Morning Pens Buzz: Bortuzzo making his mark; Reese earns high praise from Bylsma

MORNING PENS BUZZ In five games, Robert Bortuzzo is showing why the organization opted to keep him over the likes of Brian Strait and Ben Lovejoy. He brings elements the Penguins have lacked on their blueline and he’s a unique defenseman at 6-foot-4 who plays physical and can skate well. Bortuzzo made his mark Thursday

Rookie Tournament Buzz: Jeffrey getting rave reviews

Rookie Tournament Buzz Word out of Penguins circles is that Dustin Jeffrey and Geoff Walker have been the two best players on the ice in the Penguins 2010 Rookie tournament. Zach Sill has also been a standout.  Jeffrey who has three goals in the tournament, is doing what he has to do as some of the

Farm Report: Penguins interested in grooming Dustin Jeffrey into a left winger

Johnson back at full health Right winger Nick Johnson (6ft2, 200lbs), is regarded by many NHL scouts as the Penguins most under-rated prospect. Johnson plays a strong two-way game and caught the eye of many members in the organization this past September, when Johnson pushed for a roster spot out of camp. Johnson likely would

Penguins prospect camp: Day 4

The Pittsburgh Penguins top prospects returned to the ice this afternoon as they went through their 4th day of conditioning. The first two ice sessions centered around drills, instruction, attention to details, while “On-ice testing” was conducted today.

Prospect Nick Johnson among top performers on day 1

Prospect Nick Johnson (2004, 3rd round pick) has the look of a player ready to build off of what was a strong playoff run to end his first professional season. Top 5 Performers from Day 1 1. RW Nick Johnson (2004, 3rd round pick) *Notes from Today’s Skate – Beaming with confidence and looked a