The Pittsburgh Penguins will sooner or later get winger Jason Zucker back in their lineup. Zucker has been skating with the team in a non-contact jersey. On Saturday, he addressed the media and did so in a t-shirt depicting defenseman Mark Friedman as Lord Farquaad from Shrek. Ouch! The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames unintentionally played a 1980s retro game with 14 goals and goalies who will have nightmares. And will the NHL trade rumors surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs push for Marc-Andre Fleury have negative consequences?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Friedman on a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. The contract begins in the 2022-23 season and runs through the 2023-24 campaign. The one-way contract carries an average annual value of $775,000. "Friedman is...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have completed some contract work that has nothing to do with the impending trade deadline, signing Mark Friedman to a two-year extension. The deal, which keeps him in Pittsburgh through the 2023-24 season, is a one-way contract that carries an average annual value of $775K. Penguins general manager Ron Hextall released the following statement:
The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t make the blockbuster deal on Sunday, but they locked up their resident pot stir when they signed defenseman Mark Friedman to a two-year deal. The new contract, which begins next season, carries a $775,000 AAV. Friedman was GM Ron Hextall’s first acquisition after Hextall was...
Friedman scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. For a defenseman with zero goals in 17 games this season and only two in his NHL career prior to Friday, Friedman looked like a born sniper early in the third period, taking a feed from Brian Boyle and snapping it into the top corner from the faceoff circle to the left of Laurent Brossoit. Despite the heroics, Friedman could find himself back in the press box once Brian Dumoulin (illness) is ready to return.
It’s quite amazing how the NHL trade deadline could shape or reshape the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins are not alone, as their aging rival, the Washington Capitals, are also scouring the NHL trade block for affordable help. The Penguins won a few games in a row after weeks of roller-coaster riding, loose, flat, and sloppy hockey, then slipped back into it for 40 minutes against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
Mark Friedman doesn’t mask it. Shoot, he might as well launch a sophisticated marketing campaign for it. “Yeah, I kind of love doing it,” Friedman said to media in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday. “I like getting underneath guys’ skin and if I can draw a penalty out of it, why not?”
In many settings, Mark Friedman would at best be described as a “piece of work” and at worst be called something that can’t be printed in a newspaper. In the hockey world, guys like him get labeled something else: “a beauty.”. Evan Rodrigues started laughing out...
When you’ve largely been a health scratch for a stretch ranging from before Thanksgiving to after Valentine’s Day, you’re probably not going to be overly finicky over where you might find some ice time when you finally do get into the lineup. Mark Friedman sure isn’t.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman returned to the lineup during Saturday’s 1-0 home win against the New York Rangers at PPG Paints Arena. Replacing injured defenseman Mike Matheson on the third pairing, Friedman logged 12 minutes 11 seconds of ice time on 18 shifts and recorded one shot on three attempts.
The Penguins recalled defenseman Mark Friedman from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). On Monday, he was sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment. Friedman has been a healthy scratch for 39 of the past 40 games at the NHL level, including the past 19 contests. This week, he...
The Penguins made a trio of minor roster moves on Monday morning, sending forwards Drew O’Connor and Radim Zohorna and defenseman Mark Friedman to their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. O’Connor had been on long-term injured reserve after he suffered an upper-body injury Jan. 15. He returned to...
Friedman (lower body) will play Thursday versus the Panthers. Friedman appeared to get hurt late in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, but it's not enough to force him to miss time. He'll play on the bottom pairing while Pierre-Olivier Joseph exits the lineup with Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel both back from COVID-19 protocols.