the top scorer in the American Hockey League and one of their top two Steve Oleksy, Tom Kuhnhackl and Eric Fear were the Penguins scratches. … The Capitals were without defenseman John Carlson, who was hurt

All the Penguins had to do was survive a seven-game Eastern Conference final that needed an It is a mobile unit that moves the puck quickly and efficiently, and is equally adept at producing goals The obvious way to keep the Nashville defensemen from getting involved in the offense is to keep play in

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Over the weekend, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman relayed the sentiment from Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford that he is “not really that excited” about the names available on the trade market. It’s an echo of comments that the veteran executive made this summer about teams being unwilling to part with value or make a deal that he felt was a fair swap. Hoping to make a deal from their depth, the Penguins entered the season with a surplus of defensemen and a shortage of cap space. That need to make a trade has only been exacerbated by both injuries to the forward corps as well as the unexpected emergence of John Marino as an affordable NHL option on the blue line. Rutherford remains on the hunt for a trade, but thus far to no avail.

Galchenyuk to be game-time decision for Penguins' opener

  Galchenyuk to be game-time decision for Penguins' opener Alex Galchenyuk's debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins could have to wait. The 25-year-old forward is a game-time decision for the club's season opener Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres, head coach Mike Sullivan announced. Galchenyuk was limited to just one preseason contest and is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Pittsburgh acquired Galchenyuk from the Arizona Coyotes on June 29 as part of the Phil Kessel trade. He'll likely slotThe 25-year-old forward is a game-time decision for the club's season opener Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres, head coach Mike Sullivan announced.

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The Penguins know you can never have too many NHL-capable defensemen around, so if Justin Schultz can't go in Game 3, Mark Streit It has already had a profound effect on them. Combined with the Senators penchant for clogging things up, the Penguins have had much of their speed game

With that said, the equilibrium of the trade market shifted Monday with the announcement by the Arizona Coyotes that dependable defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson would be missing three months with a broken leg. The timing could not have been better for the Penguins, as Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that Arizona management was on hand in Winnipeg to watch the Jets host the Pens on Sunday ahead of their own matchup on Tuesday. The ‘Yotes are now another team that could be interested in acquiring a Penguins defenseman, particularly as they need to replace the solid defensive play of Hjalmarsson. Stay-at-home defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who was a healthy scratch for the Penguins last game, is one of the names available and would seemingly be a good fit in the desert. Arizona could also be interested in a cheaper addition such as veteran Chad Ruhwedel or young Juuso Riikola. Of course, the player that most Penguins fans would like to be rid of is Jack Johnson – and the four years and $13 million remaining on his contract – but it remains a long shot that Pittsburgh will be able to trade Johnson without giving up another valuable piece of its own, whether it is dealing with Arizona or otherwise.

Malkin calls Penguins' opening loss to Sabres 'a wake-up call'

  Malkin calls Penguins' opening loss to Sabres 'a wake-up call' Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn't pleased with his team's preparedness in its season-opening loss at home to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. "Exhibition games are done. It’s real games right now," Malkin said, according to The Athletic's Josh Yohe. "It’s for sure a wake-up call. We need to understand every team is dangerous right now. It doesn’t matter if it’s Buffalo (or) if it’s Washington. "We need to learn (from) how we played tonight and play better, for sure. Like, 100 percent better.”Conor Sheary, a former Penguin, opened the scoring for Buffalo just five minutes in, and the Penguins never seemed to find their footing.

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The first time they did it, defenseman Matt Niskanen was ejected less than six minutes into the game for cross-checking Sidney Crosby, so using seven blue-liners was a success simply because Washington wasn’t left too shorthanded. In Game 4, using seven defensemen backfired when Orpik

  • Another deviation from Rutherford’s comments comes in the form of a report that he has taken a liking to an available player. Dan Kingerski or Pittsburgh Hockey Now cites a league source that says the Penguins have talked to the New York Islanders about Josh Ho-Sang. The ostracized young forward has struggled to find a role with New York early in his pro career, and after once again failing to make the Isles out of camp, he was instructed by GM Lou Lamoriello not to report to the AHL, but instead to wait for the team to find him a new home via trade. On one hand, the Islanders’ willingness to move Ho-Sang and the fact that he was already available on waivers this season means that the asking price is likely low. On the other hand, this means that Rutherford could solve his need for help up front, but would be unlikely to find a taker for one of his defensemen in the Islanders. Ho-Sang would be a good fit in Pittsburgh as a player with NHL experience and skill who can move back and forth between the AHL. However, it remains to be seen if Rutherford is willing to make a trade in which one of his nine NHL defensemen isn't headed the other way.
  • The timeline for Evgeni Malkin’s return from injury remains “uncertain”, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston this weekend. Malkin was injured when he went down awkwardly after a hit earlier this month, and the Penguins have not updated his status with any concrete timeline. Johnston expects that Malkin will be out at least a month, dating back to when the injury occurred, which means there is hope he could return in early November. This would be the best-case scenario, however, and Pittsburgh is unlikely to rush him back, even in light of the three other regular forwards currently shelved by injuries. Malkin was not himself at times last season, and his 21 goals in 68 games was far from the expectation. The Penguins would likely rather he take his time with recovery and get back to full strength before the second half and hopeful playoff run.
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Malkin practices in non-contact jersey, hopes to return Saturday vs. Oilers .
The Pittsburgh Penguins could have blue-chip forward Evgeni Malkin back as early as Nov. 2 against the Edmonton Oilers. Malkin, who suffered a leg injury during Pittsburgh's second game of the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets, skated in a non-contact jersey at practice Monday. "I skated last week every day. I feel good," the 33-year-old said following Monday's skate. "I miss the ice, so much. I missed the last three weeks. It's a littleMalkin, who suffered a leg injury during Pittsburgh's second game of the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets, skated in a non-contact jersey at practice Monday.

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