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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
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Ben Lovejoy had an assist in Pittsburgh's 5-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday.
It was Lovejoy's second assist in 12 games with the Penguins in 2014-15. He was acquired by Pittsburgh from the Anaheim Ducks on March 2 in exchange for Simon Despres. Mar 27 - 11:39 AM

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Ben Lovejoy will be in the Penguins lineup Wednesday night against the Avalanche.

After being shipped by the Ducks to the Penguins, Lovejoy will rejoin his former team Wednesday night. Lovejoy will be paired with Derrick Pouliot to form the Penguins second defensive pairing. On the season, the New Hampshire native has a goal and 10 assists in 40 games with a plus three rating. Ian Cole will also dress for the Pens Wednesday after being traded by St. Louis on Monday.
Mar 4 - 8:10 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have shipped Ben Lovejoy to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Simon Despres.

Anaheim acquired Lovejoy from the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2013 in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick that became Anthony Angelo. He has a goal and 11 points in 40 games with the Ducks in 2014-15.
Mar 2 - 3:06 PM

Ben Lovejoy is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

The bigger news in Anaheim is that Ryan Getzlaf was injured during the pre-game warmup and was unable to play in the game. Lovejoy has one goal and 10 points in 30 games this season.
Feb 5 - 8:22 PM

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory over Calgary.

Lovejoy has nine points in 26 games this season. He's never done too much offensively and we don't expect him to breakout in the final months of the campaign.
Jan 22 - 8:32 AM

Ben Lovejoy loved returning to the Anaheim lineup after missing 21 games with a broken finger.

It was a nice return as the defenseman had an assist, a plus-two rating and three hits to go with two blocked shots. "I was up periodically throughout the night," Lovejoy said. "Just like a little kid on Christmas morning. This is an exciting time. It’s been a long trip back. Been a lot of skating and a lot of practicing. This is why you do it."
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 06:21:00 AM

Just to confirm, Ben Lovejoy (finger) will play in Friday's game.

We already basically knew that, but the Ducks made it official so we're passing that along. Lovejoy's return coincided with Josh Manson being sent to the minors, but the rest of the Ducks' defensemen shouldn't be significantly influenced by his return from a fantasy perspective.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is ready to return Friday.

The Ducks made room for him on their roster by sending Josh Manson to the minors. Manson had been averaging 19:05 minutes per game, so Lovejoy's return to the lineup likely won't disrupt the responsibilities of any player still on the active roster.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) took part in Monday's optional practice.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau believes Lovejoy is "pretty close" to returning from a broken finger. He's been out of the lineup since Oct. 26.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is waiting to get the green light to resume shooting the puck.

Lovejoy has a piece of hard plastic protecting his broken finger for now. He hasn't played since Oct. 26.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is still two or three weeks away from returning from the disabled list.

Lovejoy has now missed 16 games and counting. The 30-year-old skated on his own today, but he still isn't allowed to pass or shoot the puck.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy is still at least a month away from re-joining the Anaheim Ducks from his broken hand.

Just an FYI as Lovejoy broke his hand in a fight with Joe Pavelski in late October.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 05:33:00 AM

Defenseman Ben Lovejoy (broken hand) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

This move was anticipated as Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six-eight weeks of action as he broke his hand in a fight with Joe Pavelski on Sunday.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 05:18:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy fractured a bone in his right hand while participating in a fight against San Jose's Joe Pavelski on Sunday.

Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks as a result. "It's unfortunate (that) you lose a guy as valuable to our team as Ben," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You know what? Every team has lost guys. We'll never gripe about it. Every year, we've had major injuries … but you just got to plow through." He has an assist in nine games this season.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy may have seriously hurt his hand when he beat up San Jose's Joe Pavelski in a fight on Sunday.

The results of the tests on his hand haven't been announced yet, but the team has called up Josh Manson from the minors. We'll keep you posted when we learn more.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 05:43:00 PM

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D1Kris Letang
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