John Shannon: Shawn Thornton’s appeal ruling may now not be known until the 26th.
Dave Molinari: The Penguins have re-signed goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $600,000. William DePaoli: The Pens now have 14 players under contract for next season at about $55.1 million. Seven forwards, five defenseman and two goalies.
Frank Seravalli: Vincent Lecavalier made an early return to the lineup yesterday.
Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove: