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Head Coach Mike Sullivan
Assistant Coach Todd Reirden
Assistant Coach Mike Vellucci
Goaltending Coach Andy Chiodo
Playoff Odds 51%
Projected Cap Hit $83,236,655
Projected Cap Space $-2,586,655
Current Cap Space $6,975,000
LTIR Pool $9,378,205
Roster 23/23
Contracts 47/50
Transactions
Jason Zucker | Zucker posted an assist, two shots on net, three hits and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Kraken. Dec 6
Danton Heinen | Heinen scored a goal on three shots, supplied two assists and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-1 win over the Kraken. Dec 6
Brian Boyle | Boyle is no longer dealing with an upper-body injury and instead has been sitting as a healthy scratch, Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Dec 5
Tristan Jarry | Jarry allowed a goal on 23 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Canucks. Dec 4
Tristan Jarry | Jarry will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Canucks. Dec 4

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Line Combinations Updated: Dec 06 (12:09pm)
$6,000,0006M
$8,700,0008.7M
$1,000,0001M
$4,100,0004.1M
$7,250,0007.3M
Line 1 $15,700,000 Pairing 1 $11,350,000
$5,500,0005.5M
$2,636,3642.6M
$1,100,0001.1M
$4,025,1754M
$4,400,0004.4M
Line 2 $9,236,364 Pairing 2 $8,425,175
$2,750,0002.8M
$2,200,0002.2M
$3,200,0003.2M
$4,875,0004.9M
$750,0000.8M
Line 3 $8,150,000 Pairing 3 $5,625,000
$1,725,0001.7M
$925,0000.9M
$750,0000.8M
$1,250,0001.3M
$3,500,0003.5M
Line 4 $3,400,000 Goalies $4,750,000
Injury Report
Bryan Rust
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Bryan Rust - IR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Mon Nov 29, 2021
Bryan Rust | Rust (lower body) was designated as week-to-week by coach Mike Sullivan, who told reporters, "His status right now is week-to-week with a lower-body injury. He did not make the trip with us -- he is back in Pittsburgh rehabbing."

Sun Nov 28, 2021
Bryan Rust | The Penguins placed Rust (lower body) on injured reserve Sunday.
Sat Nov 27, 2021
Bryan Rust | Rust (lower body) will not play Saturday against visiting Montreal, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Fri Nov 26, 2021
Bryan Rust | Rust (undisclosed) was a late scratch Friday against the Islanders, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Fri Nov 26, 2021
Bryan Rust | Rust is being evaluated for a lower-body injury after missing Friday's game against the Islanders.
Evgeni Malkin
Expected Return Tue Dec 14, 2021
Evgeni Malkin - IR-LT - Knee
Surgery
Mon Nov 29, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (knee) participated in Monday's game-day skate sporting a non-contact sweater. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He's at the next stage of his rehab process. Our medical thinks he's ready to have our players around him and participate in a non-contact fashion. We're excited about that step - it's certainly real encouraging."

Mon Oct 18, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (knee) was on the ice Monday without gear for the first time since offseason knee surgery, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (knee), as expected, was designated for long-term injured reserve Tuesday.
Thu Sep 23, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Penguins general manager Ron Hextall announced Thursday that Malkin (knee) will miss at least the first two months of the season.
Fri Jun 4, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin underwent successful knee surgery and is not expected to be ready for training camp.
Jake Guentzel
Expected Return Fri Dec 17, 2021
Jake Guentzel - OUT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Jake Guentzel | Guentzel is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Wednesday, "Jake is going to be week-to-week with an upper-body injury."

