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Ian Cole | Defenseman | #28

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (18) / STL
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Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Cole has been scratched in four consecutive games. He has two goals and five assists in 36 games this season. Jean-Sebastien Dea will also watch the game from the press box. Jan 17 - 9:50 PM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to sit Ian Cole in the press box this afternoon against the Detroit Red Wings.

He'll now sit in back-to-back games, and has picked up seven points in 36 games this season. Matt Murray (personal) also will be scratched, while Bryan Rust (upper body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) and Carter Rowney (upper body) will miss the game due to their respective injuries.
Jan 13 - 12:38 PM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Cole has two goals and four assists in 29 games this season. Tom Kuhnhackl will also watch the game from the press box.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Ian Cole scored the Pittsburgh Penguins' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

Ian Cole tied the game for the Penguins in the opening period, but it was the only goal the Pens would score in the 2-1 loss. The defenseman now has two goals and five points in 27 games this season for Pittsburgh.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:46:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly trying to trade Ian Cole.

Cole had a decent role with the Penguins last season and recorded a career-high 26 points as a result, but his position has declined in 2017-18. He's averaging just 16:50 minutes per game and has spent the last three contests in the press box. From a fantasy perspective he's been a non-factor in standard leagues with a goal and three points in 20 contests. A trade would probably be in Cole's best interests as he might enjoy a bigger role with a different squad.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 09:16:00 AM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This will be Cole's third straight game as a healthy scratch. He has one goal, three points and a minus-5 rating this season. Josh Archibald will also watch the game from the press box. Evgeni Malkin is still out with an injury.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Ian Cole (mouth) will play in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

Head coach Mike Sullivan mentioned that Cole was healthy enough to play, but he was deemed a game-time decision earlier today. Cole will be paired with Justin Schultz tonight.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Ian Cole is healthy enough to play in Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

It's still not clear if he'll actually play in tonight's game. If he doesn't, it won't be because of the mouth injury he suffered earlier this season. He'll be a game-time decision.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Ian Cole (mouth) feels ready to return on Tuesday.

"That's obviously up to the coaches, but I feel good," Cole said. "Nothing is wrong with my body. I'm healthy. I'm feeling really good out here." Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has described Cole as a game-time decision, so we'll have to see what happens there. He'll be wearing a cage for now at the recommendation of his doctors.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 10:27:00 AM

Ian Cole (mouth) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

Cole lost three teeth and hurt his jaw when he was struck in the mouth by a puck on Oct. 7 against Nashville. However, he said his conditioning is fine and he can play with a shield protecting his mouth if he gets the green light to dress versus the New York Rangers.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Ian Cole (mouth) resumed skating on his own on Saturday.

"He skated on his own this morning and is making good progress." head coach Mike Sullivan said. "The next step is for him to practice with the team." Cole was ruled out indefinitely on October 8th after he took a puck straight to the mouth from a Roman Josi shot.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Ian Cole will not play Wednesday after he was struck in the mouth by a puck on Saturday.

Cole is also listed as questionable for Thursday night's match versus Tampa Bay. He had 26 points in 81 games last season.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Ian Cole is out indefinitely after taking a puck to the mouth on a Roman Josi shot.

The incident happened in the first period and Cole did not return. "He’s fearless," goalie Matt Murray said of Cole. "We know he’ll be alright, but we’re thinking about him, for sure. That flows through our lineup, I think, that type of character." Cole lost a lot of teeth on Saturday and look elsewhere for now for a fifth or sixth defenseman.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Ian Cole played with some significant injuries during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

According to Penguins beat writer Josh Yohe, Cole sustained a broken hand and broken ribs early in the team's second-round series versus Washington. Cole had nine assists and logged nearly 19 minutes of ice time per match in 25 postseason outings en route to a Stanley Cup triumph.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 02:05:00 PM

Ian Cole contributed his seventh assist of the 2017 playoffs on Tuesday night.

He had the primary assist on Evgeni Malkin's seventh goal of the postseason in a 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Cole has chipped in two helpers in the last three matches. He has also amassed 51 blocked shots in 18 playoff matches this year.
Wed, May 24, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Riley Sheahan
4Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Dominik Simon
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry