Simon Despres back up with Penguins but will he be here past the deadline?
2009 first round pick Simon Despres is back up with the Penguins and practiced with the team today. With Kris Letang possibly out for the season and Paul Martin sidelined, Despres has a golden opportunity where could be in line for a big role with the team down the stretch. The million dollar question is
Morning Pens Buzz: Penguins getting key players back; Trade Talk on Pens pending UFA’s
With five games in seven days and just 10 games left before the Olympic break, the Penguins are getting a number of key players back into the lineup, including a few tonight vs the Florida Panthers.
Bennett to Wheeling in paper move; Despres to WBS, Pouliot back to juniors among today’s roster moves
The Pittsburgh Penguins had some cap maneuvering going on this afternoon to get cap compliant. Here’s a rundown on the announced roster moves: *Kris Letang and Tomas Vokoun have been placed on injured reserve *Beau Bennett has been assigned to Wheeling of the ECHL. *Simon Despres and Andrew Ebbett have been assigned to Wilkes Barre/Scranton.
Trade Deadline Buzz: Stars high on Despres; Morrow, Nystrom being looked at as depth options?
LATEST PENGUINS SCOUTS BUZZ Could the Penguins rob the Dallas Stars in a trade again?
Morning Pens Buzz: Woeful GAA #’s for Fleury, Vokoun; Bylsma cites consistency issues again for Despres; Biggest Disappointments & Surprises
MORNING PENS BUZZ *The Penguins begin a stretch of three games in four nights, starting tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The Leafs who match up well against the Penguins, defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 on Jan 23 in the Penguins home opener. The Maple Leafs with a record of 15-10-0, 30 pts, have the look
Sunday’s Pens Buzz: Malkin, Martin Updates; Some Takeaway’s from win in MTL; Kunitz perfect winger for Crosby
SUNDAY’S PENS BUZZ MALKIN & MARTIN UPDATE Evgeni Malkin practiced fully today and did take some contact. He said he would like to have a few more practices under his belt before returning to the lineup but didn’t rule himself out for tomorrow night, saying “we’ll see” about playing vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bylsma
Game Day Buzz: On Vokoun starting over Fleury, Martin’s timetable, Therrien’s impact on skilled players & lineup buzz
GAME DAY BUZZ PENGUINS (13-8-0, 26 pts) @ CANADIENS (13-4-3, 29 pts) In a surprising development, Tomas Vokoun is getting the start in goal tonight vs the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters today that starting Vokoun tonight had been pre-planned for at least a few weeks now. “This
Game Day Buzz: Skinner back for Canes; Malkin skates again; Despres scratched for 2nd straight game?
GAME DAY BUZZ PENGUINS (13-7-0, 26 PTS) @ HURRICANES (9-8-1, 19 PTS) MALKIN SKATES AGAIN Things continue to move in the right direction for Evgeni Malkin who skated again this morning at Southpointe. Malkin has been symptom free since Tuesday and has now skated in consecutive days. The Penguins continue to indicate there is no
Latest Penguins Buzz: Should Despres be playing over anyone not named Letang, Orpik and Martin?
LATEST PENGUINS BUZZ Simon Despres has been a healthy scratch for two straight games and is skating this afternoon as the fourth pairing with Mark Eaton. There are many different opinions in hockey circles about Despres right now. Some scouts, talent evaluators, see him as more of a No. 3 pairing defenseman at this point
Penguins Game Day Buzz on pivotal game for Flyers, Reactions on rivalry, Vokoun, & buzz on who sits on the blueline
GAME DAY BUZZ FLYERS (9-7-1, 15 PTS) @ PENGUINS (11-5-0, 22 PTS) TEAM STATS PIT Goals Per Game (3.19) | PHI Goals Per Game (2.65) PIT Goals Against Per Game (2.38) | PHI Goals Against Per Game (2.82) PIT Power Play (27.4%) | PHI Power Play (19.1%) PIT Penalty Kill (82.5%) | PHI Penalty Kill