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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | #51

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (8) / PIT

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Derrick Pouliot has been reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Penguins called up goalie Tristan Jarry in a corresponding move, as Pittsburgh needs another goaltender with Matt Murray sidelined. Pouliot has no points in seven games with Pittsburgh in 2016-17. Thu, Dec 29, 2016 05:40:00 PM

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Derrick Pouliot will be scratched against the Devils on Friday night.

Through the first 61 career games, including five this season, the 22-year-old has posted just 14 points with 38 hits and 42 blocks.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 07:07:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kris Letang will miss a couple weeks with a lower-body injury, so Pouliot could get some ice time during this stint. The 22-year-old has two goals and seven points in 57 career games with Pittsburgh.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been sent to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Pouliot was previously in the minors in late November due to a conditioning stint. He hasn't played much this season because of a lower-body injury, but this gives the 22-year-old an opportunity to get regular minutes.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Despite playing in three AHL contests Derrick Pouliot (lower body) isn't quite ready to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup.

Pouliot was in the minors on a conditioning stint. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants Pouliot to get into a couple practices before he plays in his first NHL game since Oct. 20. He also needs to be formally cleared by Pittsburgh's doctors.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:10:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Derrick Pouliot from the minors.

Pouliot suffered a lower back injury on October 20 and was sent to the minors last week on a conditioning stint. He played in three games and while he was held off the scoresheet, he was the Baby Pens best defenseman the last two games. It remains to be seen if Pouliot will draw into the lineup Wednesday against the Islanders. He has plenty of offensive upside and could be a nice pickup if he gets a chance on the power play.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Derrick Pouliot (lower body) has completed his conditioning stint.

Pouliot has rejoined the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result. He had no points and a minus-one rating in three AHL contests. The next step will be for him to be evaluated by the Penguins' doctors.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot did not pick up a point in three minor league games over the weekend but his play was strong.

According to reports, he was the Baby Pens best defenseman the last two games, needing one game to get his hockey legs back. He was a minus-one and managed six shots on goal and all-in-all he played quite well. Stay tuned as Pouliot has been out of the lineup since October 20 with a lower body injury. He has little value at this time as he still may stay in the minors.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:34:00 AM

Derrick Pouliot has been sent to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment.

He sustained a lower-body injury back on Oct. 20 versus San Jose during his only NHL appearance so far this season. Pouliot is slated to play in three minor-league contests this weekend and then he will be re-evaluated by the Penguins' doctors.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot (lower body) was on the ice with the Penguins on Tuesday.

Pouliot was wearing a no-contact jersey, but this still marked his first practice since Oct. 20. "I felt like I was going hard," Pouliot said. "Maybe the timing is half a step behind, but with each practice, that'll come back." It's not clear how close he is to returning to the Penguins' lineup.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 09:48:00 AM

Derrick Pouliot will be out "long term" with a lower body injury.

No word yet on the type or location of the ailment, but we'll keep you posted. This is a tough blow to a promising young defender, but also represents a great opportunity for other players to show off their mettle.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's contest.

Pouliot has already been placed on the injured reserve list and it sounds like he might be out for far longer than the minimum amount of time that move requires. "It's going to be a while," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. "I don't know if they've put an actual projection on it as we speak but it's going to be a while." Thursday was his season debut after previously being a healthy scratch.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:05:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Pouliot was a healthy scratch in each of Pittsburgh's first two games. The Pens will go with a blue line of: Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang Olli Maatta, Trevor Daley, Ian Cole and Justin Schultz.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot will be scratched against the Ducks on Saturday.

It feels like Pouliot has been on the cusp of Pittsburgh's starting lineup for ages now, but in reality, he's still just 22-years-old. Over the last two seasons he's posted 14 points with 31 hits and 38 blocks in 56 games. He may be loaded with talent, but he'll have to play a bit more often to be a fantasy asset.
Source: Wes Crosby
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Derrick Pouliot has come into camp much slimmer than last season.

Pouliot is trying to make the team and also seems to have a renewed confidence at the start of camp. "Maybe that was one of the things holding me back last year from performing at my best," Pouliot said of his physical transformation. "It’s my third year professionally now. I’m starting to learn how to learn how to be a professional and do the little things." Pouliot worked with Gary Roberts in the off-season and that seems to have worked. Pouliot has plenty of offensive upside but curb those thoughts a bit this season and expect a 7-10 goal season and 30 points from the former eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:28:00 AM

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