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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. | 11/22/2014 9:59 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
It was his eighth goal of the season, but Malkin was also -1 on the night. He now has 23 points through 19 games.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored late in the third period to send Friday's game against the Islanders into overtime. | 11/21/2014 10:04 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored late in the third period to send Friday's game against the Islanders into overtime.
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Impact
The Penguins went on to lose in the shootout. Hornqvist also had an assist, but still finished minus-one. He had five shots on goal as well.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will beout for six months after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung. | 11/19/2014 1:34 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will beout for six months after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung.
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Impact
We now know why he missed Monday's game, as the news is tough for Pittsburgh to hear. The good news however is that Dupuis is stable, and will now need the six months for the blood thinning treatment to work.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury continued his hot play by shutting out the Canadiens on Tuesday night. | 11/18/2014 10:06 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury continued his hot play by shutting out the Canadiens on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He has now won eight of his past nine games after stopping all 27 shots on goal. Fleury is now an impressive 11-3-0 on the season.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens. | 11/18/2014 10:04 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens.
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Impact
It was his eighth goal of the season, and Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with Jakub Voracek with 26 points overall.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out for Tuesday but the reason is undisclosed. | 11/17/2014 3:59 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out for Tuesday but the reason is undisclosed.
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Impact
Dupuis missed Monday's practice to see a doctor so perhaps we will know more soon. He's a solid scoring option with six goals and five assists in 16 games.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in a victory over the Rangers on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:10 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in a victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
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Impact
Fleury was ready for the rematch after Tuesday's 5-0 loss in New York. His defense was that let him down in that first meeting was ready as well. In one of the most exciting November hockey games a fan could ever see, Fleury allowed two goals on 31 shots and stopped three out of four attempts in the shootout to win.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Rangers. | 11/15/2014 10:07 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Rangers.
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Impact
Malkin played his best game of the season Saturday. He was flying all over the ice. He had an assist on Blake Comeau's goal to start the scoring and tied the game in the second period. Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 3-2.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis scored both goals in Friday's win over Toronto. | 11/14/2014 10:30 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis scored both goals in Friday's win over Toronto.
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Impact
He also had eight shots on goal, and was +2 on the night. Dupuis now has a solid 11 points through 15 games.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will sit Friday's game against Toronto. | 11/14/2014 3:36 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will sit Friday's game against Toronto.
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Impact
As always Marc-Andre Fleury has seen a heavy workload. He's 9-3 with a 2.15 GAA and .924 SV% including three shutouts. Thomas Greiss has a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage this season in three starts.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will have to wait to get revenge for last season's playoff lost against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. | 11/11/2014 9:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will have to wait to get revenge for last season's playoff lost against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers.
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Impact
Pittsburgh played its worse game of the season, allowing five goals and being held scoreless. Fleury allowed all five goals on 35 shots but made some fantastic saves that kept it from being 7-0 or even 8-0. Even still, it was a horrible night for Fleury in fantasy.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. UPDATE: Letang returned to the ice early in the second period. | 11/11/2014 8:28 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. UPDATE: Letang returned to the ice early in the second period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. | 11/11/2014 7:43 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. | 11/11/2014 7:42 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two assists and was +3 in Pittsburgh's win over the Sabres, on Saturday. | 11/09/2014 10:20 AM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two assists and was +3 in Pittsburgh's win over the Sabres, on Saturday.
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Impact
He now has 16 points on the season, and should continue to shine, playing on the same line as Sidney Crosby.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist was part of the puzzle in the team's 6-1 win over the Sabres. | 11/09/2014 10:17 AM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist was part of the puzzle in the team's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with four shots on goal, two penaly minutes, and a +3 rating. Hornqvist now has nine goals and 18 points on the season, and assuming he continues to play next to Sidney Crosby, Hornqvist will have a great chance to surpass his career-high total of 53 points, from a season ago.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earned a rather easy win, Saturday versus Buffalo. | 11/08/2014 9:31 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earned a rather easy win, Saturday versus Buffalo.
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Impact
Pittsburgh won 6-1, and Fleury faced only 21 shots, and is now 9-2-0 on the season.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a big night in Saturday's victory over Buffalo. | 11/08/2014 9:29 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a big night in Saturday's victory over Buffalo.
