Source: Penguins brass in attendance last week came away with a high opinion of Oilers d-man Jeff Petry


PETRY, ZIDLICKY ON PENGUINS RADAR? Penguins GM Jim Rutherford and assistant general manager Bill Guerin were among the prominent front office members who traveled with the team on last week’s three game Western road trip and while the Penguins have been getting a read on the right handed d-man market over the last several weeks, one player left a strong impression on the Penguins brass.

Prospect update: Penguins sign Joe Vitale to a one year contract


The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed prospect Joe Vitale to a one year entry level contract. Vitale will report to Wilkes Barre. Vitale, was the Penguins 7th round draft choice in the 2005 draft. In 40 games this season with Northeastern University, Vitale had 7 goals – 20 assists – 27 points. Vitale finished his four years at Northeastern University with 34 goals and 60 assists for 94 points, which ranks 48th in Huskies history Vitale is regarded as a

NFL: Steelers considering Justin Miller?; Update on McFadden, Carr & more


The Pittsburgh Steelers pursuit for a kick returner continues. The team has been kicking the tires on Titans KR Chris Carr who has visited the Lions, Vikings, Rams and Patriots. Sources indicate Carr had a scheduled visit with the Steelers on Tuesday but it was cancelled. Carr, 25, has been one of the Steelers top priorities but is seeking an opportunity to be a top 3 cornerback which makes him signing with Pittsburgh unlikely.

NHL: Fedotenko off the 1st line


Penguins head coach Michel Therrien shuffled his lines in practice moving Pascal Dupuis up to the first line and dropping Ruslan Fedotenko to the third line. Tyler Kennedy skated with Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins fourth line consisted of Paul Bissonnette ‚Äì Mike Zigomanis ‚Äì Godard. Bissonnette and Godard are expected to play against the Flyers. Petr Sykora will be a game-time decision. The coaching staff has also explored the possibility of Tyler Kennedy playing left wing on Crosby’s line when Sykora returns to the lineup

NFL: Harrison fined 20K


League officials have slapped Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker James Harrison with a $20,000 fine for comments he made following last Sunday night’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Harrison who leads the Steelers with 6.5 sacks had this say regarding a questionable roughing the passer call: “Ridiculous call,” Harrison said of the penalty. “You don’t make a call like that. Unless (the official) might have money on it.” Source: Fox Sports