The Pittsburgh Penguins cut four players from their roster and placed two on injured reserve prior to the League roster deadline.
Forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Simon Despres were sent to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the team's American Hockey League affiliate, and forward Beau Bennett was sent to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.
Derrick Pouliot, the eighth pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, was returned to his junior team, the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.
In addition, defenseman Kris Letang (lower-body injury) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) were placed on injured reserve.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk