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Penguins' Filip Lindberg: Signs with TPS
Lindberg has signed a two-year contract with TPS in the SM-liiga, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Lindberg was 6-11-1 with a 3.13 GAA and .896 save percentage with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2022-23. Lindberg was drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round in 2019, but never signed and the Penguins eventually inked him to a contract after he finished his career at UMass-Amherst in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Alexander Nylander: Signs one-year contract
Nylander signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Nylander will get the NHL minimum $775,000 for the 2023-24 campaign. He played nine games with Pittsburgh in 2022-23, scoring once and adding an assist. Nylander spent most of the season with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying 25 times while adding 25 helpers in 55 games. Nylander should spend next season with the Penguins as the contract is a one-way deal.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Filip Hallander: Signs with Timra
Hallander signed a five-year contract with Timra of the Swedish League on Friday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Hallander was selected in the second round -- 58th overall -- of the 2018 draft by the Penguins. He has spent most of the last two seasons with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, playing three games at the NHL level. He had 25 goals and 36 assists in 104 AHL contests and will return back to his native Sweden. Hallander is a restricted free agent, and the Penguins can retain his NHL rights by offering him a qualifying offer.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Dealing with minor injury
Guentzel will not join Team Canada for the 2023 IIHF World Championship for precautionary reasons due to an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Guentzel's injury is not expected to impact his offseason training or his availability for the start of the 2023-24 campaign. The 28-year-old winger fell four goals short of hitting the 40 mark in back-to-back seasons but still managed to rack up 73 points on the year, including 23 points with the man advantage. Even with a looming roster shake-up under new management, there is little reason to expect Guetnzel to line up anywhere else than on Sidney Crosby's wing next year, which will have him positioned well to push for that 40-goal threshold.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Nick Bonino: Lifted from LTIR
Bonino (kidney laceration) was activated from long-term injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Bonino wasn't in the lineup past March 9 due to the injury, and the Penguins missing the playoffs meant he didn't get a chance to return. The 35-year-old forward is set to be a free agent this summer, and it's possible a number of teams would be interested in signing him as a solid defensive center in a bottom-six role. He had 19 points in 62 contests between the Sharks and the Penguins in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jan Rutta: Undergoes successful surgery
Rutta underwent successful core muscle surgery this week, according to Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Rutta will need 8-10 weeks to recover and is expected to be at full strength in time for the start of training camp in September. Rutta missed 26 of the Penguins' last 40 games as he was battling the injury. He ended the season with three goals and nine points in 56 games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Suffers hand injury
Rust suffered a hand injury in Thursday's season finale versus Columbus, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
The injury occurred in the second period and Rust was unable to return. He finished the season with 20 goals and 26 assists in 81 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Two PP points Thursday
Letang picked up a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
The veteran blueliner opened the scoring early in the first period, as his point shot was deflected home by Columbus defenseman Andrew Peeke. Letang has had a tough season both on and off the ice, and his 41 points (12 goals, 29 helpers) through 64 games is his worst total since 2016-17, when he suited up for only 41 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Two helpers in OT loss
Crosby collected two power-play assists in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Both goals gave Pittsburgh the lead, but it was all the offense they could muster the night after being officially eliminated from the playoffs. Crosby wraps up his 18th NHL season with 33 goals and 93 points in 82 games, the first time he's played a full schedule since 2017-18. Even at 35 years old, the future Hall of Famer still has plenty left in the tank.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Falls in OT to Jackets
Jarry made 31 saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Pittsburgh never trailed in regulation, taking the lead twice before Columbus tied it up, but Jonny Gaudreau broke the pattern by going five-hole on Jarry to finish a breakaway exactly one minute into OT. The 27-year-old netminder finishes the season with a 24-13-7 record and disappointing 2.90 GAA and .909 save percentage, a significant step back from his performance in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Doesn't finish contest
Rust (undisclosed) didn't play in the third period or overtime of Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rust will close out the campaign with 20 goals and 46 points in 81 appearances. There was no update on Rust's status after the game, but head coach Mike Sullivan may provide an update during exit interviews in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Playing versus Columbus
O'Connor (upper body) will suit up against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
O'Connor put together a decent 2022-23 campaign in which he tallied five goals, six assists and 61 shots in 45 games played, all of which are career bests. Looking ahead to next season, the 24-year-old winger will need a new contract but as a restricted free agent should be back with the Pens.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Returning to action Thursday
Pettersson (lower body) will be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Pettersson will suit up for the first time since March 18 versus the Rangers, a stretch of 12 games on the shelf for the blueliner. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old Swede's return is a little too late as the Penguins have already been eliminated from the playoffs. Despite playing in just 67 games this year, Pettersson has already tied his career best in assists (23), shots (95) and hits (130).... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|J. Guentzel C Jake Guentzel C||Undisclosed|
|B. Rust RW Bryan Rust RW||Hand|
|J. Rutta D Jan Rutta D||Abdomen|