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Impact
He had two goals, two assists, five shots on goal, and a +3 rating on the night. Solid performance from Letang.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby had five more assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres. | 11/08/2014 9:28 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby had five more assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He was also +3 on the night, and continues to lead the NHL in points, with 24.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals in a, 4-3, victory over the Jets on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 11:14 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals in a, 4-3, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
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Impact
This victory was a little bit more awkward as Fleury back-to-back shutouts coming into the game, but it was still Fleury's fifth straight victory. He stopped 34-of-27 shots and made two saves in the shootout.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Wednesday. | 11/05/2014 6:48 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
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Impact
Many in Pittsburgh were surprised new general manager Jim Rutherford did not extend Fleury's contract in the offseason, and some thought that was a sign Rutherford was not sold on Fleury being the team's goaltender long-term. This contract puts that to rest. It was a wise move by Pittsburgh being that he would have been the best goalie available on the market this coming summer and would have likely deemed a higher price than what the Penguins just signed him to.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz now has five goals in the last three games. | 11/04/2014 10:55 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz now has five goals in the last three games.
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Impact
He has been on fire of late, and now has 14 points on the season. Any player who plays next to Sidney Crosby will have the opportunity to produce big numbers.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second-straight shutout on Saturday. | 11/01/2014 11:04 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second-straight shutout on Saturday.
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Impact
Fleury was busy on Thursday, making 36 saves against the Kings in a 3-0 victory. On Saturday, his defense did all the work. Fleury stopped all 18 shots he faced in the 5-0 win. Pittsburgh is on a four-game winning streak, and Fleury has won every game.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads the league with 18 points after 10 games this season. | 11/01/2014 11:02 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads the league with 18 points after 10 games this season.
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Impact
That's not much of a surprise. Crosby's Penguins have also played fewer games than most teams through Nov. 1, so that makes it a little big more impressive. Pittsburgh leads the league in scoring and power-play scoring. Crosby had three assists in Saturday's, 5-0, victory over the Sabres.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Saturday's win over the Sabres. | 11/01/2014 11:00 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
Sound familiar? It should as he also scored two goals against the Kings on Thursday. Both games were shutouts. Kunitz has seven goals and six assists in the first 10 games of the season.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a shutout on Thursday versus Los Angeles. | 10/30/2014 9:42 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a shutout on Thursday versus Los Angeles.
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Impact
He played extremely well, stopping all 35 shots. Fleury is now 6-2-0. on the young season.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Thursday's win over the Kings. | 10/30/2014 9:40 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Thursday's win over the Kings.
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Impact
He added an assist as well, and now has five goals and 10 points on the season. Kunitz is in line for a big season.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a sub-par outing on Tuesday against the Devils. | 10/28/2014 9:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a sub-par outing on Tuesday against the Devils.
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Impact
He stopped just 16-of-19 shots, but the Penguins won, 8-3. Fleury looked a lot better in the last 35 minutes of the game. He helped Pittsburgh kill three penalties and one goal he allowed was a break away, so he really can't be blamed for that.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals against the Devils on Tuesday. | 10/28/2014 9:39 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals against the Devils on Tuesday.
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Impact
Pittsburgh scored, incredibly, the last seven goals of the game to beat New Jersey, 8-3. Crosby scored at the end of the second period and then the final goal of the contest with just over three minutes left. The captain finished with a plus-two rating and six shots. Crosby has seven goals this season.
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play in all three home games this week according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. | 10/27/2014 6:42 PM
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Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play in all three home games this week according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
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Impact
Maatta will undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his neck, but until the surgery, he will play. Maatta is expected to miss four weeks after the surgery.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury shut out Nashville for fourth win of the season. | 10/25/2014 10:28 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury shut out Nashville for fourth win of the season.
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Impact
He made 25 saves and is now 4-2-0, after winning three of his past four starts.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored his third goal of the season. | 10/25/2014 10:27 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored his third goal of the season.
