Just in time for Saturday’s Stadium Series contest against the Philadelphia Flyers the Penguins added a new face to the lineup with the acquisition of veteran blue liner Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Good injury news: It looks like Justin Schultz will return to the lineup on Saturday night after battling a concussion. [Trib Live]
Bad injury news: Kris Letang suffered a knock in Tuesday night’s game against the Hurricanes and is now listed a day-to-day with an upper body injury. His status for the outdoor game is unclear at this time. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Worse injury news: Defenseman Trevor Daley underwent successful knee surgery on Thursday morning and will miss the next six weeks. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Five months after replacing Consol Energy as the sponsor of the Pens home arena, PPG announced a new partnership with the NHL to become the league’s official paint brand. [Penguins]
Kids taking part in the Penguins’ “Learn to Play” program on Thursday got the surprise of a lifetime when they were joined by Sidney Crosby and several other players for their morning practice. [Penguins]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Every year there a few teams who overpay for a player at the trade deadline. Here are a few players who teams may pay too much for on March 1st. [Sportsnet]