-So far, so good for Christian Ehrhoff (above).
-Welcome back Robert Bortuzzo ... to practice.
-Andrew Ebbett and Scott Harrington were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
-EN Says: With neither player appearing in a game and the rest of the Penguins' roster getting healthier than it was during training camp, there really wasn't any reason for either of them to be on the NHL roster. Being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, they can get some ice time.
-After struggling on the third line last season, Brandon Sutter is digging life on the second line.
-Mike Johnston speaks:
-Today would've been the 65th birthday of former Penguins forward Michel Briere. A third-round pick in 1969, Briere's brief NHL career amounted to 76 games, 12 goals, 32 assists and 44 points with the 1969-70 Penguins. His assist total set a franchise record at the time. During that spring's playoffs, Briere appeared in 10 games and scored eight points. One of his points was an overtime goal in a 3-2 win in Game 4 in a quarterfinal series against the California Seals. It was the first playoff series win in franchise history. In the offseason, Briere suffered severe injuries in a car wreck in Quebec. Despite multiple surgeries, he died as a result of his injuries, April 13, 1971. In response, the team retired his No. 21. To date, only Briere and Mario Lemieux have had their numbers retired by the franchise. Today, the team's rookie of the year award is named after him.
-Happy 55th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Vincent Tremblay. Acquired in the 1983 offseason, Tremblay's entire Penguins' career amounted to four games, a 0-4-0 record, a 6.00 goals against average and .831 save percentage. While Tremblay's numbers with the Penguins are the furthest thing from being remarkable, his presence led to the most important move in franchise history. Late in the 1983-84, the Penguins suspiciously demoted respectable goaltender Roberto Romano to Baltimore of the AHL and recalled Tremblay, a career journeyman, late in the season "to see what he can do." All Tremblay could do was lose his four appearances for the Penguins to "help" them finish in last place and "earn" a chance to draft Mario Lemieux with the first overall pick in the 1984 draft. Tremblay was released in the 1984 offseason.
-After the Jump: Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is suspended after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.