Penguins recall Bissonnette and Thomas; Penguins return to practice on Monday


The Penguins have recalled forwards Paul Bissonnette and Bill Thomas. From Earlier- 1/25/09 – 9:58 p.m. The Pittsburgh Penguins will return to the ice tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. after a five day layoff from the All-Star Break. Forward Max Talbot who practiced on Monday and Tuesday of last week has been taking off of injured reserve and will return to the lineup on Wednesday when the Penguins face-off against the New York Rangers. Talbot has been sidelined with a shoulder injury and for the past month has been bothered with a foot injury that has hindered his play. The Penguins now have 10 active forwards with Pascal Dupuis also due back on Wednesday. The Penguins will make a few more callup‚Äôs prior to Wednesday‚Äôs game. Dustin Jeffrey will be among the candidates to be called up. Management was also pleased with the play of Bill Thomas during his threeRead More »

Monday’s Practice Report: Talbot on the ice


Team Press Release: The Pittsburgh Penguins will help the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant its 10,000th wish on Tuesday when 8-year-old Jacob Anderson of Connellsville becomes a ‚ÄúPenguin for a Day.‚Äù Jacob will report at 10 a.m. to General Manager Ray Shero‚Äôs office at Mellon Arena, where he will sign his contract. He then will be escorted to his own locker stall in the Penguins‚Äô dressing room, where he will have an official nameplate and jersey. After assisting the Penguins players prepare for their morning skate at 10:30, Jacob will get a demonstration of skate-sharpening and other behind-the-scenes game-day activities from Penguins equipment manager Dana Heinze and staff.The Penguins take on the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Jacob will sit in the penalty box during the pre-game warm-up Tuesday evening, and he and his family will watch the game from rinkside seats. Jacob also will get a special visit from theRead More »

Ovechkin, Capitals shine in Pittsburgh; win 6-3


Alexander Ovechkin had two goals and 1 assist, including 10 shots on goal as the Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 Wednesday night at Mellon Arena. Ovechkin and the Caps outshot the Penguins 42-29 and broke the game wide open in the third period outscoring the Penguins 4-1 in the third period. The Penguins 9-16-1 in their last 26 games suffered not only a costly lost in the standings but also to their roster. Defenseman Rob Scuderi took a puck in the face in the first period. Scuderi left the game and did not return. Forwards Max Talbot and Sidney Crosby were also injured injured in the third period. Both players did not return. Crosby was favoring his left leg and Talbot has an upper body injury. Updates on both players will not be known until tomorrow afternoon‚Äôs practice. The Penguins got goals from Evgeni Malkin (18), Miroslav Satan (13),Read More »

The Latest Penguins Buzz


Max Talbot played well yesterday alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Talbot has yet to find his role this season and is a team leading -14. The Penguins need him to play at the level he did yesterday but Talbot is suited for third line duty just like Pascal Dupuis and Tyler Kennedy are. You can‚Äôt turn role players into top 6 forwards. The coaching staff has been very brief in their reasoning why Alex Goligoski continues to be a frequent scratch. It’s believed they see him as a liability in the defensive zone but it’s kind of hard to go on that assumption when the team continues to struggle in the defensive zone and giving up four or more goals per game on a consistent basis. Ryan Whitney is a -9 in 10 games this season. The Atlanta Thrashers have received a lot of calls about Colby Armstrong butRead More »

Penguins sign Talbot to a two year extension


The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Maxime Talbot to a two-year contract through 2010-11 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Talbot will earn $1.05 million per season in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The Penguins have also re-assigned Ryan Whitney to WBS for a short conditioning assignment. Whitney is projected to return to the Penguins lineup Tuesday December 23rd against the Tampa Bay Lightning Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s game for Friday night vs Hershey has been cancelled due to snow. Based on practice today the lines for tomorrow’s game could look like this Taffe – Crosby – Satan Fedotenko – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Wallace Stone – *Talbot – Godard Max Talbot did go through a full practice and is expected¬†to play. Pascal Dupuis did not practice.

NHL: Talbot out, Zigomanis to return?


Pittsburgh Penguins forward Maxime Talbot did not practice Friday and will not play in Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. Talbot left Thursday’s game with a injury in the third period. Forward Mike Zigomanis is hopeful that he will be able to play against Philadelphia. Zigomanis is expected to center Jeff Taffe and Eric Godard who has been a healthy scratch for the past two games