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Rob Scuderi | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/30/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
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Rob Scuderi will be looking to rebound from a disappointing year in 2014-15.
"I feel like I need to have a bounce-back year," he said. "I struggled after my injury." He missed 29 games from Oct. 26 to Dec. 29 due to a fractured ankle that required surgery and said he didn't feel the same for the rest of the season. Scuderi picked up four assists and a minus-8 rating in 53 games last year. Aug 15 - 7:51 PM

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Defenseman Rob Scuderi did not enjoy a good season in 2013-14 but the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins likes him.

"I know he didn't play as well here last year, but you can't always go, based on one year," he said. "Sometimes, it's one year off, and then they're back on track. He's a key factor in this."
Jun 7 - 10:40 AM

Rob Scuderi has never lost a Game 7.

The Penguins have to hope that trend continues when Pittsburgh hosts the Rangers Tuesday night. Scuderi, 35, has been in three previous Game 7s. "Here's the biggest thing for us right now," Scuderi said. "We need to be confident in the game plan that our coaches give us. That's it. It's important for us to have more faith in the system that's gotten us here."
May 13 - 6:28 AM

Coach Dan Bylsma came to the defense of Rob Scuderi after he was criticized by former Penguins blueliner Peter Taglianetti on Twitter.

"Rob has probably played some his best hockey for us in these playoffs and this year," Bylsma said. "It's a fairly unassuming type of role in how he defends and what he does for our team." Taglianetti commented that Scuderi should be moved to the press box, but the current Pittsburgh defender isn't concerned with the comment. "I don't worry about outside influences much," he said. "I just try to do what I know has worked for me in the past and what I think will continue to bring me success."
May 10 - 5:40 PM

Rob Scuderi feels that the Pittsburgh Penguins have been lacking passion lately.

The Penguins are 6-6-2 since the Olympic break, but the team hasn't been in any danger of losing their spot as the Metropolitan Division leaders. That might be the reason for their motivational problems, but they need to find a way to stay motivated otherwise they might end up getting upset by a hot Wild Card team that competed hard until the bitter end of the season.
Mar 26 - 10:37 AM

Rob Scuderi saw 18:01 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Sunday from a fractured ankle.

He finished the match with a minus-2 rating and he was credited with two blocked shots. "I felt OK. Conditioning, it wasn't a problem," said Scuderi, who was making his first appearance since Oct. 26. "Skating, it wasn't a problem. The only thing that's very awkward for me was just trying to get your bearings, where you're supposed to be, positioning, where the puck is. I struggled with that." He should get his timing back soon after he shakes off some rust.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi is back in action against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

He had missed 29 straight games with an ankle injury. With Kris Letang & Co. healing up, Pittsburgh's defense might be healing up as 2013 turns to 2014.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Rob Scuderi (ankle) has received medical clearance and he could play as soon as Sunday evening in Columbus.

He has been sidelined since Oct. 26 because of a fractured ankle. Coach Dan Bylsma expects Scuderi to play soon even if his return doesn't come on Sunday.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Rob Scuderi had a bone scan on his fractured ankle on Wednesday.

If the results are favorable then he's expected to resume taking full contact in practices. "I feel very good," Scuderi said. "I felt very good a couple of weeks ago. I was disappointed that the medical tests didn't turn out the way I felt. But there's nothing you can do. It's disappointing, but you roll with it. We're here again, and I'm hoping that the extra time will have paid off." He hasn't played since Oct. 26, but could be inching closer.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) is waiting to get clearance from his doctors to practice.

Scuderi is eager to get back into the lineup as he has missed almost two months of action since breaking his ankle on October 26. He will need a few practices once the medical staff okays his return to participate in contact and then games.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) is skating on his own and could rejoin practice this week.

Scuderi suffered the injury on October 26 and has been out ever since. He was slated to miss six-eight weeks so he is right on schedule. Scuderi is a solid defensive defenseman who has little fantasy value but he has plenty of value in real hockey. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Robert Scuderi (ankle) is making slow, but steady progress.

"Rob was three weeks post surgery yesterday," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said on Thursday. "He's rehabbing at a moderate rate right now. Hopefully in the next seven days or so, he'll move on to a little more rehab as he progresses." Scuderi was originally projected to miss six-to-eight weeks, which means he can't be expected to return until mid-December at the earliest.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Robert Scuderi (ankle) has started to do some "minimal" rehabilitation, according to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.

Scuderi is expected to miss another four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery. He doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues, but he's solid defensively.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Robert Scuderi has undergone surgery for his broken ankle.

It's still not clear how long Scuderi will be out due to the injury. He inked a four-year/$13.5 million deal with the Penguins over the summer because of his defensive abilities and postseason success.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Robert Scuderi has a broken ankle and will require surgery.

There's no timetable for Scuderi's return yet. He has an assist in 11 games this season. This injury isn't likely to impact many fantasy teams, but it's a significant blow to the Penguins' defense.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:21:00 AM

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