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Impact
He helped Pittsburgh win 3-0, and now has three goals and nine points thus far. Malkin is showing no ill-effects of missing the preseason.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Saturday's win over Nashville. | 10/25/2014 10:25 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Saturday's win over Nashville.
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Impact
He had a goal and two assists, along with a +1 rating and two shots on goal. Crosby now has 12 points on the season, and will continue to be one of the best players in the game.
Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. | 10/23/2014 12:22 PM
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Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.
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Impact
Bennett is expected back sometime in mid-November. He's only played 47 games over the past two seasons and fantasy owners obviously can't count on him.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 10:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
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Impact
That is a .875 save percentage. It wasn't really Fleury's fault as the Penguins played a pretty sloppy defensive game in front of their goaltender. Fleury is 3-2 this season.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season. | 10/18/2014 9:45 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season.
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Impact
Fantasy owners are relieved to hear Malkin was all over the ice on Saturday against the Islanders. He scored the team's first goal with a wrist shot on the 5-on-3 power play. With still a man advantage, Malkin set up the next goal with a slap shot that Patric Hornqvist tipped into the net. Malkin also looked great defensively, which fantasy owners might not care much about, but is an excellent sign in terms of his health.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck, but according to beat writer Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review he's already been cleared to play. | 10/17/2014 3:28 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck, but according to beat writer Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review he's already been cleared to play.
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Impact
Pretty amazing. Dupuis has four points in the first three games playing with Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter, but they all came in one game against Anaheim.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck. | 10/17/2014 9:16 AM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck.
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Impact
Dupuis has four points in the first three games playing with Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter, but they all came in one game against Anaheim.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered his first loss of the season. | 10/16/2014 9:46 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered his first loss of the season.
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Impact
He let up three goals on 28 shots, but owners should not be too worried, as Fleury remains an elite option.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two points on Thursday against Dallas. | 10/16/2014 9:45 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two points on Thursday against Dallas.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal. Kunitz should be in line for another 30-goal season, as he continues to play next to Sidney Crosby.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season. | 10/16/2014 9:43 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has seven points through three games, and is well on his way to another monster season.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin posted a goal and two assists Saturday night. | 10/12/2014 12:42 AM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin posted a goal and two assists Saturday night.
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Impact
Nothing unusual there except that he didn't play all preseason so his fast start is good news.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and a pair of assists. | 10/12/2014 12:40 AM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and a pair of assists.
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Impact
Ho hum. Three goals and three assist in two Penguins wins. What else is new?
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis tied a career-high with four points on Thursday against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 10:08 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis tied a career-high with four points on Thursday against the Ducks.
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Impact
Dupuis scored to make the game 3-0 midway through the first period. Dupuis then added an assist on a Sidney Crosby power play goal and another helper on Brandon Sutter's short-handed goal. Dupuis also had five shots and was plus-three.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and added an assist in an opening night victory against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 10:00 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and added an assist in an opening night victory against the Ducks.
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Impact
Crosby scored on a pass from his old friend Chris Kunitz in the first period to put the Penguins up, 2-0. Crosby then scored on the power play to snap a 3-3 tie. The Penguins captain finished with five shots on goal and a plus-two rating in addition to his three points.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin is in the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 7:53 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin is in the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks.
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Impact
There were rumors that Malkin would miss the season opener since he missed all of training camp and preseason with a disclosed injury. Malkin is playing, had an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the first period as the Penguins took an early 3-1 lead.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin finally got in a practice, Tuesday, his first of the season. | 10/07/2014 1:00 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin finally got in a practice, Tuesday, his first of the season.
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Impact
Malkin is unlikely to play in the season opener, but with superstar athletes you never know. He has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009.
Penguins center Brandon Sutter is still looking for his scoring touch he had with Carolina five years ago. | 10/01/2014 12:06 PM
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Penguins center Brandon Sutter is still looking for his scoring touch he had with Carolina five years ago.
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Impact
At just 20-years-old, Sutter scored 21 goals and 40 points in 72 games during 2009-2010. He did score five goals and two assists in 13 playoff games last spring, so Pittsburgh hopes he can built upon that. Sutter will lliekly be the team's third-line center.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has played in just 87 games over the last two seasons. | 10/01/2014 12:02 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has played in just 87 games over the last two seasons.
