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Penguins Ink GM Ray Shero to Five-Year Contract Extension

Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Ron Burkle & Mario Lemieux announced today that the club has re-signed General Manager Ray Shero to a five-year contract extension, lengthening the tenure of the man that brought the franchise its first Stanley Cup title in 17 years in 2009, and continues to retain a competitive roster year in and year out. The new pact will keep Shero in Pittsburgh until 2016, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the 2010-11 season. Shero took over the GM's reigns in Pittsburgh in May 2006, when Craig Patrick was let go after a season in which the team had finished 15th in the East and 29th overall in the National Hockey League. The Penguins have made the playof...

Jordan Staal to Miss Start of 2010-11 Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins received some disappointing news from their medical staff on Thursday, as it was announced that Jordan Staal's lingering right foot injury will keep him out of action through training camp and at least the first few games of the 2010-11 campaign, marking the very first time in Staal's career that he will sit out of regular season action. The injury, reportedly a torn tendon in his big toe, resulted from an accidental collision with P.K. Subban during Game 1 of Pittsburgh's Eastern Conference Semi-Final series against the Montreal Canadiens. Surgery was performed at the time to repair the tear, causing Staal to miss Game 2 of the series, but he would later return in...

Penguins Sign UFA C Mike Comrie

With the opening of National Hockey League traning camps fast approaching, and Jordan Staal's playing status in limbo due to a tendon injury in his right foot, the Pittsburgh Penguins have solidified their depth at center by signing Mike Comrie to a one-year, $500,000 contract, finding yet another proven talent willing to sacrifice a higher salary for a shot at hockey's ultimate prize. The nine-year NHL veteran and two-time 30-goal scorer, who was married earlier this summer to pop sensation Hilary Duff, has also hit the 60-point plateau twice, and will provide an immediate boost to the Penguins' potent offensive arsenal. At league-minimum salary, Comrie's pact could turn out to be one of...

Pittsburgh Penguins: 2010-11 Season Preview

Just one season removed from their ultimate triumph in 2009 against their newly-crowned nemesis – the Detroit Red Wings – the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves heading into the 2010-11 National Hockey League season refreshed and rejuvenated from an unusually long summer. Rather than playing in the Stanley Cup Final as their rabid fans had become accustomed to over the previous two seasons, Cinderella’s team of choice in the 2010 playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens, upset the heavily-favoured Penguins in a gruelling seven-game Eastern Conference Semi-Final series. In the aftermath of that surprising early exit from Lord Stanley’s playoffs, the franchise has been given a noticeable face...

Zbynek Michalek to Pens

The Pittsburgh Penguins have replaced Sergei Gonchar. Not an hour after Gonchar signed a 3 year deal with the Ottawa Senators, the Penguins have signed Zbynek Michalek to a 5-year, $20 million contract. Michalek will not provide as much offense, but he's a character guy, a team guy, a tough defenseman who can play big minutes and help with the development of guys like Goligoski, and his contract works for the penguins. More to come. Check out our all day, live free agent frenzy chat!

Pittsburgh extends Kris Letang for four years

According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins have locked up defenseman Kris Letang, signing him to a 4-year contract extension worth $3.5 million per season. Letang, only 22 from Montreal, has played 3 years in Pittsburgh, amassing 21 goals and 58 assists with a -8 rating in 211 games. This season, his 21:30 minutes of ice time per game ranks 3rd among defenseman, behind only Sergei Gonchar and deadline acquisition Jordan Leopold. The deal is good for both Letang and Pittsburgh, which locks up another piece to the puzzle going into the future. If they can get Gonchar signed at a reasonable price, a core of Gonchar, Letang, Orpik and Goligoski on the blueline spells good things for the Pen...

Report: Pens to Host Caps in 2011 Winter Classic

According to reports, including The National Post as well as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be hosting next year's Winter Classic at Heinz Field, home to the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Their opponents? You guessed it! Alexander Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals. With a playoff series already in the books, another one potentially on the way in this year's playoffs, a plethora of awards that includes three Hart trophies, Maurice Richard trophies and a Stanley Cup for Mr. Crosby, and an intense rivalry that's been raging since Ovechkin and Crosby broke into the league in 2005, a Winter Classic between two of the best teams in the league could only be a good t...

Leopold to Penguins

According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, panthers defenseman Jordan Leopold has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second round pick in this year's draft, pending the call to the NHL's offices. The 29 year-old, 6'1'' 200lbs defenseman has 7 goals and 11 assists in 61 games with the Panthers this season, and a -7 rating. He provides experience and depth to a Pittsburgh team which has suffered its fair share of injuries on the blue line this season. This will be the 5th time the player would have been traded. Originally drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1999, Leopold has played for the Flames, Avalanche, and most recently, the Panthers. The trade comes less tha...