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— When Nick Bjugstad was not involved in the Jason Zucker trade this past February, it caught the attention of rival executives. Bill Guerin a huge Bjugstad fan, had been coveting Bjugstad for months in talks surrounding Zucker, but Guerin who has an abundance amount of contacts in the Penguins organization, knew what others knew, something was not right with Bjugstad physically and all along teams were aware he was dealing with a back issue.
As reported here a number of times, there’s been chatter in league circles since around December that Bjugstad was trying to recover and play through a core muscle/herniated disc type issue that doctors believe was linked to the herniated disc surgery he had in 2015. Jim Rutherford said today Bjugstad had surgery this week that will rule him out for this season.
(–The Penguins later this afternoon have now provided official details, saying Bjugstad had spinal surgery for a herniated disc–)
— The organization had big expectations for Bjugstad when acquired in February 2019 and even dating back to last summer where Bjugstad was the player the Penguins got asked about most often in trade talks. The Penguins opponent, Montreal Canadians in the return to play format, tried multiple times last summer to acquire Bjugstad and there were a couple others.
This ended up being such a lost season for Bjugstad who appeared in 13 games, totaling 1 goal and 1 assist. The spinal surgery was the second herniated disc surgery Bjugstag has had in the last 62 months.
Bjugstad with one season left on his contract, carries a $4.1 million cap hit next season but here’s the kicker, he’s owed $5.25 million in salary.
Jim Rutherford talked today that Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux will continue to spend to the cap but Burkle is a business man. Just like employees being furloughed, top earning executives taking massive 40-50% paycuts, the head coach taking around what could end up being a $7[00,000 paycut when things are all said and done, per sources, there’s going be a desire to cut some player salaries when it comes to non-core players eating up unnecessary dollars.[/hide]
For now, Bjugstad is scheduled to be the 5th highest earner next season in actual cash owed behind Sidney Crosby ($9.6M), Evgeni Malkin ($9.5M ), Kris Letang ($7.25M), and Patric Hornqvist ($5.3M)
— General Managers have been told by the league there will be two exhibition games prior to the best-of-5 play-in series.
— Unlimited number of goaltenders being allow on return to play rosters will allow Casey DeSmith to be rostered. Hopefully he’ll remember his passport if the Penguins are sent to a Canadian hub city.
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PK Subban donated 50K to George Floyd’s Daughter… the NHL matched. Pure class
… in 3… 2… 1…
So does zeroTool and the rest of the Fat DemocRATS
Jesus Christ what a lonely racist loser hahahahaha
I’m not being racist just making fun of you dumb fuckkss agenda that’s being pushed. All of a sudden covid-19 is forgotten. The way coronavirus was man made and was more of a economic war then virus war between China and USA This black lives movement was a Democrat move after Trump looking better then Biden. Obviously you don’t see that because you are too busy on your knees changing Trudeau’s socks on a daily basis. I heard he is separated from his wife and when she had covid-19 that was just a cover up since he is in love… Read more »
Covid still here, the injustice was bigger, you don’t need to be much older than 7 to rationalize it. As for your racism… it’s clear as day.. “We live in a era of white Genocide Becoming minority around the world to all these freeloaders” You said this complaining about a black athlete asking white athletes to speak up. You’re fucken garbage Sam. This isn’t a hockey jab, this has nothing to do with the Penguins or a rebuttal of your dumb fucken conspiracies… you’re racist fucken trash! Absolute slime! It’s not a Trudeau thing, not a right vs left… you’re… Read more »
You and the rest of the libtards will be the cause of the end of humanity one day. Have fun supporting your Beta Male PM
Trash! Racist trash!
That is how your mom can afford your multiple accounts.
Get lost fatso. Go make some donuts already
Tell your mom to stop eating all the doughnuts.
Why were the cops in the surveillance footage that arrested him different than the police in the actual incident?
Whats the odds CNN reporter that got arrested by cops was black
This is an agenda pushed by filthy democRATS.
All of a sudden covid-19 is no longer a news and this black lives matter crap is more important
Only sheeps like zerotool, Stan and npl believes in this fake news
What are the odds Sam(e)?
Covid is absolutely news you little racist, I fear for the spike that will like come from this but if cops just stopped murdering black people for minor crimes we could get back to taking care of the public.
Then again the sammich was voted most likely to fire bomb a building and blame protesters back in 09 so…
Your mind is devoid of facts, the conspiratorial mind has taken over albeit it’s now aligned with a complete moron holding office and you happily drink the koolaid from his diaper while he’s in it lol
Keep voting for liberals you pencil neck
I have been wonder that since this whole thing started. Oddly, it has not been brought up at all.
At least you’re starting to learn what letters should and shouldn’t be capitalized. Nice work, little guy.
This is a solid reply!
David Morehouse rescued a camera man from a local news station after he was attacked during protests.
Ok there home school.
What a fucken loser
Evander Kane calling upon white athletes like Tom Brady, Sidney Crosby to denounce racial injustice
This is all DemocRats/liberal agenda
We live in a era of white Genocide
Becoming minority around the world to all these freeloaders
Welcome to yesterday.
Sam is a total Karen.
Whatever you say MS. Biden
I’m sure Sydney Crosby cares what Evander Kane Thinks.
But not a racist piece of shitt right sam?
Whats the odds CNN news reporter got arrested was black.
Typical fake news Democrat agenda
Malkin led the league in 5v5 points per 60. But but but as Sam said, he’s a PP specialist!
Wow based on this year his worth every penny. He also led the team with most penalty taken for last 5 years or so
6th in the league in PPG. Plus 7 (Letang was even… Crosby was -8). Both Crosby and Letang had a higher percentage of points earned on the PP too… fun fact, Perron was over 45% points earned with the man advantage. I only mention it because sams a huge fan of Perron!
Now asssholee you drooled over perron then you shitt all over. Typical liberal sells out people as they please.
Now go drool over Sheary
You were absolutely the only person on here drooling over Perron. I’m guessing it’s because you only root for French Canadiens
No while zero drooled over I said perron won’t fit system
You’ve been fawning over the guy since he left you dip shitt lol.
Ya I had high expectations of the guy when he came to Pittsburgh, he was still in the midst of his dogshitt years when he arrived. Fact remains I got over dude pretty quick but you’ve blown smoke up his asss to the point of lamenting him not being here since he left ffs.
We can all read at a higher level that you Sam, we’ve all see the posts
“Typical Liberal sells out people” you mean adjusting how one understands things based on new information is bad? Is this why you’re such a rigid fucken moron?
Sad times for npl
so cool the players will wear masks on the bench. got to make sure they don’t get the killer flu.
Mario is coming back for the playoffs.
This dude was a bust before the injuries. Reverberations from The brassard fiasco.
Guerin knew. Keen hockey eye. Bjugstad is a classic 6’6 dude that is soft. I hope they have a buyout session again. He needs to go and now he’s untradeable