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Impact
Dupuis missed 43 games last year due to a torn MCL and ACL. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports his knee feels 100 percent in training camp. Although Dupuis and Sidney Crosby had great chemistry when Dupius was healthy, we would suggest owners to use the wait-and-see approach.
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had a very nice rookie season with nine goals and 20 assists. | 10/01/2014 11:58 AM
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Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had a very nice rookie season with nine goals and 20 assists.
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Impact
Pittsburgh would love to give Maatta some more playing time, but the Penguins have plenty of good defenseman. Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff will get the power-play minutes and Paul Martin is likely still the team's best overall defenseman. Maatta might not be a start worthy defenseman on draft day, but check back if one of those first three players get injured.
Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a great chance to play on the team's power-play line this year. | 10/01/2014 11:49 AM
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Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a great chance to play on the team's power-play line this year.
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Impact
Ehrhoff scored six goals and 27 assists with the Sabres last year, so it is safe to expect those numbers or even greater based just on the fact Ehrhoff will benefit from playing with Sidney Crosby and company. At the very least he should see a huge improvement in plus/minus. Ehrhoff's was -27 a year ago.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015. | 10/01/2014 11:40 AM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015.
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Impact
Letang missed significant time last season after suffering a stroke in January, but he returned for the playoffs. Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, and even with the addition of Christian Ehrhoff, who could take some time away from Letang on the power play, Letang is a top-15 defenseman.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015. | 10/01/2014 11:40 AM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015.
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Impact
Letang missed significant time last season after suffering a stroke in January, but he returned for the playoffs. Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, and even with the addition of Christian Ehrhoff, who could take some time away from Letang on the power play, Letang is a top-15 defenseman.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored a career-high 35 goals and 68 points last season. | 10/01/2014 11:36 AM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored a career-high 35 goals and 68 points last season.
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Impact
Kunitz has averaged 0.81 points per game in his five-plus seasons with the Penguins. It is hard to assume those numbers will again go up this year, but even at 35 years old, Kunitz has shown no signs of slowing down.
The only concern surrounding Evgeni Malkin for fantasy owner's is his health. | 10/01/2014 11:33 AM
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The only concern surrounding Evgeni Malkin for fantasy owner's is his health.
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Impact
Malkin has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009. His talent speaks for itself, however, and the there is just too much skill to not take Malkin at least in the first five picks.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is the top fantasy option once again in 2014. | 10/01/2014 11:30 AM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby is the top fantasy option once again in 2014.
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Impact
The only other player owners should really consider with the No.1 pick is Alex Ovechkin but that is because Ovechkin provides higher value as a winger than Crosby does as a center. Crosby is the best hockey player in the world and is feeling good after offseason wrist surgery.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is likely to miss the final two preseason games according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. | 09/29/2014 5:46 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is likely to miss the final two preseason games according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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Impact
It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it cannot be good either. Malkin will now go into the regular season without playing a single exhibition game, and one has to wonder about whether he will be ready to go on opening day.
Penguins right wing Beau Bennett is expected to miss six weeks, according to coach Mike Johnston. | 09/27/2014 3:07 PM
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Penguins right wing Beau Bennett is expected to miss six weeks, according to coach Mike Johnston.
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Impact
Anther bad break for Bennett who missed 51 games last season with a wrist injury. He was set to play on a line with Evgeni Malkin which is always a good thing for his fantasy value, but now he could miss 20 games.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com | 09/18/2014 1:32 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
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Impact
Malkin, along with Sidney Crosby, will miss the start of training camp with minor injuries. Neither one is supposed to be serious. The Penguins will be holding them out as a precaution.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com | 09/18/2014 1:28 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
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Impact
Crosby's injury is apparently not related to his wrist, which he had surgery on this summer. Whatever it is, it is considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain once training camp begins. No point in pushing Crosby at this point. This should not at all effect Crosby's fantasy draft position.
Kasperi Kapanen dazzles Penguins' brass | 07/19/2014 10:26 PM
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Kasperi Kapanen, a teenaged forward chosen 22nd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has a legitimate chance at making the Pittsburgh Penguins next season, according to the club's assistant general manager, Bill Guerin.
