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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195

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Derrick Pouliot (upper body) won't be available for Thursday's playoff opener.
Coach Mike Johnston said Pouliot is "moving in the right direction," but it's unclear if he'll be ready to play in Game 2. Pouliot sat out the last two games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Apr 16 - 3:29 PM

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Derrick Pouliot (upper body) missed Tuesday's practice.

Pouliot was initially projected to be ready for Game 1 on Thursday, but that perhaps that has changed. He had two goals and seven points in 34 regular season games.
Apr 14 - 12:57 PM

Look for Derrick Pouliot (upper body) to be ready to go for the first game of the playoffs on Thursday.

Pouliot missed a couple of games and the Penguins could not bring up a player as they were right up against the salary cap, so Pittsburgh was forced to go with only five rearguards in their last two games. Pouliot is highly regarded and worth looking at next season in deep pools.
Apr 12 - 9:10 AM

Derrick Pouliot (upper body) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the New York Islanders.

Because of Pittsburgh's cap situation, the Penguins can't call up a replacement defensemen. Consequently, they will only dress five blueliners Friday night. That's a rough situation for the team, especially given that a loss tonight would significantly hurt Pittsburgh's chances of making the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 11:54 AM

With Derrick Pouliot (upper body) injured, the Penguins might be back to dressing just five defensemen on Friday.

The Penguins don't have the cap space to call up a replacement. It would be a different story if Pittsburgh had someone that could be sent down, but the only player that was eligible to be demoted was Pouliot and obviously he can't be sent down now because he's hurt. Pittsburgh will play against the New York Islanders Friday night.
Apr 10 - 11:23 AM

Derrick Pouliot is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Pouliot is regarded as day-to-day as a result. He has two goals and seven points in 34 games in 2014-15.
Apr 9 - 4:05 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins have also demoted forward Andrew Ebbett. Calling up Pouliot might be an indication that Christian Ehrhoff will not take part in Tuesday's game against St. Louis. At the least, Pouliot provides Pittsburgh with a fullback option.
Mar 24 - 11:27 AM

Derrick Pouliot is projected to be a top-six defenseman for Pittsburgh in the playoffs, according to source.

He's currently skating in the minors with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to help the big club stay cap-compliant. Pouliot has suited up in 26 games with Pittsburgh this season and he averaged 17:15 per contest.
Mar 21 - 9:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent defenseman Derrick Pouliot to the minors.

The defenseman was the odd man out when Christian Ehrhoff returned to the lineup on Saturday. The eighth pick in the 2012 draft is going to be a good one but will be better served by playing a lot in the minors. He had two goals and five points in 26 games with the Penguins this season.
Mar 14 - 8:27 PM

Derrick Pouliot will play for the Penguins on their western Canadian road trip, Coach Johnston has confirmed.

The former 2012 eighth overall draft pick has already had a cup of coffee with the Pens, playing eight games mostly in this past December. He's compiled a goal, three points, three blocks, six hits, and eight shots while averaging 17:33 of ice time per game. He's also amassed 23 points in 28 games down on the farm. Consider picking up the highly touted prospect as the Pens visit the Oilers, Flames, and Canucks.
Feb 1 - 5:53 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the AHL on Saturday.

Pouliot has shown flashes of brilliance when given opportunities to play for Pittsburgh, so he could be an interesting short-term addition in deeper formats. Christian Ehrhoff appears to be seriously injured, so this could be a solid chance for Pouliot to prove himself.
Jan 31 - 5:52 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been sent to the minors.

Before that happened, Pouliot was inserted into the lineup on Wednesday as a result of Kris Letang's (possible concussion) absence. Pouliot ended up logging 20:14 minutes in the 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago. Given that the NHL has entered the All-Star break, the Penguins had no reason to keep him in the short-term.
Jan 22 - 9:20 AM

Derrick Pouliot in the lineup Wednesday against the Blackhawks.

The rookie defenseman will take the injured Kris Letang's spot on the blue line Wednesday night. He will pair up with Rob Scuderi and may see some time on the power play as well. He has the potential to put up major points from the blue line so keep an eye on him to see if he holds a place in the Pens lineup going forward.
Jan 21 - 7:41 PM

Derrick Pouliot has been recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 21-year-old defenseman has already appeared in seven games for the Pens this year, chipping in a goal and two assists. He has some offensive upside and is worth monitoring in deep fantasy leagues. The Penguins sent down forward Bobby Farnham to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to make room for Pouliot.
Jan 21 - 2:18 PM

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

Pouliot has a goal and three points in seven games with Pittsburgh this season. He's got a lot of upside and is consequently worth keeping an eye on when he gets another NHL stint.
Jan 12 - 3:42 PM

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