Player News - Penguins

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For only the second time this season, Sidney Crosby wasn't able to record a shot on goal in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Colorado.

Crosby also only won seven of his 20 faceoffs. "We were just flat," Crosby said. "It wasn't pretty there. We just didn't really make plays. To get shots, you have to execute in the neutral zone and sustain pressure offensively. We didn't really do that until the third." With a minus-one rating on Wednesday, Crosby is down to plus-three this season. He's never finished a season worse than minus-one.
Mar 5 - 10:17 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19-of-22 shots in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

The loss snapped Fleury's three game winning streak. He has allowed three goals in three straight games. The Penguins' number one guy is still having a solid season though with a 29 wins, a 2.21 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage in 50 appearances this year. Start him with confidence.
Mar 5 - 1:40 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

It was his third goal in two games and fifth in four as he stays red hot. The Russian stud has 12 points during a six game points streak. Malkin has 27 goals and 65 points in 58 games this season. He is one of the top fantasy players in all of hockey and everyone should know that he must be started in all formats every night.
Mar 5 - 1:28 AM

Ben Lovejoy will be in the Penguins lineup Wednesday night against the Avalanche.

After being shipped by the Ducks to the Penguins, Lovejoy will rejoin his former team Wednesday night. Lovejoy will be paired with Derrick Pouliot to form the Penguins second defensive pairing. On the season, the New Hampshire native has a goal and 10 assists in 40 games with a plus three rating. Ian Cole will also dress for the Pens Wednesday after being traded by St. Louis on Monday.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 4 - 8:10 PM

Ian Cole will draw into Pittsburgh's lineup Wednesday.

He's projected to play alongside Rob Scuderi in his Penguins debut. Cole was acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

Craig Adams is expected to return to the Penguins lineup for Wednesday’s game against Colorado.

Adams was practicing with the fourth line in the morning skate alongside Nick Spaling and Maxim Lapierre, meaning Beau Bennett will be a healthy scratch. Adams has recorded a goal and five assists in 55 games over the course of the year and does not offer any fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:39 PM

Beau Bennett is expected to be listed as a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s tilt with the Avalanche.

Bennett has appeared in 29 games this season, scoring three goals and adding seven assists with a plus two rating but will be held out of the lineup Wednesday night. The talented 23-year-old had appeared in 11 straight games for the Pens but will give way to Craig Adams against the Avalanche Wednesday. Don’t expect him to remain out of the lineup much going forward as he offers a lot more offensive upside than Adams.
Mar 4 - 5:37 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes Wednesday night in Colorado.

Wednesday will be Fleury’s 50th start of the 2014-2015 season where he will go for his 30th win of the year. He carries an impressive 2.19 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage this season and in his previous start against Colorado, he shut them out behind 29 saves in a 1-0 win back on December 18th in Pittsburgh.
Mar 4 - 5:29 PM

Rob Scuderi missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness.

Scuderi still traveled with the Penguins to Denver for Wednesday's game against Colorado. Consider him questionable for that contest.
Mar 4 - 9:29 AM

According to a report out of Pittsburgh, Christian Ehrhoff's concussion-like symptoms have returned.

"I had a little bump in the road," Ehrhoff said. "I felt great Wednesday coming back and the next day, too. But I had some symptoms again, and we're being cautious with that. I've been seeing the doctors." It was a relapse of the symptoms for Ehrhoff who was sidelined for 13 of the last 14 games for Pittsburgh. Ehrhoff was scheduled to travel with the team Tuesday for the game tonight against Colorado in Denver but that seems unlikely now. We will pass along more information when it comes but be prepared to have him out of the lineup for a little while longer at least.
Mar 4 - 2:08 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have shipped Ben Lovejoy to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Simon Despres.

Anaheim acquired Lovejoy from the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2013 in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick that became Anthony Angelo. He has a goal and 11 points in 40 games with the Ducks in 2014-15.
Mar 2 - 3:06 PM

Ian Cole has been sent to Pittsburgh for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick.

Cole has nine points, 63 blocks and a plus-16 rating in 54 games with the Blues this campaign.
Mar 2 - 1:40 PM

Evgeni Malkin was named the third star of the week for the period ending Mar. 1.

He produced two goals and four assists in two games. Malkin extended his current point streak to five straight contests. He has racked up three points in each of his last three outings. Malkin now has 64 points in 57 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 2 - 12:09 PM

Kris Letang had two assists in a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Letang has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 10 goals and 49 points in 56 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 2 - 10:47 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 of 25 shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over Columbus.

Fleury has now won three straight starts beating Florida, Washington and the Jackets in the process. The 30-year-old allowed just one goal through 40 minutes but he allowed two goals in the third with the Penguins up 5-1. Fleury has a 29-13-6 record with a 2.19 goals-against-average, a .924 save percentage and a league-leading eight shutouts.
Mar 1 - 8:28 PM


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