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Impact
"He's even better than I thought he would be," Guerin said after watching Kapanen at the Pens' recent development camp. "So I was very happy with him. He's just high-end talent, high-end speed. He's a very, very mature kid for his age. Obviously, having his father [Sami Kapanen] playing so many years in the NHL and playing with him and bringing him up that way, he's already a pro. So he's ahead of the game in that department, but you just got a little screenshot of what's to come and he's not even 18 yet." Kapanen (6 feet, 181 pounds) showed his knack for driving to the front of the net throughout the week. That asset could be valuable to the Pens, who lost prominent forwards James Neal and Jussi Jokinen during the early stages of the offseason.
Rangers sign Lee Stempniak, Brad May says | 07/19/2014 9:32 AM
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Former NHLer-turned-broadcaster Brad May has tweeted that veteran forward Lee Stempniak has signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.
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Impact
TSN reportered earlier that the free agent was close to signing a one-year contract with the Rangers. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven assists in 21 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, and two goals and one assist in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games during his third season with the Flames. He has 150 goals and 191 assists (341 points) in 637 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Flames and Penguins. He was a fifth-round pick (No. 148) by St. Louis in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Sidney Crosby might need surgery after all | 07/18/2014 10:36 PM
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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins said Sidney Crosby won't need wrist surgery, his agent won't rule it out.
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Impact
Crosby's agent said that whether or not he'll have surgery will ultimately be dependent on how the current treatment on Crosby's wrist goes. So far there's been no indication that Crosby is in danger of actually missing any playing time next season.
Pittsburgh agrees to terms with Simon Despres | 07/18/2014 5:36 PM
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Simon Despres has inked a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
It appears Despres' deal is one-way and if that's the case then he's a safe bet to make the team's opening game roster. He had five assists and 26 penalty minutes in 34 games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14.
Pascal Dupuis is healthy enough to skate | 07/16/2014 3:07 PM
News
Pascal Dupuis (knee) was on the ice Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in February.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
Dupuis was originally projected to miss six to eight months, so based on that timetable, there's a good chance he'll be available for the Penguins' season opener. Before his season ended, Dupuis had seven goals and 20 points in 39 games.
Pittsburgh agrees to terms with Bobby Farnham | 07/16/2014 9:26 AM
News
Bobby Farnham has signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
Farnham had 14 points and 166 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not expected to make the Penguins' opening game roster.
Derrick Pouliot targets training camp return | 07/15/2014 10:14 PM
News
Derrick Pouliot (shoulder) hopes to be ready to play before the end of training camp.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
Pouliot original timeline suggested that he would be ready to return in late September at the earliest and could end up missing most of November, so his current target will be challenging to meet. He admitted that at this stage, it's still tough to predict when he'll be back, but so far he feels upbeat about his recovery.
Sidney Crosby will not have wrist surgery | 07/15/2014 12:05 PM
News
Sidney Crosby won't undergo wrist surgery after all.
Brandon Sun

Impact
It was initially reported that Crosby would probably have surgery on a previously undisclosed wrist injury. The Penguins later confirmed the injury, but cautioned that surgery might not be necessary. Now the decision has been made "after seeking additional medical advice."
Penguins sign prospect Kasperi Kapanen | 07/11/2014 3:39 PM
News
Kasperi Kapanen has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pro Hockey Talk

Impact
Kapanen was taken with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said that Kapanen will be given a shot to make the team out of training camp, but we don't anticipate him having much short-term fantasy value even if that is the case.
Penguins ink Jayson Megna to two-way deal | 07/10/2014 3:59 PM
News
Jayson Megna has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
The fact that Megna only got a two-way deal illustrates that he still has a lot of work to do to cement his role with the Penguins. He's not a lock to make the team's opening game roster after scoring five goals and nine points in 36 games in 2013-14.
Philip Samuelsson signs two-way deal | 07/10/2014 3:57 PM
News
Philip Samuelsson has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
Samuelsson will earn the league minimum of $550,000 if he plays at the NHL level. He had 22 points and 66 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games in 2013-14.
