Matt Niskanen

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Lovejoy Returns To Practice

(93-7 The FAN) — Lovejoy, who has been out for two weeks with a knee injury, says he’s ahead of schedule in his recovery and hopes to return in the first round of the playoffs.

93-7 The Fan–04/10/2012

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Penguins Recall Brian Strait

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled defenseman Brian Strait Wednesday from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

93-7 The Fan–04/05/2012

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Letang, Niskanen Won’t Make Road Trip

(93-7 The FAN) — Penguins defensemen Kris Letang and Matt Niskanen will not play tonight at the New York Islanders as both continue to recover from injuries.

93-7 The Fan–03/29/2012

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Letang, Lovejoy Sidelined With Injuries

(93-7 The FAN) — Penguins defensemen Kris Letang and Ben Lovejoy were forced to miss Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders because of injuries.

93-7 The Fan–03/28/2012

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Penguins call up Despres, Strait

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Penguins called up defensemen Simon Despres and Brian Strait Monday, likely both in response to several defensive injuries suffered over the weekend.

93-7 The Fan–03/26/2012

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Pens’ Win Streak At 9 With 5-2 Win Over Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins passed a tough test against the Boston Bruins Sunday afternoon. The Penguins got goals from five different players to propel them to a 5-2 win to extend their winning streak to nine games.


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Neal, Niskanen Make Their First Return Return To Dallas Tonight

(93-7 The FAN) — After Monday’s trade deadline, it’s clear how valuable both players have become to this organization.

93-7 The Fan–02/29/2012

James Neal

Pens’ James Neal & Matt Niskanen Talk Loss To Ducks

Gregg Giannotti, host of The Fan Morning Show, talked to Penguins forward James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen following Wednesday night’s game at the CONSOL Energy Center.

93-7 The Fan–02/16/2012

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Lovejoy Suffers Broken Wrist

(93-7 The FAN) — Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy broke his left wrist after going hard into the boards Thursday night at San Jose.

93-7 The Fan–11/04/2011

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Pens’ Assistant Coach Todd Reirden Talks Blueliners

Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.

93-7 The Fan–10/21/2011

Matt Niskanen

“Puck Talk With Popchock” – Politics & Niskanen Still Make A Difference

Two of the things that stood out during a successful season-opening road trip were the presence of Matt Niskanen and the ongoing presence of politics in player discipline.

93-7 The Fan–10/11/2011

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Preseason: Pens Top Kings, 3-2 In Shootout

The Penguins continued their preseason success, beating the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2 in a shootout. Matt Niskanen scored in the eighth round of the shootout for the win.


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Preseason: Pens Beat Red Wings, 3-2

Evgeni Malkin picked up a goal and an assist as the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 on Wednesday night for their preseason opener.


Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

Pens/NY Islanders Rematch

Tonight is the rematch between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NY Islanders. If tonight’s game turns into a fightfest, the Pens have adjusted their lineup to be prepared.


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James Neal Relieved To Get First Goal As A Penguin

Matt Niskanen, Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal spoke with the media after the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night.

93-7 The Fan–03/09/2011