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Craig Adams | Winger | #27

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 9 (223) / CAR
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Craig Adams has officially announced his retirement.
He played in 70 games with Pittsburgh last season and skated in 951 contests during his NHL career. Adams works as a financial advisor now. Tue, Jan 26, 2016 03:18:00 PM

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Craig Adams will not play for the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.

The UFA-to-be will either look for a new team or retire. "Craig is considering all of his options," his agent Neil Sheehy said. "Those decisions will be made over the course of the summer. He was just told this week that he wasn't being brought back. That's pro sports. What direction he goes will be determined over the course of the next few months." Adams played in 70 regular season games with one goal and seven points but was a healthy scratch in all five playoff games against the Rangers.
Sat, May 2, 2015 08:51:00 AM

There will be no line up changes for Pittsburgh as they try to stave off elimination from the New York Rangers in Game Five on Friday.

Should the Penguins fail to win tonight's game, Craig Adams will have been sat for all five games despite appearing in 70 games for the Penguins during the regular season.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Craig Adams and Scott Harrington will be held out of the lineup as healthy scratches again on Wednesday night for Game 4 versus the Rangers.

It appears there will be no changes to the Pens lineup for Game 4 as Adams and Harrington are both expected to watch from the press box. Neither player has seen game action in the series thus far and we wouldn’t expect them to going forward with Beau Bennett and Derrick Pouilot getting closer to returning to the lineup from injury.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Craig Adams, Scott Harrington and Scott Wilson are healthy scratches in game one of Pittsburgh's opening round series against the Rangers.

The Penguins will be in tough because they are without Christian Ehrhoff, Kris Letang and Derrick Pouliot. Adams is a good defensive forward but he doesn't bring much to the table offensively.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Craig Adams was a late addition to the lineup when Sidney Crosby was scratched, due to a little known rule.

The NHL issued the following statement: "Since Crosby was in the previously submitted starting lineup, this change had to be made according to Rule 7.1 which states that changes to the starting lineup must be reviewed and approved by the referee prior to the start of the game. Proper procedure was followed by the Penguins and Adams is now in the game." Adams was in the press box and had to get dressed. He spent the tv timeouts skating to warm up before getting his first shift halfway through the first stanza.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Craig Adams will get the start in Thursday's game against Edmonton.

The 37-year-old has one goal and six points in 56 games this season. He has been a healthy scratch in five of Pittsburgh's last seven games.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Craig Adams is expected to be back in the press box Monday night versus the Sharks.

Adams had suited up in the Penguins game Friday night in Anaheim but then was listed back as a scratch Saturday in Los Angeles. Monday will be more of the same as Adams will be back in the press box for the fourth time in five games. He has a goal and five assists in 56 games this season and does not carry any fantasy value.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Craig Adams seems upbeat even after spending three of Pittsburgh's last four games in the press box.

"Nobody likes to be out," Adams said. "But it's reality when you have good depth. If you want to be a good team, that's what you need to have. You can't worry about it. You just contribute when you're given the opportunity." Adams has a goal and six points in 56 games in 2014-15. The 37-year-old is a veteran of 937 contests and is a two-time Stanley Cup champion.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Craig Adams is expected to return to the Penguins lineup for Wednesday’s game against Colorado.

Adams was practicing with the fourth line in the morning skate alongside Nick Spaling and Maxim Lapierre, meaning Beau Bennett will be a healthy scratch. Adams has recorded a goal and five assists in 55 games over the course of the year and does not offer any fantasy value.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Craig Adams is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Columbus.

The 37-year-old has one goal and six points in 55 games this season. He is a solid defensive forward, but his fantasy upside is obviously non-existent.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Craig Adams will draw back into the Penguins lineup Wednesday night against the Capitals.

With the Penguins trading tough-guy Zach Sill to the Maple Leafs for Daniel Winnik Wednesday afternoon, Adams will dress on the fourth line for the team's rivalry matchup with the Caps. The 37-year-old veteran had been a mainstay in the Penguins lineup until recently but will get his chance to make a lasting impression Wednesday night. Either way, he carries no fantasy value.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Craig Adams had an eventful night in Pittsburgh's 3-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday.

Adams had an assist on the Penguins' lone goal and was handed a 10-minute misconduct midway through the third period. He typically doesn't rack up points or PIM as he has six and 35 respectively in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Craig Adams, who played a big role in negotiating the current CBA, was disappointed that the Philadelphia Flyers would knowingly choose to violate it.

The new CBA states that no team activities, including travel, can take place on Dec. 26 as an extension of the league's Christmas break. Despite that the Flyers decided to travel to Nashville on Dec. 26 ahead of their game on Dec. 27 and they were fined for it. "There's a reason the rules are there," Adams said. "There's a reason we sat out a long time, to get nice things like (not traveling close to the holidays). ... Once you start leaving things in the hands of individual coaches, individual players or teams, things can be abused. People put a lot of time into the CBA, arguing about stuff like this." Adams warned that the players bending the rules could prove to be a slippery slope.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 08:16:00 AM

Craig Adams (undisclosed) was activated from the IL on Wednesday December 31.

Adams had seven hits in 13:49 minutes of ice time. He was sidelined for five contests.
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 01:57:00 AM

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