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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman | #12

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
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Ben Lovejoy will play in Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
The 32-year-old has been out with an upper-body injury since Feb. 21, but he's been a healthy scratch in the last few games. He has three goals and nine points in 57 games this season. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Mar 26 - 12:13 PM

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Ben Lovejoy took Sunday's warm-ups, but was still scratched with an upper body injury against Washington.

Lovejoy has missed the last month of action due to the ailment but appears to be closing in on his return. Pittsburgh's next game is Thursday versus New Jersey. Through 57 games this season Lovejoy has nine points, 86 blocks, and 122 hits.
Mar 20 - 6:04 PM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) might return on Saturday or Sunday.

Lovejoy hasn't played since Feb. 20, but he's been practicing for a little while now. He has three goals and nine points in 57 contests this season.
Mar 19 - 5:28 AM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) won't play Tuesday, but his return to the lineup is expected to come soon.

"Lovejoy is, for all intents and purposes, ready to play," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We'd like to get him in a practice or two so that he gets more contact, more intensity to his practice before we make a decision on whether we put him in the lineup." He took part in Tuesday's practice.
Mar 15 - 4:45 PM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) practiced on Friday.

He is getting close to a return to the lineup and while it was expected that he would be out long-term, his two-week injury has gone much better than expected. Lovejoy has only nine points in 57 games but is a solid defensive defenseman.
Mar 12 - 9:41 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed Ben Lovejoy on the injured reserve list with an upper body injury.

The Penguins activated Nick Bonino and Evgeni Malkin from injured reserve so this was the corresponding move. Lovejoy is expected to be out long-term as he was injured Saturday against the Lightning. He has three goals and nine points in 57 games this season so his fantasy value is limited.
Feb 27 - 9:57 AM

Ben Lovejoy's upper-body injury is a long-term problem.

Although the Penguins didn't provide a timetable for Lovejoy's projected absence, he's not expected to play anytime soon. Lovejoy sustained the injury during Saturday's contest when he was hit by Tampa Bay's J.T. Brown.
Feb 24 - 10:16 AM

Ben Lovejoy suffered an upper body injury Saturday.

The defenseman tried once to continue after the injury but was finally shut down. It happened in the second period and Lovejoy will not play on Sunday. He has three goals and nine points in 57 games with a plus-nine rating so his fantasy value is negligible.
Feb 21 - 9:58 AM

Ben Lovejoy avoided serious injury Sunday night as he was clipped by Mathieu Perreault's skate blade in the face late in the third period.

Luckily for Lovejoy the cut was not near his eye. Lovejoy received an unspecified number of stitches and seemed fine on the flight home to Pittsburgh. He is not expected to miss any time.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy had an assist in the Penguins' 4-1 loss to Washington Monday night.

Lovejoy ended a seven-game point drought. He has two goals and six points in 29 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy recorded a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 4-3 win over the Sabres.

Lovejoy didn't record a point in his first nine games this season. He's not a defenseman that does much offensively and we consequently can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford regrets trading Simon Despres to reacquire Ben Lovejoy.

More specifically, Rutherford said, "The one move that I questioned was trading a young defenseman for a veteran defenseman." Lovejoy, 31, ended up recording two assists and averaging 19:26 minutes per contest in the Penguins' five-game series against the New York Rangers. He still has one season left in his three-year, $3.3 million contract.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:46:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:39:00 AM

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.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 08:10:00 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.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 03:06:00 PM

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