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Monday, Sep 24

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Daniel Sprong, Kris Letang and those brutal summer workouts

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Daniel Sprong and Kris Letang worked out together this summer. How did that go?

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The Penguins are bigger this season. That’s by design.

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The Penguins are never going to be on the NHL’s heaviest teams, but they did strategically add some size in the offseason.

Actually, Gritty — the Flyers' new mascot — rules

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The Flyers’ new mascot is ugly, hilarious and much better than Steely McBeam.

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The real reason Derick Brassard wasn’t himself last season

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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan talked more about why the Derick Brassard Experiment didn’t exactly work out last season.

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Penguins' Free Game for Kids is 'a different kind of loud'

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Annual preseason event gives tickets to 18,000-plus kids (and their coaches and chaperones) thrilled to “MAKE NOISE” at PPG Paints Arena.

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Penguins center Teddy Blueger is ready. Will that matter?

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Teddy Blueger played well Sunday. No surprise. He’s good enough to play in the NHL, although the Penguins don’t have a place for him.

Sunday, Sep 23

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Jason Mackey: Mike Sullivan will earn salary sorting out Penguins’ top-nine

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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has plenty to consider when trying to configure his top-nine.

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Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel to make Penguins preseason debut Sunday

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They'll be joined by notable forwards Dominik Simon, Bryan Rust, Derick Brassard and Carl Hagelin.

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Penguins center Matt Cullen's back to his old self, and that's a good thing

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It turns out that Penguins center Matt Cullen, while advanced in age, can still play hockey. He’s looked very good all preseason.

Saturday, Sep 22

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How the Penguins — and the rest of Pittsburgh — discovered Juuso Riikola

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The Finnish defenseman was one of six Penguins to score in a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday.

Friday, Sep 21

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Kris Letang's neck wasn't the only thing that bothered him

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Kris Letang changed his game last season. Don’t expect him to do it again.

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Jim Rutherford is ‘very, very pleased' with Penguins camp

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Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has noticed a difference with his coaches and players — they’re more rested and eager to go.

Thursday, Sep 20

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Penguins make cuts; Jordy Bellerive, Alex D'Orio among those to go

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The Penguins are trimming their training camp roster on Thursday, an off-day for players.

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Penguins top pick Calen Addison impresses in 'special' first game

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Calen Addison, the Penguins’ top pick in June’s draft, made a pretty pass and an “impressive” first impression in Wednesday’s preseason loss in Detroit.

Jason Mackey: The biggest key to Penguins' progress is obvious

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Don’t overthink it. If the Penguins are going to get back to their winning ways, they must get scored upon less.

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Tristan Jarry shines in Penguins' overtime loss to Red Wings

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In his first preseason start, goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 41 shots and a handful of the saves, as the Penguins lost, 3-2, in overtime.

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Derick Brassard returns after being sidelined by infection

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Derick Brassard had an unexpected hiccup at the start of Penguins training camp. He’s back now and hoping to make up for lost time.

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Casey DeSmith shines in Penguins preseason opener, but Sabres pull out 3-2 victory

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Casey DeSmith said he feels like a different goalie so far this preseason. That’s a good thing for the Penguins.

Tuesday, Sep 18

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Zach Aston-Reese ready to showcase his whole game in the preseason

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After keeping up with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel during training camp, Zach Aston-Reese hopes to make an impact -- literally -- in the preseason.

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Young Penguins 'pumped' for preseason test against Rasmus Dahlin and the Sabres

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Young Penguins are ready for Buffalo’s big guns, Casey DeSmith will be in goal, and Mike Sullivan and Derick Brassard should be back soon.

Monday, Sep 17

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Sunday, Sep 16

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Jacques Martin, who 'has seen a lot of stuff,' leading the Penguins while Mike Sullivan mourns

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With Mike Sullivan away following the death of his father, it’s Jacques Martin’s voice that will be ringing in their ears the next few days.

Evgeni Malkin is worried he's going to become irrelevant

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Evgeni Malkin emphasized Sunday that he wants to remain an elite NHL center and took steps this summer to make that happen.

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Phil Kessel holds court after Penguins practice

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Phil Kessel had a few things to say about how the 2017-18 season ended, his relationship with Mike Sullivan and more.

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Sidney Crosby remembers rival Henrik Zetterberg

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Sidney Crosby had many battles with former Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg. Crosby said “it’s a shame” that Zetterberg had to retire.