Player News - Penguins

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Sidney Crosby (upper body) did skate on Friday.

Crosby wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice, but apparently he skated on his own instead. He missed Thursday's contest.
Nov 16 - 3:22 PM

Matt Cullen has received a $1,000 fine for tripping Tampa Bay’s J.T. Miller on Thursday.

Cullen received a minor penalty for the incident. It was his first penalty minutes in 17 games this season.
Nov 16 - 2:04 PM

Sidney Crosby (upper body) didn't participate in Friday's practice.

Crosby also missed Thursday's game. He's expected to be sidelined for about a week.
Nov 16 - 12:27 PM

Patric Hornqvist scored two goals and registered an assist in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay Thursday night.

That brings Hornqvist up to seven goals and 10 points in 17 games in 2018-19. He's on pace to get about 34 goals, which would be a career-high for him. That being said, he had roughly the same goals-per-game pace in 2017-18, but finished with 29 markers because he was limited to 70 games.
Nov 16 - 5:41 AM

Matt Murray allowed four goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Murray was put in a good spot by his teammates, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Unfortunately, Brayden Point's goal with three seconds left in the opening period sent him into a downward spiral. It's Murray's fifth straight loss, dropping his record to 4-5-1 with a 3.90 goals-against-average and a .883 save percentage.
Nov 15 - 9:50 PM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and assisted on another in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With the Penguins working a power play, Kessel fired off a wrister from the right circle that Patric Hornqvist tipped in to open the scoring midway through the opening period. Kessel then followed that up with a power play goal of his own just over three minutes later. The Penguins collapsed after that, giving up a natural hat trick to Brayden Point in a span of just 91 seconds. The 31-year-old Kessel finds himself at nine goals and 21 points in 17 games this season.
Nov 15 - 9:43 PM

Tanner Pearson will make his debut with Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Pearson will play on the top line with Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Sidney Crosby is out due to injury, so Pearson's combination should get plenty of ice time.
Nov 15 - 6:42 PM

Matt Murray will be the Penguins' starter Thursday night.

Murray will make his first start since he gave up four goals on 27 shots on Nov. 5. He's struggled this season with a 3.87 GAA and .886 save percentage in nine contests.
Nov 15 - 11:53 AM

Sidney Crosby (upper body) will miss Thursday's game.

Crosby is expected to be out for about a week. The good news is that the Penguins have specified that his upper-body injury is not a concussion.
Nov 15 - 11:52 AM

Derek Grant has been brought up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

Grant has split his time in the NHL and AHL this campaign. He has appeared in six games with Pittsburgh and has four points in five minor-league outings.
Nov 14 - 5:55 PM

Sidney Crosby is being evaluated for an upper-body injury

Crosby did not take part in Wednesday's practice and now we know why. He collected two assists in 21:32 of ice time versus New Jersey on Tuesday night.
Nov 14 - 1:28 PM

Los Angeles has traded Tanner Pearson to Pittsburgh in exchange for Carl Hagelin.

Pearson has struggled this season with one assist in 17 games, but could get a chance to play with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. That should provide him with a significant fantasy boost. He is worth keeping an eye on now. Pearson displayed some promise in 2016-17 when he scored 24 goals and recorded 44 points in 80 contests.
Nov 14 - 12:11 PM

Pittsburgh has signed GM Jim Rutherford to a three-year contract extension.

Rutherford's new deal will run through the 2021-22 season. He is in his fifth season with the Penguins. According to NHL Stats team, Rutherford ranks eighth in NHL history among general managers in both career wins (850) and games managed (1,834).
Nov 14 - 11:20 AM

Sidney Crosby assisted on both of Pittsburgh's goals in a 4-2 loss to the Devils Tuesday night.

Crosby is on a three-game point streak. He has eight goals and 19 points in 16 games this season. That's obviously a great start, though it has been overshadowed by some of the amazing runs other players have been on thus far. In fact, Crosby is just outside of the top-20 in the scoring race.
Nov 14 - 7:25 AM

Jake Guentzel scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday.

Guentzel has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has six goals and 12 points in 16 contests in 2018-19. That's a pretty encouraging start after he was limited to 48 points last season.
Nov 14 - 7:23 AM

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