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Head Coach Mike Sullivan
Assistant Coach Todd Reirden
Assistant Coach Mike Vellucci
Goaltending Coach Andy Chiodo
Playoff Odds %
Projected Cap Hit $85,223,162
Projected Cap Space $-1,723,162
Current Cap Space $4,500,000
LTIR Pool $6,796,530
Roster 23/23
Contracts 50/50
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Valtteri Puustinen | Puustinen provided an assist and fired four shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. Feb 27
Reilly Smith | Smith logged an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. Feb 27
Kris Letang | Letang produced an assist, five shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. Feb 27
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. Feb 27
Sidney Crosby | Crosby notched two assists, including one on the power play, and five shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. Feb 27

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Injury Report
Matt Nieto
Expected Return Thu Feb 29, 2024
Matt Nieto - IR-LT - Knee
Surgery
Bryan Rust
Expected Return Tue Mar 5, 2024
Bryan Rust - OUT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Tue Feb 27, 2024
Bryan Rust | Rust (upper body) is considered week-to-week according to coach Mike Sullivan on Tuesday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Mon Feb 26, 2024
Bryan Rust | Rust (upper body) did not join the Pittsburgh Penguins for their four-game road trip, the team announced Monday.
Sun Feb 25, 2024
Bryan Rust | Rust (upper body) is being evaluated after Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Michelle Crechiolo of the Pittsburgh Penguins' official site reports.
Jake Guentzel
Expected Return Thu Mar 14, 2024
Jake Guentzel - IR-LT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Thu Feb 15, 2024
Jake Guentzel | Guentzel (upper body) is expected to miss four weeks. He was also placed on long-term injured reserve Thursday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Wed Feb 14, 2024
Jake Guentzel | Guentzel (upper body) is being evaluated after Wednesday's game versus the Florida Panthers.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Slide Eligible
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $49,425,000 59.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Carter, Jeff +35 C 39
$3,125,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Crosby, Sidney C 36
$8,700,000
NMC
$8,700,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Malkin, Evgeni C 37
$6,100,000
NMC
$6,100,000
NMC
$6,100,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Eller, Lars C 34
$2,450,000
$2,450,000
$0
UFA
Smith, Reilly RW 32
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Rust, Bryan RW 31
$5,125,000
$5,125,000
$5,125,000
$5,125,000
$0
UFA

(2028)
Rakell, Rickard C 30
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2028)
Nieto, Matt
LTIR
LW 31
$900,000
$900,000
$0
UFA
Guentzel, Jake
LTIR
LW 29
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Harkins, Jansen C 26
$850,000
$0
UFA
Acciari, Noel C 32
$2,000,000
M-NTC
$2,000,000
M-NTC
$2,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Puljujarvi, Jesse RW 25
$800,000
$800,000
$0
UFA
Phillips, Matthew C 25
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Bemstrom, Emil C 24
$900,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Puustinen, Valtteri RW 24
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
O'Connor, Drew LW 25
$925,000
$925,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$49,425,000
$37,000,000
$18,225,000
$10,125,000
(7) Defence $27,025,173 32.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Letang, Kris D 36
$6,100,000
NMC
$6,100,000
NMC
$6,100,000
NMC
$6,100,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2028)
Karlsson, Erik D 33
$9,999,998
NMC
$9,999,998
NMC
$9,999,998
NMC
$9,999,998
NMC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Graves, Ryan D 28
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2029)
Ruhwedel, Chad D 33
$800,000
$0
UFA
Pettersson, Marcus D 27
$4,025,175
M-NTC
$4,025,175
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Joseph, Pierre-Olivier D 24
$825,000
$0
RFA
Ludvig, John D 23
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$27,025,173
$25,400,173
$20,599,998
$20,599,998
(2) Goalies $6,875,000 8.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Jarry, Tristan G 28
$5,375,000
M-NTC
$5,375,000
M-NTC
$5,375,000
M-NTC
$5,375,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2028)
Nedeljkovic, Alex G 28
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$6,875,000
$5,375,000
$5,375,000
$5,375,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
(2) Buyout & Retained Salary $2,479,167 3.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Petry, Jeff
Retained Salary
D 36
$1,562,500
$1,562,500
Johnson, Jack
Buyout
D 37
$916,667
$916,667
$916,667
TOTALS
$2,479,167
$2,479,167
$916,667
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Roster Size

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

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23 16 8 6
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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50 26 12 6
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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$83,500,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000
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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$85,223,162 $70,254,342 $45,116,667 $36,100,000
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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$-1,723,162 $17,420,658 $42,558,333 $51,575,000
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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$4,500,000 $17,420,658 $42,558,333 $51,575,000
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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$6,796,530 $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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$85,804,342 $70,254,342 $45,116,667 $36,100,000
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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$0 $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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2 2 3 3
(25) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Hellberg, Magnus G 32
$785,000
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 30
$762,500
$0
UFA
Fedun, Taylor D 35
$762,500
$0
UFA
Hinostroza, Vinnie RW 29
$775,000
$0
UFA
Shea, Ryan D 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Hajek, Libor D 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bjorkqvist, Kasper RW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Koppanen, Joona C 26
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Masonius, Joseph D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Samorukov, Dmitri D 24
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Phillips, Clayton D 24
$0
Rathbone, Jack D 24
$850,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Palojarvi, Antti D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Smith, Ty D 23
$775,000
$0
RFA
Hallander, Filip LW 23
$0
RFA
Gruden, Jonathan LW 23
$775,000
$0
RFA
St. Ivany, John D 24
$857,500
$0
RFA
Poulin, Samuel RW 23
$863,334
$0
RFA
Hamaliuk, Dillon LW 23
$789,167
$0
RFA
Cajkovic, Maxim RW 23
$850,833
$0
RFA
Lindberg, Filip G 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Kim, Michael D 28
$0
$0
UFA
Zohorna, Radim C 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Blomqvist, Joel G 22
$886,667
$886,667
$886,667
$0
RFA

(2026)
Nickl, Thimo D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Svejkovsky, Lukas C 22
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Ansons, Raivis RW 22
$844,167
$844,167
$0
RFA
Yoder, Chase C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Broz, Tristan C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Belliveau, Isaac D 21
$875,000
$875,000
$875,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Laatsch, Daniel D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Sillinger, Kirill C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Frasca, Jordan C 22
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Gauthier, Taylor G 23
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Andonovski, Corey RW 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pickering, Owen D 20
$918,333
$918,333
$918,333
$0
RFA

(2026)
Murashov, Sergei G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Plante, Zam C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Collins, Nolan D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Devlin, Luke C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Yager, Brayden C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Pieniniemi, Emil D 18
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Ilyin, Mikhail Ye. LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Foster, Cooper C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Järventie, Emil C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kangas, Kalle D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Johnstone, Marc RW 27
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$20,617,502
$8,521,668
$3,550,000