Not much news is coming out, but here's a little nugget: the Penguins pre-season schedule has been announced. I believe the regular season skeddie is usually released around late July/early August, if you just can't wait to get it started again.
The Penguins’ 2009 pre-season schedule:
Friday, Sept. 18, TORONTO AT PITTSBURGH, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21, Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24, Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25, COLUMBUS AT PITTSBURGH, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, Pittsburgh at Detroit, 5:00 p.m.
Hopefully this pre-season everyone can get through without major injury -- unlike last year's catastrophic Sergei Gonchar injury. (Don't worry, David Koci is in Colorado this year!)