-Jarome Iginla (above) had his immigration issues resolved.
-"The way we're playing defensively, the way everybody is helping out and doing such a great job, that's big in the playoffs. That's something we weren't as good at against Philly last year. Right now, we're good at it." - Marc-Andre Fleury on his team's 14-game winning streak.
-Welcome back Fleury ... as Tomas Vokoun's backup at least.
-“It’s his one chance to really make a decision for what’s best for him in his eyes. How can you fault somebody for doing what they want to do in a situation where they have that kind of control?" - Bruins defenseman and former Penguin Andrew Ference on Iginla choosing the Penguins over the Bruins.
-Here's the video tribute the Flames played for Iginla during last night's game against the Blue Jackets:
-Here was the reaction to the video:
-With Fleury healthy, the Penguins assigned goaltender Brad Thiessen to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
-Dan Bylsma speaks:
-Sidney Crosby speaks:
-Dylan Reese scored two regulation goals for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 3-2 shootout loss at home to the Providence Bruins Friday. Trevor Smith recorded two assists for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while teammate Brad Thiessen made 26 saves.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's Bobby Farnham went at it with Providence's Alden Hirschfeld:
-Chris Barton had two goals and an assist for the Wheeling Nailers in an 8-5 home loss to the Toledo Walleye Friday. Paul Crowder added a goal and two assists for the Nailers while teammate Zach Hansen recorded two assists. Peter Delmas made 27 saves in the loss.
-Happy 53rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman and assistant coach Randy Hillier (right). Acquired prior to the 1984-85 season in a trade which sent a draft pick to the Bruins, Hillier spent parts of seven seasons with the Penguins as a player. In 1984-85, Hillier appeared in 45 games and scored 21 points. During 1985-86, he was limited to 28 games and three assists. He followed that up in 1986-87 by seeing action in 55 games and recorded 12 points. In 1987-88, Hillier once against played in 55 games and netted 13 points. Hillier appeared in a career-high 68 games in 1988-89 and scored a career-high 24 points. He saw action in nine postseason games that spring and recorded one assist. In 1989-90, he saw action in 61 games and netted 15 points. During 1990-91, Hillier appeared in 31 games and scored four points. He appeared in eight playoff games that spring and failed to record a point while helping the franchise earn its first Stanley Cup championship. During the 1991 offseason, he joined the Islanders as a free agent. In 343 regular season games with the Penguins, he recorded 92 points, 94th-most in franchise history. In 17 postseason games, he recorded one assist. Hiller returned to the Penguins and served as an assistant coach in the 1997-98 season and once again from 2001 through 2006.
Happy 37th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin. A free agent signing in the 2007 offseason, Conklin's Penguins career amounted to 33 games in 2007-08. He went 18-8-5 with a 2.51 goals against average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts. He also served as the team's starting goaltender in the first Winter Classic in 2008. During the 2008 offseason, Conklin, one of 11 NHL players born in Alaska, joined the Red Wings as a free agent.
-After the Jump: The Islanders' Lubomir Visnovsky gets paid and Jaromir Jagr gets his 1,000th career assist.