Gary Agnew joins Penguins as assistant coach | 07/10/2014 12:10 PM
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Gary Agnew has been hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins to serve as an assistant coach.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
Agnew spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues. Before that he spent four campaigns as an assistant with Columbus. "I am very excited to add Gary Agnew to our coaching staff," head coach Mike Johnston said. "He is a long-time NHL assistant who has worked with both forwards and defensemen, along with having extensive special team's experience. I like the fact that Gary has also had head coaching experience, including very successful stints in the AHL and at the junior level. Gary has been a career coach and is well known for his communication and teaching abilities."
Nick Spaling gets arbitration hearing date | 07/09/2014 5:00 PM
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Nick Spaling's arbitration hearing date has been set for July 31.
TSN.ca

Impact
The Penguins acquired Spaling from the Nashville Predators as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Pens confirm Sidney Crosby has a wrist injury | 07/09/2014 4:15 PM
News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have confirmed that Sidney Crosby suffered a wrist injury during the 2013-14 campaign.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Based on previous reports, it sounds like that injury hindered Crosby's play in the postseason. Earlier reports also suggested that Crosby will have surgery, but the Penguins said that might not end up happening. "We expect to have a decision by early next week," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. It's believed that Crosby won't miss any playing time due to this injury even if he does have surgery.
Sidney Crosby expected to have wrist surgery | 07/09/2014 1:11 AM
News
Sidney Crosby is expected to have wrist surgery within the next few days.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Impact
It's not known when Crosby suffered the injury, but it reportedly impacted his performance in the playoffs. He had just one goals and nine points in 13 postseason games, but he's previously rejected the notion that he was injured. The good news is that he's not expected to miss any playing time as a result of this procedure.
Bruins might go after UFA Lee Stempniak | 07/08/2014 9:22 AM
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The Boston Bruins might pursue free agent Lee Stempniak.
CSN New England

Impact
The Bruins need to go through the bargain bin for upgrades given their cap situation. Stempniak had 12 goals and 34 points in 73 games with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Those numbers are in line with what you can expect from him going forward.
Downie vows to protect Crosby, Malkin | 07/07/2014 5:55 PM
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Steve Downie feels that part of his job with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be protecting Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Penguins.nhl.com

Impact
"I can guarantee there won't be any liberties on those players this year," Downie said. Downie is capable of contributing offensively, but he definitely plays an aggressive, physical game that results in him spending a lot of time in the sin bin. He might end up serving on the Penguins' third-line, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him end up skating alongside Crosby and Malkin a fair amount of the time.
Kasperi Kapanen has outside shot at NHL spot | 07/05/2014 4:08 PM
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Kasperi Kapanen could be in the mix for a roster spot with the Penguins in 2014-15.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Impact
"We have to keep in mind that Kapanen could come in and make this team," GM Jim Rutherford said. "He's played with men [in Finland] for two years. He's a good player." He'll turn 18 later this month and was Pittsburgh's first-round choice (22nd overall) in the 2014 draft.
Nick Spaling may take new team to arbitration | 07/05/2014 1:55 PM
News
Nick Spaling has filed for salary arbitration.
Ken Campbell on Twitter

Impact
The restricted free agent was acquired by Pittsburgh, along with Patric Hornqvist, in exchange for James Neal at the NHL draft this past June. He notched career highs with 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games last season with the Predators.
Talks rumoured between Jets & Stempniak | 07/05/2014 11:52 AM
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There is some talk that the Jets may be interested in UFA forward Lee Stempniak.
Scott Billeck Twitter

Impact
Stempniak scored 12 goals and registered 34 points last season between the Flames and Penguins. If he does sign with Winnipeg , he will likely play on the team's third line limiting his fantasy value.
Penguins GM expects to re-sign Brandon Sutter | 07/05/2014 10:10 AM
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Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford says he plans to re-sign restricted free agent Brandon Sutter and isn't worried about it.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
"I'm not concerned at all about signing Sutter," Rutherford said. "Honestly, I'm not concerned about any of the restricted guys. At some point, we'll have them signed." Sutter is the biggest name among the Pens' restricted free agents, a list that also includes right winger Nick Spaling and defenseman Simon Despres. The Pens want to sign Sutter to a long-term deal, largely because he was outstanding in the most recent Stanley Cup playoffs, scoring five goals in 13 games and playing top-notch defense.
