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Penguins' Andreas Johnsson: Active to start camp
Johnsson (lower body) skated on a line with Reilly Smith and Evgeni Malkin at Thursday's practice.
Johnsson is not only healthy after missing time with a lower-body injury to end 2022-23, but he's getting a significant look to start camp. It may be a temporary gig with Jake Guentzel (ankle) still recovering from surgery, but it's encouraging to see Johnsson working at right wing with prominent forwards. If he can win that job in training camp, he may have some deep-league appeal in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Raivis Ansons: No timeline to return
Ansons (undisclosed) is considered out indefinitely, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Ansons has no timeline to return from the injury he sustained during 2022-23. The Latvian forward could miss the start of the season, and it's expected he'll report to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Will Butcher: Out indefinitely
Butcher is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
It's unclear when Butcher sustained the injury, but it appears he may miss the start of the regular season. The 28-year-old defenseman would have been a long shot for the NHL roster to begin with, and it's all but certain he'll start his 2023-24 campaign with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Skating on his own
Guentzel (ankle) skated individually Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
It's a good sign that Guentzel is on the ice to begin training camp, but he still has quite a bit of work to do to recover from ankle surgery he underwent in August. The 28-year-old winger is still expected to miss a handful of games early in the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Skates Thursday
Rust (hand) was on the ice for Thursday's practice.
Rust missed Pittsburgh's 2022-23 season finale due to a hand injury. He scored 20 goals and 46 points in 81 outings last year.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Raivis Ansons: Dealing with undisclosed injury
Ansons is still recovering from an undisclosed injury sustained during the 2022-23 campaign, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Ansons had two goals and six points in 44 contests with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season. If he's healthy for the start of the 2023-24 campaign, the 21-year-old will likely open the season in the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Owen Pickering: Has undisclosed injury
Pickering is battling an undisclosed injury, according to Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com.
The hope is Pickering will be available for the start of Pittsburgh's training camp, which begins Sept. 21. The 19-year-old defenseman had nine goals and 45 points in 61 WHL games last season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Colin White: Signs PTO with Penguins
White signed a professional tryout agreement with the Penguins on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
White was an unrestricted free agent after the Panthers didn't give him a qualifying offer in June. The 26-year-old was a first-round pick (21st overall) in 2015 with the Senators, but had his contract bought out in July of 2022. He subsequently signed with the Panthers, scoring eight goals and 15 points in 68 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Austin Wagner: Joining Pittsburgh's training camp
Wagner inked a professional tryout agreement with Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Wagner had a goal and an assist in seven games with the Blackhawks last season. He also contributed nine goals, 12 points and 33 PIM in 24 AHL outings with Ontario. The 26-year-old will compete for a fourth-line spot during the Penguins' training camp.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Libor Hajek: Attending Pittsburgh camp
Hajek signed a professional tryout agreement with the Penguins on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Hajek went unqualified by the Rangers in June, ending his five-year stint with the team. He has never appeared in more than 44 games or earned more than five points in a season. At 25 years old, he may still be able to find his way to a full-time NHL role. Hajek's PTO will allow him to showcase his game during the Penguins' training camp, though it's unclear if he'll earn a full contract from them or any other team.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Pysyk: Gets PTO from Pens
Pysyk (Achilles) signed a professional tryout agreement with the Penguins on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Pysyk missed all of 2022-23 due to an Achilles injury he suffered last July after signing with the Red Wings. The 31-year-old defenseman had 12 points in 68 outings with the Sabres in 2021-22, and he's shown the versatility to play either as a third-pairing defenseman or bottom-six forward in previous years. If Pysyk can earn a contract from the Penguins, he would bolster their organizational defensive depth.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Expected to miss little time
Guentzel (ankle) could miss as few as five games to begin the 2023-24 season.
Nothing is set in stone but this is a positive update on Guentzel's condition. His initial diagnosis had him in danger of missing at least the first few weeks of the season. The 28-year-old winger underwent ankle surgery and will continue to be evaluated throughout training camp, which should provide a more clear timetable.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Dillon Hamaliuk: Dealt to Pittsburgh
Hamaliuk was traded to Pittsburgh on Sunday in a three-team deal with San Jose and Montreal.
The Penguins also obtained Erik Karlsson and a 2026 third-round pick from the Sharks in the trade. Additionally, the Canadiens sent Rem Pitlick to Pittsburgh in the deal. Hamaliuk had three goals and six assists in 44 appearances with AHL San Jose during the 2021-22 campaign. He posted four goals and seven points over six ECHL outings with Wichita last season. Hamaliuk will probably start the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Rem Pitlick: Shipped to Penguins
Pitlick was acquired by Pittsburgh on Sunday as part of a three-team trade with San Jose and Montreal.
The Penguins also received Erik Karlsson, Dillon Hamaliuk and a 2026 third-round pick from the Sharks in the deal. Pitlick, who is signed for the 2023-24 season, carries a $1.1 million cap hit. He produced six goals and 15 points in 46 games with the Canadiens last campaign. The 26-year-old forward could occupy a spot in Pittsburgh's bottom six this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Erik Karlsson: Acquired by Pittsburgh
Karlsson was dealt to Pittsburgh on Sunday in a three-team trade with San Jose and Montreal.
The Penguins also acquired Rem Pitlick from the Canadiens and Dillon Hamaliuk from the Sharks in the trade. Additionally, the Penguins received a 2026 third-round pick from San Jose. Karlsson claimed the 2023 Norris Trophy after compiling 25 goals and 101 points in 82 games. San Jose will retain $1.5 million of his $11.5 million cap hit, which runs through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson and Kris Letang will provide the Penguins with plenty of offensive firepower from the back end.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Undergoes ankle surgery
Guentzel underwent right ankle surgery Wednesday.
This is a major blow to the Penguins, as Guentzel injured his ankle during the regular season and it worsened during offseason training, making surgery the best option for the winger. Guentzel will miss at least the opening month of the season, as he will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks. Guentzel had 36 goals and 73 points in 2022-23. Reilly Smith could move into his spot on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust to start the season.... See More ... See Less
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