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Mark Eaton | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
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Mark Eaton was back in Game 3 against Ottawa after sitting out Pittsburgh's past four playoff contests.
He took Deryk Engelland's spot in the lineup and was paired with Doug Murray. Mon, May 20, 2013 11:43:00 AM

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Mark Eaton blocked a game-high eight shots in Pittsburgh's Game 1 win against the Islanders.

He also earned an assist and logged 19:00 of ice time. Eaton was part of a penalty kill group that kept the Isles off the scoresheet on four opportunities.
Thu, May 2, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Mark Eaton's presence in the lineup has helped stabilize Pittsburgh's defense.

The Penguins are 15-1 with Eaton in the lineup and they have allowed just 1.81 goals per game when he's dressed. Without him, the team surrenders 2.83 goals per game. "The state our defense was in, we were looking for a veteran guy to come in and settle things down," said assistant coach Todd Reirden. "We didn't anticipate him being this effective on the ice. He's been everything we hoped for and more." Eaton has also helped improve the team's penalty kill when he's suited up. He appears to have earned his spot on the roster.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Mark Eaton has agreed to a one-year/$725,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eaton will provide the Pittsburgh Penguins with extra depth and another veteran presence. However, we expect him to get next to no points in 2013.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Mark Eaton skated with the Penguins on Wednesday morning.

He has been invited to practice for the next few days in a tryout format after playing six games with the team's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. "Hopefully I can end up here," Eaton said. "That's the long-term goal."
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Mark Eaton has inked a professional tryout with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Eaton played four seasons with the Penguins prior to suiting up for the New York Islanders the last couple of years.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Mark Eaton played in his 600th game on Friday.

Eaton made it a night to remember, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win. It was his first goal since Nov. 28, 2009. Needless to say, Eaton isn't much of an offensive threat.
Sat, Feb 4, 2012 10:20:00 AM

Mark Eaton scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory Friday night.

Not a bad time for Eaton to score his first goal of the season. Matt Martin netted a goal at 5:27 of the third period to send the game to overtime. P.A. Parenteau registered two assists, giving him 47 points in 50 games.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 10:47:00 PM

Mark Eaton (sprained MCL) blocked five shots in his return on Thursday.

Not bad, especially considering that Eaton only logged 14:45 minutes of ice time. Eaton also recorded two shots on goal and finished the game with a minus-one rating in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 10:52:00 AM

The New York Islanders have activated defenseman Mark Eaton, who had been sidelined with a sprained MCL, from injured reserve.

He will make his return to the club's lineup on Thursday night against the Rangers. Eaton had been out of action since going down to injury on Nov. 21.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 05:41:00 PM

Mark Eaton (sprained MCL) will miss Saturday's contest.

Eaton hasn't played since November 21st. He was initially expected to miss six weeks, so the fact that he's even close to returning at this point is impressive.
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 01:56:00 PM

Mark Eaton (sprained MCL) might return as early as Saturday.

Eaton wasn't expected to return until the end of 2011 or January, so it'd be a pleasant surprise if he plays Saturday. He has an assist in 16 games this season.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 12:45:00 PM

Mark Eaton has been skating the past few days by himself as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

He isn't ready to return to practices just yet, but he appears to be progressing from a sprained MCL. Eaton has been sidelined since Nov. 21.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 04:52:00 PM

To little surprise, the New York Islanders placed Mark Eaton (knee) on the injured reserve list.

Eaton showed flashes of offensive upside here and there when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but his ceiling is much lower in Long Island. He's expected to miss about six weeks with that sprained MCL.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 05:56:00 PM

Mark Eaton suffered a sprained MCL on Monday and is out of action for six weeks.

The defensive defenseman suffered the injury against Pittsburgh on Monday. Eaton has only one assist in 16 games but his 31 blocked shots give him a tad of fantasy value in deep, deep, pools.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 01:43:00 PM

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