Penguins will deal with RFAs soon | 07/04/2014 8:14 AM
News
Brandon Sutter is a restricted free agent.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Impact
GM Jim Rutherford said talks will start with Pittsburgh's RFAs soon. Forwards Nick Spaling, Jayson Megna and Bobby Farnham as well as defensemen Simon Despres and Philip Samuelsson are in the same boat. Sutter, Spaling, Megna and Farnham can file for salary arbitration.
Hornqvist won't change his style with Pens | 07/03/2014 5:19 PM
News
Patric Hornqvist is looking forward to getting a chance to skate with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, but he said it won't change the way he plays the game.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
"I'm going hard to the net and scoring goals around the net," Hornqvist said. "I always try to be a good guy in the locker room. Nick (Spaling) is the same way. Happy around the rink. I'm pretty sure they already have those kinds of guys there. I'm just excited to meet the coaches and the players and to build something up there." He was an assistant captain for Nashville last season. He can play right or left wing and it's likely he'll get Malkin as his center. He has hit 30 goals once in his career and posted a personal high 53 points last season. Look for him to improve on those totals in 2014-15.
Pittsburgh signs Zach Sill to a 2-way deal | 07/03/2014 2:28 PM
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Zach Sill has signed a one-year, two-way deal with Pittsburgh.
Dave Molinari on Twitter

Impact
He will earn $550,000 if he plays in the NHL level. Sill didn't have a point and he picked up 12 penalty minutes when he suited up in 20 games with Pittsburgh last season. In 18 matches with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he notched six points and 34 minutes in the sin bin.
Chuck Kobasew heads to Switzerland | 07/02/2014 3:38 PM
News
Chuck Kobasew has signed with Switzerland's Bern.
Pro Hockey Talk

Impact
Kobasew had two goals in 33 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013-14. At the age of 32, he has 110 goals and 100 assists in 601 career NHL contests.
Penguins sign Steve Downie to one-year deal | 07/02/2014 12:44 PM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Dave Molinari on Twitter

Impact
Downie is a pretty good signing at that price. He's been slowed by injuries in recent years, but when he's healthy, he's a gritty forward that can chip in offensively. He'll probably end up on the Penguins' third line, but there's an outside chance that he will find his way onto one of Pittsburgh's top two lines and his fantasy value will go up significantly if that happens.
After being bought out by the Sabres a couple days ago, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff signed with the Penguins Tuesday. | 07/01/2014 8:41 PM
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After being bought out by the Sabres a couple days ago, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff signed with the Penguins Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Ehrhoff inked a one-year deal worth $4 million. The 31-year-old Ehrhoff has averaged eight goals and 29 assists (37 points) per 82 games in his career. While the Penguins' top power-play unit has consisted of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, James Neal and Kris Letang the past few seasons, they just traded Neal and may go with Ehrhoff in his place in 2014-15.
Marcel Goc re-signs with the Penguins | 07/01/2014 6:03 PM
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Marcel Goc inked a one-year, $1.2 million extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter

Impact
The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third and fifth round picks to Florida to acquire Goc in March. He doesn't do much offensively, but he is a solid defensive center.
Penguins sign Rob Zepp from Germany | 07/01/2014 2:24 PM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have inked goaltender Rob Zepp from Germany.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The 32-year-old netminder spent some time in the AHL 10 years ago but has been in Europe for the last nine years. He should spend the season in the minors.
Pens re-signed Drazenovic to 2 yr. deal | 07/01/2014 2:16 PM
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The Penguins have re-signed Nicholas Drazenovic to a two-year deal.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He had some success in limited action in the AHL last season registering 27 points in 26 games, but will be hard pressed to play a fantasy-draft worthy role in Pittsburgh in 2014-15.
Thomas Greiss signs one-year deal with Pens | 07/01/2014 1:16 PM
News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Thomas Greiss to a one-year/$1 million deal.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The Penguins just got better in net as Greiss will back up Marc-Andre Fleury with last year's back Jeff Zatkoff moving to the third spot. Greiss was 10-8-5 with the Coyotes as he had a 2.29 GAA and a .920 save percentage. The Penguins will have no problem handing Greiss the reins in net if Fleury slumps at any point in the season.