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $50,986,364 62.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Carter, Jeff C 36
$2,636,364
$0
UFA
Crosby, Sidney C 34
$8,700,000
NMC
$8,700,000
NMC
$8,700,000
NMC
$8,700,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Malkin, Evgeni
LTIR
C 35
$9,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Boyle, Brian C 36
$750,000
$0
UFA
Zucker, Jason LW 29
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Rust, Bryan
IR
RW 29
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
McGinn, Brock LW 27
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Blueger, Teddy C 27
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$0
RFA
Guentzel, Jake LW 27
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Kapanen, Kasperi RW 25
$3,200,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Lafferty, Sam C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Rodrigues, Evan LW 28
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Simon, Dominik RW 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Heinen, Danton LW 26
$1,100,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Aston-Reese, Zach LW 27
$1,725,000
$0
UFA
O'Connor, Drew LW 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$50,986,364
$25,150,000
$17,450,000
$11,450,000
(7) Defence $26,125,175 32.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Letang, Kris D 34
$7,250,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Dumoulin, Brian D 30
$4,100,000
$4,100,000
$0
UFA
Matheson, Mike D 27
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Ruhwedel, Chad D 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Pettersson, Marcus D 25
$4,025,175
$4,025,175
$4,025,175
M-NTC
$4,025,175
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Friedman, Mark D 25
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Marino, John D 24
$4,400,000
$4,400,000
$4,400,000
$4,400,000
M-NTC
$4,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
TOTALS
$26,125,175
$17,400,175
$13,300,175
$13,300,175
$9,275,000
(2) Goalies $4,750,000 5.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Jarry, Tristan G 26
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
DeSmith, Casey G 30
$1,250,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$4,750,000
$3,500,000
(1) Buried $25,000 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Riikola, Juuso D 28
$25,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$25,000
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $1,166,667 1.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Johnson, Jack
Buyout
D 34
$1,166,667
$1,916,667
$916,667
$916,667
$916,667
TOTALS
$1,166,667
$1,916,667
$916,667
$916,667
$916,667
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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23 10 6 5
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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47 18 8 5
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$83,236,655 $47,966,842 $31,666,842 $25,666,842
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-2,586,655 $33,533,158 $49,833,158 $55,833,158
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$6,975,000 $33,533,158 $49,833,158 $55,833,158
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$9,378,205 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$83,053,205 $47,966,842 $31,666,842 $25,666,842
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$850,000 $0 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(22) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Weber, Yannick D 33
$0
UFA
Chaput, Michael C 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Domingue, Louis G 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Trotman, Zach D 31
$0
UFA
Bartkowski, Matt D 33
$0
UFA
Fedun, Taylor D 33
$750,000
$0
UFA
Segalla, Ryan D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Angello, Anthony RW 25
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Lindgren, Jesper D 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bengtsson, Lukas D 27
$0
RFA
Bjorkqvist, Kasper RW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Almari, Niclas D 23
$809,166
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Masonius, Joseph D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier D 22
$863,333
$0
RFA
Lauzon, Zachary D 23
$0
Phillips, Clayton D 22
$0
Drozg, Jan RW 22
$809,166
$0
RFA
Palojarvi, Antti D 22
$0
Reilly, William D 24
$806,250
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hallander, Filip C 21
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gruden, Jonathan C 21
$788,333
$788,333
$0
RFA
Almeida, Justin LW 22
$809,166
$0
RFA
Gorman, Liam C 21
$0
Riikola, Juuso D 28
$1,150,000
$0
UFA
Currie, Josh RW 29
$0
UFA
Bellerive, Jordan C 22
$733,333
$0
RFA
D'Orio, Alex G 22
$733,333
$0
RFA
Peters, Anthony G 30
$0
$0
UFA
Uher, Dominik C 28
$0
RFA
Larmi, Emil G 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Poulin, Samuel LW 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Legare, Nathan RW 20
$789,167
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
Caulfield, Judd 20
$0
$0
UFA
Lindberg, Filip G 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Puustinen, Valtteri LW 22
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
Airola, Santeri D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Abt, Matt D 28
$0
$0
UFA
Berger, Chase C 27
$0
$0
UFA
Kim, Michael D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Lee, Cam D 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Zohorna, Radim LW 25
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Blomqvist, Joel G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Clang, Calle G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Svejkovsky, Lukas C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Ansons, Raivis RW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Yoder, Chase 19
$0
$0
UFA
Maniscalco, Josh D 22
$853,333
$853,333
$0
RFA
Broz, Tristan 19
$0
$0
UFA
Belliveau, Isaac D 19
$0
$0
UFA
McCleary, Ryan D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Laatsch, Daniel D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Sillinger, Kirill 19
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,789,581
$6,575,834
$1,652,501