Pens defenseman Olli Maatta returned from the Olympics yesterday and returned to the Pens locker room today as the full team is scheduled to practice on Wednesday.
Injuries and illness have plagued many teams in the Olympics this year and for the most part the Penguins players taking part have avoided both until today.
While the focus at CONSOL Energy Center was on the ice Friday night, thoughts were with the one defenseman whose absence was felt by fans who earlier in the day learned of Kris Letang’s stroke.
Kris Letang’s stroke is thought to be related to a hole in his heart.
The Penguins confirm that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stoke last week.
The NHL will break for the Olympics, and while some teams may be focused on their time off, the Penguins remain focused on playing good hockey.
Fresh off the news that the Pens would be keeping him on the roster, Olli Maatta joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to discuss his game and what the adjustment period has been like for him.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — By now it is public knowledge that 19-year-old rookie defenseman Olli Maatta will all but certainly remain with the Penguins, so now the question becomes, for how long?
Penguins GM Ray Shero joined Bob Pompeani to talk about the state of the club.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Even with defenseman Kris Letang making further progress, as head coach Dan Bylsma noted after Tuesday’s morning skate, the Penguins still have to make an important decision about their blue line.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely with what coach Dan Bylsma described as a lower-body injury.
At first glance, you’d think you’re in a suburb of Boston. Bruins’ jerseys and pictures adorn the walls, and a Bruins’ shirt sits on the back of Beth Bartkowski – wife of Rick and mother of Matt, Boston Bruins defenseman.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Penguins announced late Wednesday night that defenseman Ben Lovejoy has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 entry draft.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — While the National Hockey League remains in labor limbo, the Penguins announced new deals for three of their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton go-betweens, and another of their top prospects.
The Penguins wrapped up Development Camp Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center with a scrimmage in front of more than 6,000 fans. There were plenty of defensive prospects for the fans to get a look at, but one of them has a familiar face and name.