Player News - Penguins

Date: Team: Pos:

Casey DeSmith has been sent back to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

DeSmith will head back to the minors now that Matt Murray is ready to return from a lower-body injury. He didn't get any starts while Murray was out for five games, but he did make his second relief appearance of the 2017-18 season.
Dec 12 - 10:12 AM

Matt Murray (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve.

Murray missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but he is ready to return to the crease. He has posted an 11-7-1 record this year with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage this campaign. Get him back in your lineup.
Dec 12 - 10:09 AM

Evgeni Malkin is on a six-game point streak.

Malkin extended that streak by registering an assist in Monday's 2-1 loss to Colorado. He has nine goals and 28 points in 28 contests this season.
Dec 12 - 6:11 AM

Jake Guentzel collected an assist in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to Colorado on Monday.

Guentzel has 12 goals and 21 points in 32 contests this season. He got off to a slow start, but has 10 goals and 15 points in his last 17 games.
Dec 12 - 6:10 AM

Tristan Jarry allowed one goal on 27 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Jarry blanked the Avalanche through two periods, but Colorado's Mark Barberio eventually scored the first goal of the game six minutes into the third frame. The Avs then went up 2-0 late in the period after they scored an empty-netter with Jarry on the bench. The Penguins goaltender now owns a 5-2-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.
Dec 11 - 11:02 PM

Phil Kessel scored Pittsburgh's only goal in their 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Kessel broke Avs goalie Jonathan Bernier's shutout with just 12 seconds remaining in the game. The goal allowed Kessel to extend his point streak to five games. He's also accumulated 13 points in his last 10 contests. The Penguins winger now has 15 goals and 37 points in 32 games this season.
Dec 11 - 10:57 PM

Kevin Czuczman will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

He hasn't played a game this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value going forward.
Dec 11 - 7:03 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will play on Monday night.

Hornqvist was considered a game-time decision in this one, but he's healthy enough to go.
Dec 11 - 7:00 PM

Matt Murray (lower body) has been ruled out for Monday's contest against Colorado.

Murray was on the ice for the morning skate, as he nears a return to the lineup from a lower-body injury. The Penguins' top netminder hasn't played since Nov. 27 due to the ailment.
Dec 11 - 12:05 PM

Tom Kuhnhackl (upper body) will be a game-time call on Monday night.

Kuhnhackl took part in Pittsburgh's morning skate after he sat out Saturday's matchup versus Toronto.
Dec 11 - 12:03 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) will be a game-time decision Monday night.

Hornqvist was on the ice for Pittsburgh's morning skate after he left Saturday's game against Toronto with a possible head injury. He was struck in the side of the head by a deflected puck and immediately went to locker room.
Dec 11 - 12:00 PM

Tristan Jarry is expected to start Monday night versus Colorado.

Jarry got the hook after the first period on Saturday night against Toronto after he allowed three goals on 16 shots. He will look to bounce back against the Avalanche. Jarry has a 5-1-2 record with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in nine appearances this season.
Dec 11 - 11:12 AM

Dominik Simon had a pair of assists in the Penguins 4-3 loss to Toronto Saturday.

It was the first game of the season for Simon who was in the AHL before his recall on Friday. He was the Baby Pens leading scorer in the AHL with 16 points in 20 games and had a strong showing in his season debut. He started off on the third unit with Patric Hornqvist and Riley Sheahan but moved up to the first line in the third as he played alongside Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. "We thought we’d try him up there and see how he did," coach Mike Sullivan said. "I thought he played really well. I thought he had a strong game." Keep an eye on the Penguins fifth round pick in 2015.
Dec 10 - 9:07 AM

Patric Hornqvist was injured in the third period Saturday and did not return.

Hornqvist took a puck to his head and immediately left the ice. There was no update after the game so consider the winger day-to-day for now. Hornqvist has 11 goals and 20 points in 28 games with six goals and 10 points coming on the power play. "It’s scary," said Brian Dumoulin, who was on the ice at the time of the injury. "That was a hard pass up the middle. Those deflections, they’re tough to react to. Hopefully he’s OK, and everything’s fine. I haven’t spoken to him yet. It’s scary. I just wish the best for him."
Dec 10 - 9:01 AM

Tristan Jarry was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Saturday night.

Jarry was replaced at the start of the second period by Casey DeSmith after allowing goals to Connor Brown, James Van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak. DeSmith actually ended up with the loss, so Jarry's record remains at 5-1-2. His goals-against average swelled to 2.67 while his save percentage fell to .914. It remains to be seen which goaltender will start the Penguins' next contest.
Dec 9 - 10:26 PM


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