Ducks @ Penguins: Goligoski out; Guenin in

 

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Alex Goligoski has been ruled out for tonight’s game as the Penguins take on the Anaheim Ducks to conclude their three game homestand. Goligoski did not skate today and will be replaced by Nate Guenin in the lineup. Goligoski was injured near the end of Saturday nights game and will have an MRI today on his knee. Guenin will be paired with Jay McKee. Goligoski joins defensemen Brooks Orpik, Kris Letang and Sergei Gonchar on the shelf. *Forward Tyler Kennedy remains sidelined with a groin injury and did not skate again this morning. Kennedy has not practiced since Thursday, November 5th in Los Angeles. *A few brights spots for the Penguins is that Sergei Gonchar is less than a week from returning. He’s expected to return to the lineup as early as Saturday night against Atlanta. *Max Talbot is progessing and his primary target date for aRead More »

Five players placed on waivers

 

Defensemen Nate Guenin and Deryk Engelland were informed following today’s practice that both players have been placed on waivers. They have joined forwards Ryan Bayda, Chris Conner and Paul Bissonnette on waivers. The Penguins don’t expect Conner, Guenin or Engelland to be claimed. As for defenseman Ben Lovejoy, he saw a

Waiver wire has Penguins concerned

 

There is some serious concern in the organization that the Penguins may lose a needed depth player (or players) through waivers. Keys players such as defensemen Nate Guenin, Deryk Engelland, Chris Lee and forwards, Chris Conner, Paul Bissonnette, Wyatt Smith, and Tim Wallace will all be exposed to the waiver wire. The only players that don’t have to clear waivers are forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Eric Tangradi, Luca Caputi, Joe Vitale, Nick Johnson and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo, Jonathan D’Aversa, and Ben Lovejoy. This has the Penguins shopping

Post-Game Buzz: Lovejoy expected to begin the season in Wilkes Barre

 

Pre-season Game 2: Toronto 4 – Pittsburgh 3 Pittsburgh _ The Penguins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, getting first period goals from Matt Cooke and Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins controlled the play for the first twenty minutes of the game but a 5 minute major penalty by Craig Adams in the second period turned the momentum to the Leafs who went on to score 4 second period goals. Brooks Orpik added a third period goal for the Penguins. The Leafs ended up scoring four goals on just 17 shots against the Penguins. Brent Johnson started the game and was replaced by Marc Andre Fleury in the second period after giving up three goals. * A disappointment on the night was the play of defenseman Ben Lovejoy. He had two ill-advised penalties and was not consistent in his own end. Through the first week of camp, Lovejoy has fallenRead More »