SouthPointe, PA — The Pittsburgh Penguins had concern that Paul Bissonnette would be claimed on waivers and that has been the case as the team confirmed following today’s practice that Bissonnette was claimed by the Phoenix Coyotes. Bissonnette being claimed should not come as much of a surprise. Ryan Bayda, Nate Guenin, Chris Conner, and Deryk Engelland cleared waivers at noon today. All four players have been re-assigned to Wilkes Barre/Scranton. Pittsburgh though made a move, claiming forward Chris Bourque. Bourque is the son of hall-of-famer Raymond Bourque. Bourque will join the Penguins as their 13th forward and practice tomorrow with the team. Bourque, 23, had 73 points last season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. He also added 5 goals – 16 assists for 21 points in 22 post-season games. Bourque spent five seasons in the Washington Capitals organization after being drafted by the Capitals 33rdRead More »
Penguins training camp is winding down, and most of the guys you expert analysts out there figured had a shot are now apartment-hunting in Wilkes-Barre, and with multiple levels of disgust. The lone remaining people’s choice is winger Chris Conner, but the only way Conner sticks is if the Penguins can’t agree to a contract with tryout player Ryan Bayda. Bayda is three inches taller than Conner and more aggressive. Each has a journeyman’s resume.
The Penguins didn‚Äôt put together a 60 minute game but they controlled the play for the first two periods and beat the Philadelphia Fylers 4-2 Tuesday night at the Wachovia Center. Evgeni Malkin scored his 17th goal of the season, and Sidney Crosby added two assists as the dynamic duo played on the same line for the second consecutive game. Head coach Michel Therrien altered the Penguins lines prior to the game, moving gritty forward Matt Cooke up to the first line to play with Malkin and Crosby. The move paid off as Crosby, Cooke and Malkin combined for two goals and two assists. Cooke scored with 36 seconds remaining in the second period to the put the Penguins up 4-1 heading into the third period. Tyler Kennedy (7) and Jordan Staal (14) also scored for the Penguins. Marc Andre Fleury who has struggled of late made 27 saves toRead More »
According to a source, the Penguins are expected to recall Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Bissonnette for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Bissonnette 23, made the Penguins roster out of training camp and appeared in 6 games for the Penguins. In 16 games with the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bissonnette recorded 6 points and 82 penalty minutes.
More to come. Team to take 25 players to SwedenThe 25-man roster for the Sweden trip includes 15 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. The forwards are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotekno, Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Eric Godard, Jeff Taffe, Janne Pesonen, Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette. ¬† The defensemen are Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Mark Eaton, Darryl Sydor, Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski. ¬† The goaltenders are Marc-Andre Fleury, Dany Sabourin and John Curry. Updated: 2:55 p.m. The Latest on Paul Bissonnette