Blake Comeau signs with Pittsburgh | 07/01/2014 1:12 PM
News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Blake Comeau to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
One of the Penguins main objectives going into the free agent period was to solidify their bottom two lines and Comeau certainly helps in that regard. The gritty forward had five goals and 16 points in 61 games in 2013-14.
Christian Ehrhoff signs with the Penguins | 07/01/2014 12:08 PM
News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year/$4 million contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
Ehrhoff had been bought out by the Buffalo Sabres this past week with seven years left on his contract and will now be a puck moving defenseman on the Penguins. He had six goals and 33 points for the lowly Sabres last season. Look for Ehrhoff to see plenty of action on the power play next season.
Washington showing interest in Matt Niskanen | 06/30/2014 9:59 AM
News
The Washington Capitals are one team that's showing interest in UFA Matt Niskanen.
Washington Post

Impact
The Capitals need help on their blueline and Niskanen is a good puck moving defenseman. The problem could be the length of the contract as Niskanen could get seven years from one team and the Capitals may not want to go more than five. It should be interesting as free agency starts Tuesday at noon Eastern.
Penguins interested in bottom six forwards | 06/30/2014 8:38 AM
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Look for the Pittsburgh Penguins to be active in looking for bottom-six forwards as free agency approaches on July 1.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Impact
The Penguins filled one spot by acquiring Nick Spaling on Saturday but still have a spot open on the third unit and a couple open on the fourth line. The lack of depth up front hurt the Penguins all last season and new GM Jim Rutherford wants to address the need this off-season.
Beau Bennett may not have spot on top six | 06/30/2014 8:35 AM
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Beau Bennett (wrist) could have trouble finding a spot as a top-six forward in 2014-15.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Impact
Bennett may or may not be ready for training camp due to off-season wrist surgery in May that was expected to need four months for recovery but the Penguins are rumored to be interested in Nikolai Kulemin to play alongside Evgeni Malkin and that could push Bennett off the top six. He missed 51 games last season and managed only three goals and seven points. If he manages a spot on the top-six he could get 50-60 points but if he is a bottom-six forward then 30-40 is more realistic.
Pens, Leafs, Isles might consider platoons | 06/29/2014 5:00 PM
News
Fox Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland reports that the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs may all be active in the goalie FA market.
Andy Strickland on Twitter

Impact
Strickland reports that the teams want to go for "1A/1B" situations, which could negatively impact the value of Marc-Andre Fleury, Jaroslav Halak and Jonathan Bernier respectively.
Simon Despres to get chance to crack lineup | 06/29/2014 10:46 AM
News
Simon Despres will get a chance to crack the Pittsburgh lineup for the 2014-15 season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
Despres was not a favorite of the recently-fired head coach Dan Bylsma and with Matt Niskanen, Deryk Engelland and Brooks Orpik unlikely to return to the Pittsburgh lineup, the former first round pick will be given every opportunity to win a job on the Penguins blueline. "Without a doubt," associate GM Jason Botterill said. "You saw how he played in the playoffs in Wilkes-Barre. It was a great step in the right direction. He went down there with a better attitude. He was very physical. I think he enjoyed playing. It's been a difficult situation for our defensemen because of the depth that we have."
Kris Letang is not available in trade talks | 06/29/2014 12:14 AM
News
Kris Letang is not being made available in trade discussions.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
General manager Jim Rutherford reiterated that he has no desire to move someone he considers the anchor for the defense corps. The 27-year-old is set to start the first season of his eight-year, $58 million contract. Letang recorded 22 points in 37 games last season.
Paul Martin will test market next offseason | 06/29/2014 12:09 AM
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Paul Martin will likely be testing free agency next summer.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Impact
Martin is entering the final year of a contract that carries a $5 million cap hit. The Penguins think the 33-year-old wants to test the market next summer, and new general manger Jim Rutherford is keen on getting the team's best defensive prospects into the fold. Martin tallied 15 points in 39 games last season, and has been considered the team's best defenseman the past two seasons, according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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