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Goaltender Casey DeSmith Underwent Successful Core Muscle Injury Repair

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith underwent successful bilateral core muscle injury repair today, it was announced by general manager Ron Hextall.

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Burke is a Fierce Advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke has marched in Pride parades all over North America - making stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and New York - and was vocal about wanting to do the same right here in Pittsburgh when it was safe to do so.

He got the chance on June 5, taking part in the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March with members of the Penguins organization while wearing a Brendan Burke sweater in honor of his late son. The march began downtown at the City-County Building and ended in Allegheny Commons Park West for a mini-festival.

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Penguins Forward Evgeni Malkin Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Penguins announced today that forward Evgeni Malkin underwent successful surgery on his right knee.  

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Hextall Discusses the State of the Team

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Penguins general manager's season-ending media availability

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Penguins general manager Ron Hextall felt there were a lot of positives to take out of the 2020-21 season despite the disappointing finish, and no sweeping changes are planned moving forward.

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Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby Named 2020-21 Ted Lindsay Award Finalist

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been named one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, it was announced today by the National Hockey League.

The award is presented annually "to the most outstanding player in the NHL," as voted on by fellow members of the NHL Players Association. He joins Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Toronto's Auston Matthews as a finalist for the award.

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Registration Now Open for the Willie O'Ree Academy

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Registration is now open for the first Willie O'Ree Academy, presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, it was announced today by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins Foundation.

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Inside Scoop: Final Virtual Media Availability of the 2020.21 Season

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Penguins' final virtual media availability of the 2020-21 season.

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Letang: "Me, Geno and Sid Want to Finish as Penguins"

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

With each passing year, people around the hockey world start discussing if the championship window has closed in Pittsburgh and if it's time to split up the core leadership group of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang.

And after the Penguins got eliminated in six games by the New York Islanders in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, that talk has only amplified with Malkin and Letang each having one year remaining on their contracts. But while the trio knows it ultimately isn't up to them, ideally, they would like to finish their careers here together.

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Experience is the Best Teacher for Jarry

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Tristan Jarry's first season as the Penguins' No. 1 netminder was filled with ups and downs, and unfortunately, it ended on a low point.

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Penguins Lead in Local TV Ratings

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Penguins finished on top of the National Hockey League's local TV ratings for the 2020-21 season, averaging a 7.79 rating on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, according to ratings published by the Sports Business Journal today.

The 7.79 rating, which is up 36%, puts Pittsburgh in the number one or two spot for local television ratings for the past 15 consecutive years. The other teams included in the top five were Vegas, St. Louis, Buffalo and Boston.  

In addition, the SBJ also listed the National Basketball Association's ratings for this season, noting that the Golden State Warriors led with an average 5.96 rating on NBC Sports Bay Area. The numbers confirm that the Penguins led local TV ratings amongst all U.S.-based NHL teams and NBA teams included in the rankings.

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