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Penguins re-sign F Jared McCann to 2-year deal

Sep. 18, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared McCann is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Friday it has re-signed the 24-year-old forward to a two-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.94 million. McCann tied a career high with 35 points during...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mark Recchi acknowledges fans after a video tribute honoring his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame was played during a timeout in an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh. The New Jersey Devils have hired Recchi as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Recchi joins new coach Lindy Ruff's staff after three seasons as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Devils hire Mark Recchi as assistant on Lindy Ruff's staff

Sep. 8, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Mark Recchi played and lifted the Stanley Cup with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara and coached Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, so the Hockey Hall of Famer knows a thing or two about winning with stars. It might take some time for him to help the New Jersey Devils get to that point,...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Washington. The Washington Capitals have fired Reirden after a second consecutive first-round exit in the playoffs. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Sunday, Aug. 23 three days after the Capitals lost to former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders in a five-game series. (AP Photo/Al Drago, File)

Todd Reirden returns to Penguins as assistant coach

Sep. 2, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Reirden is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team hired Reirden as an assistant coach under Mike Sullivan on Wednesday, just over a week after Reirden was fired as head coach of the Washington Capitals following a playoff loss to the New York Islanders. This is Reirden's second...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 5, 2020,  in Buffalo, N.Y. Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Penguins star Sidney Crosby undergoes wrist surgery

Sep. 1, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday. It did not specify which wrist was injured. General manager Jim Rutherford says the expected...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen skates during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins reacquire F Kapanen from Maple Leafs

Aug. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. The Maple Leafs sent Kapanen,...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Kris Letang (58) react after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins star Malkin undergoes elbow surgery

Aug. 17, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has undergone surgery to repair a left elbow injury. General manager Jim Rutherford announced the procedure on Monday. The team did not provide specifics on the nature of Malkin’s injury or when it occurred. The 34-year-old Malkin led the...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0

Aug. 14, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach. Kirk Muller and the rest of the Canadiens just had to dedicate the Game 2 victory to Claude Julien. “To Claude, I’m sure you’re listening, this win’s for you,” Muller said. Tomas Tatar and Jesperi...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen (62) as Flyers' Philippe Myers (5) defends during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

Aug. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Kris Letang (58) react after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

Aug. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good...

The scoreboard is shown after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in five overtimes in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Aug. 12, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience. Twenty years ago, Boucher was in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the longest playoff game in modern NHL history, a five-overtime thriller. He...