Player News - Penguins

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Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kessel assisted on Carl Hagelin's goal early in the second period that made it 2-0 at the time and he scored one of his own just over 10 minutes later. Kessel now has 14 goals and 44 points in 45 games this season. Bryan Rust, Conor Sheary, Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz all had multi-point efforts in the blowout win.
Jan 20 - 10:05 PM

Tom Kuhnhackl and Steve Oleksy will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Friday night.

Through 25 games this season Kuhnhackle has posted five points along with 17 blocks and 39 hits. Oleksy meanwhile through nine games has a point with 22 PIMs, 19 hits and 13 blocks.
Jan 20 - 6:13 PM

Look for Matt Murray to play between the pipes on Friday.

That's based on the fact that Murray was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good way of telling who the starter will be. He has a 2.46 GAA and .917 save percentage in 22 contests this season.
Jan 20 - 2:40 PM

Matt Murray turned aside 19 of 20 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It was much quieter than his last game, when he allowed seven goals to the Washington Capitals. Murray now owns a 15-4-1 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage in 2016-17.
Jan 18 - 10:55 PM

Olli Maatta scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It was also his first goal since February of last year. Maatta's marker was the final nail in Montreal's coffin, as he made it 4-1 with under five minutes remaining in the game. The Pens defenseman logged just over 22 minutes of ice time in this one. He now has six points in 42 games this season. Ian Cole, Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel also found the back of the net for the Penguins.
Jan 18 - 10:48 PM

Tom Kuhnhackl will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday night when the Penguins roll into Montreal to take on the Canadiens

Kuhnhackl has scored twice in 25 games. This scratch will make it two in a row. Steve Oleksy will be the other scratch.
Jan 18 - 7:32 PM

Eric Fehr is expected to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

He has been scratched for the last three straight games. "He's a versatile guy, he can play center, he can play the wing, can kill penalties, he can play in a checking capacity," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He's done that for us all year long this year and last year as well. So we have full confidence he'll step in our lineup and fill the role that we need him to play to help us win." He is projected to center the fourth line because of Matt Cullen's foot injury.
Jan 18 - 5:13 PM

Jake Guentzel is slated to play with Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist again on Wednesday night.

He picked up an assist on a goal by Malkin in an 8-7 overtime win over Washington on Monday night. Guentzel has five points in six NHL outings this season.
Jan 18 - 5:09 PM

Matt Murray will play between the pipes Wednesday night.

This is a chance for Murray to bounce back after being on for seven goals versus the Capitals on Monday. He has a 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Jan 18 - 1:32 PM

Pittsburgh has sent down David Warsofsky to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

He has dressed in six games with the big club this season as well as 24 contests with the Baby Penguins. Warsofsky has racked up 28 points in the minors in 2016-17.
Jan 17 - 5:18 PM

Cameron Gaunce has been summoned from the minors by Pittsburgh.

He has eight points and 32 penalty minutes in 39 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL this campaign. Gaunce has one goal in 20 career NHL appearances.
Jan 17 - 5:15 PM

Brian Dumoulin (jaw) took part in Tuesday's practice.

He was involved in a limited capacity, but it was a positive step in the right direction and he is expected to travel with the team.
Jan 17 - 2:33 PM

Matt Cullen is projected to miss three-to-four weeks with a foot injury.

He was seen in a walking boot after he took a shot off the foot against Washington on Monday night.
Jan 17 - 2:25 PM

Trevor Daley set a career-high with three assists in the Penguins' 8-7 overtime victory against Washington on Monday.

Daley also snapped a five-game scoring slump. That leaves him with three goals and 15 points in 38 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 17 - 4:58 AM

Justin Schultz had four assists in Monday's 8-7 victory over Washington.

That's a new career-high for assists in a single game for Schultz. It's the latest in what's been a strong campaign for him though as he has seven goals and 30 points in 43 contests. To put that in context, Schultz has never registered more than 33 points in a single season.
Jan 17 - 4:57 AM


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