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Patric Hornqvist | Winger | #72

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 189
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (230) / NAS
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Patric Hornqvist had a broken finger when he scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
It was widely believed that Hornqvist was playing hurt in Pittsburgh's series against Nashville. He only played in one game during the Eastern Conference Final because of an "upper-body injury," but he returned to play against his former team in the Stanley Cup Final. Hornqvist scored with just 95 seconds left in regulation to give the Penguins back-to-back championships. Jun 12 - 10:45 AM

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Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period on Sunday night to break a 0-0 deadlock and clinch the Pittsburgh Penguins the 2017 Stanley Cup.

Hornqvist batted an airborne puck off Pekka Rinne's back, shocking an arena packed with Nashville Predators fans and giving Pittsburgh their second straight Stanley Cup. Carl Hagelin potted an empty netter shortly afterwards to grant the Penguins a 2-0 win in Game 6 and a 4-2 series win over the underdog Predators.
Jun 11 - 11:02 PM

Patric Hornqvist took part in Thursday's optional skate.

Hornqvist skipped Wednesday's practice for maintenance reasons. It wouldn't be surprising if it turned out that Hornqvist has been playing hurt since returning from an upper body injury in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Jun 8 - 12:19 PM

Patric Hornqvist skipped Wednesday's practice for maintenance.

Hornqvist is probably still playing hurt after he returned from an upper-body injury in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. He hasn't earned a point in his last five games.
Jun 7 - 12:46 PM

Patric Hornqvist hasn't picked up a point through two games in the Stanley Cup Final.

Hornqvist missed the last six games of Pittsburgh's third-round series against the Ottawa Senators, but he managed to return to the lineup for Game 1 against the Preds. He's probably still feeling the effects of the upper-body injury he was dealing with in the previous round, so it's not surprising to see his production drop off. Hornqvist has played 13:14 and 11:31 in the first two games of the series.
Jun 2 - 7:48 PM

Patric Hornqvist moved up to the second line in Game 1 versus Nashville.

Hornqvist replaced Phil Kessel alongside Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson in the second period on Monday night. The switch moved Kessel to the third line with Nick Bonino and dropped Carter Rowney to the fourth combination. Those changes may stay intact for the start of Game 2 on Wednesday night.
May 31 - 4:02 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will be back in the lineup Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against his former Nashville teammates.

His return will make Carl Hagelin and Jake Guentzel game-time decisions. Hornqvist has missed the last six games with an upper-body injury. He has four goals and seven points in 13 matches during the 2017 playoffs.
May 29 - 11:29 AM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was "definitely encouraged" by the way Hornqvist played during Sunday's practice. As previously noted, Hornqvist skated on the first power-play unit during the practice, which is might suggest that they're working under the belief that he'll be available.
May 28 - 12:56 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) was on the first power-play unit for Sunday's practice.

That can be taken as a sign that Hornqvist will be ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. He last played on May 13.
May 28 - 12:04 PM

Updating a previous item, Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will not play in Game 7 against the Senators on Thursday.

Hornqvist was on the ice for the pre-game warmup, and he even skated on a line during rushes, but now we know he was just acting as a decoy. Conor Sheary will take his spot in the lineup.
May 25 - 8:00 PM

Patric Hornqvist is on the ice for the pre-game warmup ahead of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Hornqvist is a game-time decision for tonight's game, but this is a good sign for his potential availability. We'll keep you up to date on his status.
May 25 - 7:39 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will be a game-time decision Thursday night.

Hornqvist skated with the Penguins on Thursday, which is obviously an encouraging sign. He last played with the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.
May 25 - 1:28 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) might be available for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Coach Mike Sullivan considered it a "reasonable" chance that Hornqvist would be ready for Thursday night. Hornqvist hasn't played since Game 1 against Ottawa because of an upper-body injury.
May 24 - 10:26 AM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) won't return for Game 6 at Ottawa on Tuesday night.

He stayed in Pittsburgh to rehab from his upper-body injury. Hornqvist is making progress, according to coach Mike Sullivan, but he is still day-to-day.
May 23 - 12:18 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) was on the ice Monday.

Hornqvist has missed the Penguins' last four games. He's being called day-to-day, though that describes most injured players in the postseason, so it's not clear if he's actually close to returning.
May 22 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Ryan Reaves
6Carter Rowney
7Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry