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Lee Stempniak | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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Lee Stempniak potted his 12th goal of the season on Sunday.
Stempniak was dealt from the Flames at the deadline and while he saw plenty of action alongside Sidney Crosby, the Penguins will likely use him on the third line in the playoffs. Do not expect a lot from Stempniak if that is his role but he should average about .4 points a game so if you think the Penguins are going deep into the post-season, then he is worth a late selection. Apr 14 - 9:40 AM

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Lee Stempniak recorded an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss Tuesday night.

Stempniak has three goals and nine points in 15 games with the Penguins. He's been playing on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.
Apr 2 - 10:00 AM

Lee Stempniak is still adapting to playing alongside Sidney Crosby.

"Just playing with someone with his kind of speed has definitely been an adjustment for me," Stempniak said. "He's got that burst. Such a burst. He's just so explosive. It takes awhile to get used to. Once he gets a step on a guy, you need to get him the puck. So much of it is anticipating when he's going to make a move." That being said, there's no question that Stempniak has already benefited from playing on a line with Crosby. He has two goals and seven points in 10 games with Pittsburgh.
Mar 25 - 11:07 AM

Lee Stempniak has a goal and six points in seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stempniak has been settling into a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, which makes him a great candidate to finish the season on a high note. Don't forgot about him if you're getting ready to draft for a playoff pool. Stempniak might continue to get close to a point-per-game in the postseason if he can stay on the Penguins' top line.
Mar 20 - 10:47 AM

Since being acquired by the Penguins in a trade with the Calgary Flames last week, veteran forward Lee Stempniak has found a spot as the top-line right winger alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

He has done well in that role so far with three assists. "It's been a pretty quick learning-by-fire here," Stempniak said. "The big thing is just trying to make sure I'm playing my game, but, at the same time, complement my linemates. Part of that is skating and trying to shoot the puck, hang onto the puck in the offensive zone. It's coming a bit more quickly now." He's worth taking on a flier on right now.
Mar 13 - 10:35 AM

Lee Stempniak had two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win on Monday.

Stempniak played alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. As long as he stick with those two, he'll be worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 11 - 11:11 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Lee Stempniak from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third-round pick.

This will give Pittsburgh a bit more scoring depth going into the playoffs. Stempniak has eight goals and 23 points in 52 games. If he ends up on one of the Penugins' top two lines, then he would have some fantasy value, but we wouldn't count on that happening.
Mar 5 - 4:33 PM

Lee Stempniak is expected to meet up with his teammates in Minnesota on Monday after he missed two games to be with his wife who gave birth to twins.

Congratulations to the Stempniak family on the good news. Stempniak has only eight goals this season with 23 points in 52 games but his fantasy value really takes a hit when you add his minus-21 rating in. Nevertheless, he should be a top six forward for the Flames tonight.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 3 - 6:54 AM

Lee Stempniak missed his second game in a row as his wife gave birth to twins on Friday.

Stempniak was in Boston for the birth and has now missed both games since the Olympic break ended. He should be back when the Flames take on Monday. He has eight goals and 23 points in 52 games but his fantasy value in traditional pools is negligible due to his minus-21 rating.
Mar 2 - 6:28 AM

Lee Stempniak didn't participate in Thursday's game against Los Angeles.

Stempniak went to Boston to be with his wife, who is expecting to give birth to twins any day now. It's not clear when he'll return.
Feb 28 - 9:13 AM

Lee Stempniak missed practice on Friday for personal reasons.

Just an FYI as he should be back when NHL play resumes this week. He has eight goals and 23 points in 51 games but loses all his fantasy value with a minus-21 rating.
Feb 23 - 6:06 AM

Lee Stempniak collected three assists in Calgary's 5-4 victory on Tuesday.

It was Stempniak's first multi-point game of the 2013-14 campaign. He has seven goals and 21 points in 46 contests this season.
Jan 29 - 9:21 AM

Lee Stempniak hasn't scored a goal in his last 15 games.

He has recorded just one assist over that span. Stempniak generated nine goals and 32 points in 47 contests during the lockout-shortened season, but he's been hard-pressed to find offense in 2013-14 with six markers and 14 points in 37 matches.
Jan 11 - 11:45 AM

Lee Stempniak (illness) was able to play on Monday.

Stempniak was regarded as doubtful on Monday due to the disease, but he ended up playing anyways. He had an assist and logged 16:13 minutes in Calgary's 4-3 victory.
Jan 7 - 1:40 AM

Look for Lee Stempniak to be out of the lineup on Monday as he is sick.

Stempniak was the extra forward in practice on Sunday and since he has gone 12 consecutive games without a point, the signs are all pointing to Stempniak sitting in the press box on Monday. He has only 13 points and is a minus-19 this season in 34 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 6 - 5:12 AM

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C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Joe Vitale
5Brian Gibbons
6Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Jussi Jokinen
3Beau Bennett
4Tanner Glass
5Taylor Pyatt
RW1James Neal
2Pascal Dupuis
3Lee Stempniak
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Paul Martin
3Matt Niskanen
4Olli Maatta
5Brooks Orpik
6Rob Scuderi
7Deryk Engelland
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Tomas Vokoun