Here's an in depth look at the Penguins' April schedule:
April 1 - Devils: Because it's fun saying "Oduya."
(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
April 4 - At Hurricanes: Because Ric Flair is a Hurricanes fan.
April 5 - At Panthers: Because they don't throw rats on the ice anymore in Florida.
(Photo: The Pensblog)
April 7 - At Lightning: Because Gary Roberts doesn't drink any old water.
April 9 - Islanders: Because Rick DiPietro has an image of Iwo Jima on his mask.
(Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times)
April 11 - At Canadiens: Because "Komisarek" is apparently how French Canadians say "Orpik."
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The folks at BringBackMike.com aren't exactly thrilled that Paul Steigerwald got his job back.
-Devils assistant coach and hall-of-fame defenseman took a job with the Devils as special assignment coach.
-The Bruins put former Penguins forward Glen Murray on waivers.
-Former Blues forward Martin Rucinsky signed with a team in the Czech Republic.
-Former Blue Jackets defenseman Duvie Westcott signed with a team in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.
-The Canucks re-signed forward Ryan Shannon and five other players.
-The Ducks signed head coach and former Penguins defenseman Randy Carlyle to a two-year contract extension.
-The Sharks officially hired former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach Todd Richards as an assistant coach today.
-San Jose re-signed restricted free agent forwards Riley Armstrong and Mike Morris. Armstrong is the brother of former Penguins forward Colby Armstrong.