Penguins scheduled for 10 national television games (31-Aug-2005)
The NHL has announced that the Penguins will appear 10 times on national television this season. The Pens will be on OLN seven times and NBC three times. The games can be found on the schedule section.
Penguins release training camp schedule (31-Aug-2005)
Practice sessions begin on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m under the direction of head coach Eddie Olczyk and his staff. Practices and the training camp tournament will be open to the public, free of charge, from Sept. 14-18.
Fans may enter Gate 1 at Mellon Arena. Arena concession stands will be open.
Malkin won't play for the Penguins this season (26-Aug-2005)
The Penguins' 2004 first round pick, Evgeni Malkin, will not be playing for the Pens this season. Malkin will remain with Metallurg Magnitogorsk for the upcoming season. An interview with Malkin discussing the situation can be found at http://rushockey.com/events.php?i=sl&stream=sl_interviews&id=291.
Three schedule changes (24-Aug-2005)
The team has announced three starting time changes. Dec. 3 vs Calgary will start at 7:00pm. Dec. 16 vs Buffalo will start at 7:00. Dec. 17 will start at 5:00pm. The updated schedule can be found here.
Penguins re-sign Koltsov (16-Aug-2005)
The Pens have re-signed Konstantin Koltsov. Terms of the deal have not been released.
Pens sign LeClair and Poapst; re-sign Melichar (15-Aug-2005)
The Penguins pull the surprise (so far) of the offseason by signing 36 year old, five-time All Star John LeClair to a two year deal. The team also picked up 36 year old defenseman Steve Poapst and re-signed defenseman Josef Melichar.
Crosby to appear on The Tonight Show (2-Aug-2005)
Sidney Crosby is scheduled to be on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, August 4th. Also scheduled are Rob Schneider and musical guest, Michael Penn. Crosby will also be interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine while in Los Angeles. There will also be an article about him in Reader's Digest which is expected to be published in October.
Pens make qualifying offer to 13 players (1-Aug-2005)
The Penguins have made qualifying offers to 13 players: Colby Armstrong, Kris Beech ($899,745 qualifying offer), Shane Endicott ($643,720), Matt Hussey ($450,000), David Koci, Konstantin Koltsov ($817,950), Guillaume Lefebvre ($450,000), Ryan Malone ($522,500), Josef Melichar ($585,200), Matt Murley, Michel Ouellet, Martin Strbak ($459,800), and Dick Tarnstrom ($1.064 million).
The restricted free agents who were not offered a contract were Matt Bradley, Michal Rozsival, Steve Crampton and Darcy Robinson.