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Ian Cole | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
College: Notre Dame
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The Pittsburgh Penguins lost 5-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, but Ian Cole continues his surprising run of production.
With two assists on Saturday, Cole has a three-game point streak going (four helpers) and five points in as many games. Even with a -1 rating in this past game, Cole clearly delivered on Saturday. Apr 4 - 5:06 PM

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Ian Cole will draw into Pittsburgh's lineup Wednesday.

He's projected to play alongside Rob Scuderi in his Penguins debut. Cole was acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick.
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

Ian Cole has been sent to Pittsburgh for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick.

Cole has nine points, 63 blocks and a plus-16 rating in 54 games with the Blues this campaign.
Mar 2 - 1:40 PM

Ian Cole participated in Saturday morning's practice and is probable for the night game against the Oilers.

He has been dealing with an upper-body injury but he seems to be over the worst of it. If Cole can play it will be at the expense of Chris Butler.
Feb 28 - 1:51 PM

Ian Cole is questionable Saturday due to an upper-body injury.

Cole missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. Chris Butler filled the void in that contest and he'll presumably remain in the lineup if Cole is forced to miss another game.
Feb 27 - 6:49 PM

Ian Cole didn't play Thursday because of a minor upper-body injury.

He had been playing through the injury for the past couple of games. Cole's spot in the lineup was taken by Chris Butler.
Feb 27 - 11:53 AM

Ian Cole, Joakim Lindstrom, and Chris Porter will be scratched against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Of the three, only Cole has a modicum of fantasy value with 40 hits, 44 PIMs, and 61 blocks through 52 games from the blue line this season.
Feb 26 - 7:38 PM

Ian Cole will tag in for Chris Bulter against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Cole was a healthy scratch the past three games and eight of the past 16 games, and comes in with five points, 23 hits, 25 PIMs, and 45 blocks through 34 games this season.
Jan 13 - 7:46 PM

Ian Cole, Matt Lindstrom and Martin Brodeur will all be healthy scratches for Saturday night's game against Carolina.

This is a repeat of Thursday night's linuep and should come as no surprise. No real fantasy value here.
Jan 10 - 2:09 PM

Ian Cole, Matt Lindstrom, and Martin Brodeur will all be scratched against the Sharks on Thursday night.

Cole and Lindstrom have no fantasy value, and depending upon how deep your league is, or how much of a gambler you are, Brodeur's fantasy value may be fading real fast.
Jan 8 - 7:50 PM

Ian Cole is set to return to the Blues lineup Monday night against the Avalanche.

Cole had been a healthy scratch for five of the past seven games but will pair up with Chris Butler Monday night. In 30 games played this season, the defenseman has three goals, two assists, 21 penalty minutes, and is a plus eight.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Ian Cole, Magnus Paajarvi, and Joakim Lindstrom will all be healthy scratches Saturday night against the Stars.

Cole has played in 30 games for the Blues, scoring three goals and two assists from the blue line. Paajarvi has just one assist in 10 games played. And Lindstrom has three goals and three assists in 27 games played at center.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Ian Cole has been a healthy scratch four of St. Louis' past six games.

"It's no fun," said Cole. "But I'm just trying to go out and help the team when I get the opportunity, go out and win games, and not get scored on when I'm on the ice. That's the only thing that I'm thinking going forward." Cole got back into the lineup on Saturday after Petteri Lindbohm was returned to the minors. In 29 games this season, Cole has three goals, five points, 21 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Ian Cole and Magnus Paajarvi will be healthy scraches on Tuesday night against the Kings.

Cole may be a solid professional, and Paajarvi a talented one, neither have contributed much to make them viable fantasy options. Paajarvi especially has played just nine games this season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Ian Cole is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

The 25-year-old has three goals and four points for the Blues this season. Magnus Paajarvi and Chris Porter are also healthy scratches for the Blues.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:14:00 PM

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