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Pittsburgh Penguins Extend GM Jim Rutherford for Three Years

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 22: Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins attends the 2016 NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that general manager Jim Rutherford has signed a three-year contract extension. This contract will secure his position through the 2021-22 season. The Penguins have signed GM Jim Rutherford to a three-year contract extension through the 2021.22 season. Details: https://t.co/2XVx91LSbG pic.twitter.com/06QG0ej5ek — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 14, 2018 Rutherford, who has been with the Penguins for five seasons, will extend...

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Dallas Stars John Klingberg Out Three weeks With Upper-Body Injury

DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 13: John Klingberg #3 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center on October 13, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg is expected to be out at least three weeks after sustaining an upper-body injury. The injury occurred Thursday when the Stars faced the San Jose Sharks. Klingberg exited the game during the third period and did not return. Klingberg out at least 3 weeks. Upper-body injury. — Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) November 9, 2018 Despite the...

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Zach Aston-Reese ready to shine with Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA – FEBRUARY 17: Zach Aston-Reese #46 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at PPG PAINTS Arena on February 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Zach Aston-Reese from the Wilks-Barre/Scranton Penguins. After suffering an ugly injury last year during the playoffs, Aston-Reese recovered and has been thriving ever since. Now it’s time for the young star to secure his place in the NHL. Zach Aston-Reese Shines in AHL After appearing in nine games, the young forwards playoff run...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Derick Brassard added to IR

PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 03: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Derick Brassard (19) skates with the puck during the overtime period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders on March 3, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Pittsburgh Penguins Derick Brassard was moved to the injured reserve list after suffering a lower-body injury. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday according to the NHL Media Site. The team has yet to announce a timeline for his return. Brassard...

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Ottawa Senators Forward Alex Formenton Heading Back to OHL

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Forward Alex Formenton Heading Back to OHL BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 08: Ottawa Senators left wing Alex Formenton (59) turns up ice during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators on October 8, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Senators 6-3. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) 19-year-old Ottawa Senators forward Alex Formenton is on his way back to the OHL’s London Knights after playing nine games with the team. Roster update: The #Sens have assigned forward @88Forms...

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Vegas Golden Knights Max Pacioretty Out Day-to-Day

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 11: Vegas Golden Knights Left Wing Max Pacioretty (67) looks on during the first period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vegas Golden Knights on October 11, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Golden Knights 4-2. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Vegas Golden Knights Max Pacioretty is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury after leaving Friday nights game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Max Pacioretty is “day-to-day” but Gallant sounded very unsure about it. Told me me trainers could tell him...

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Breakout Candidate: Pittsburgh Penguins Jake Guentzel

MONTREAL, QC – OCTOBER 13: Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) skates towards the play during the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Montreal Canadiens game on October 13, 2018, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Last season, Jake Guentzel was a powerhouse for the Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the playoffs but had his share of struggles during the regular season. Its a pivotal year for the young star, and so far he’s off to a good start. During his first full season in the NHL, Guentzel finished as one of the Penguins top...

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John Ziegler Jr. Former NHL President Passes Away

CANADA – MARCH 27: Still talking: NHL president John Ziegler; left; and NHL players union boss Bob Goodenow enjoyed some meatier exchanges yesterday. (Photo by Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The former 4th president of the NHL, John Ziegler Jr. has passed away at age 84. His passing was confirmed in a statement Friday by current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. John Ziegler, 4th president of the NHL, has passed away. He was living in Florida at the time of his death. The cause of death has not been released. Ziegler served as president for 15 years. The NHL...

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New Jersey Devils Brian Boyle Says Cancer In Remission

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle during an Oct. 24 game against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo credit: Kate Frese/Last Word on Hockey) The New Jersey Devils Brian Boyle revealed his cancer is in remission. Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia before the start of the season in September of 2017. The ink had barely dried on his freshly signed two-year $5.1 million contract when the centreman received the news. He was initially told it could take up to 18 months for his leukemia to go into full remission, though it took just under 13. Boyle...

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Vegas Golden Knights Alex Tuch Signs 7-Year Extension

SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) carries the puck during the San Jose Sharks game versus the Vegas Golden Knights on September 22, 2018, at SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Alex Tuch to a seven-year contract extension worth $33.25 million, or $4.75 million AAV per season. Tuch was set to become a free agent at the end of this season, but the deal ensures his future with Vegas into the 2025-26...

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Montreal Canadiens Tomas Plekanec to Miss Several Weeks With Back Injury

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 18: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during the NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre on January 18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens announced forward Tomas Plekanec will be absent from Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators due to a lower back injury. Head coach Claude Julien said he is expected to be out for a few weeks and will be placed on injured reserve. Medical update: Tomas Plekanec (lower back injury) will...

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