Player News - Penguins

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Conor Sheary has been chosen as the first star of the week.

He racked up six goals and nine points in four games during the period ending Jan. 22 to receive the honor. Sheary registered two-goal outings on three occasions and he posted a pair of three-point efforts during a four-game point streak. He has 17 markers and 17 assists in 39 games this year.
Jan 23 - 5:58 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-2-2 when Kris Letang is not in the lineup.

Letang is by far the Penguins best defenseman but they seem to be playing just fine without him. He has missed the last four games with a knee injury and his return date is unknown at this time. "[Letang] is not only a very unique, but world-class, player," defenseman Ian Cole said. "Everyone needs to step up when he’s not here, take some of his minutes, take a larger chunk of the responsibility." He has four goals and 23 points in 30 games this season and is a must-start when playing.
Jan 23 - 9:41 AM

Bryan Rust registered a goal and three points during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins.

He has two goals and seven points in his last four games, giving him 12 goals and 24 points in 43 matches this season.
Jan 22 - 7:02 PM

Don't look now, but Conor Sheary is on fire.

The youngster extended his point streak to four games with two goals and one assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. During the streak, Sheary has six goals and nine points.
Jan 22 - 7:01 PM

Evgeni Malkin lifted his point streak to seven games during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins.

Malkin extended his scoring with a pair of helpers, giving him 32 assists and 54 points in 46 games. He has six goals and 11 points during his scoring spree.
Jan 22 - 6:59 PM

Patric Hornqvist snapped his five-game goal drought during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins.

The tally now gives him 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games this season. If he can stay healthy, Hornqvist should surpass the 22 goals and 51 points he accumulated last season.
Jan 22 - 6:57 PM

Sidney Crosby picked up a trio of points in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins.

The Penguins captain posted a goal and two assists, giving him points in four of his last five games. He has two goals and nine points over that span. Crosby is now up to 28 goals and 54 points through just 40 games this season.
Jan 22 - 6:56 PM

Matt Murray was stellar once again in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins.

He made 44 of 45 stops, including all 12 asked of him while on the penalty kill. He's now stopped 90 of his last 93 shots in three wins since he allowed seven goals to the Capitals. Murray's record climbs to 17-4-1 on the season.
Jan 22 - 6:53 PM

Tom Kuhnhackl and Steve Oleksy will be scratched against the Bruins on Sunday

Kuhnhackl has posted five points along with 17 blocks and 39 hits over 25 games this season. Meanwhile Oleksy has appeared in just nine games, picking up 22 PIMs, 19 hits and 13 blocks.
Source: Wes Crosby
Jan 22 - 1:42 PM

Per coach Mike Sullivan, the Penguins may get Brian Dumoulin back prior to the All-Star break.

The Penguins play twice more before Friday's All-Star festivities as they host the Blues on Tuesday and finish up in Boston on Thursday. Having the young veteran blue liner would be a boon to the club either way. Stay tuned.
Jan 22 - 1:25 PM

The Penguins have tabbed Matt Murray to defend their crease against the Bruins on Sunday.

Murray has stopped 46 of 48 shots in a pair of victories since allowing seven goals (also in victory) over the Capitals. He's also already beaten the Bruins this season, stopping 41 of 44 shots in the process.
Jan 22 - 1:15 PM

Brian Dumoulin partook in his first full contact practice Saturday since breaking his jaw on December 27.

"It was good to be able to push people around and get back to a little bit of physicality for the first time since I broke my jaw," Dumoulin said after the Penguins’ brief afternoon practice. "It was good to get out there and be cleared for physical contact. I think that’s a good step." Dumoulin has seven points in 35 games and is expected to return in mid-late February.
Jan 22 - 9:13 AM

Chris Kunitz scored his fifth marker of the season Friday night in a 7-1 win versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

He has two goals in two games versus Carolina this season. However, Kunitz has recorded just 19 points in 39 contests and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jan 21 - 9:40 AM

Justin Schultz contributed two assists in Friday's 7-1 victory against Carolina.

He has produced 32 points in just 45 games this season. Schultz had a personal best 33 points in 2013-14 with Edmonton and he should surpass that mark easily this year.
Jan 21 - 9:37 AM

Evgeni Malkin extended his point streak to six games on Friday night.

He registered his 22nd goal and 30th assist of the season in a 7-1 win over Carolina. Malkin has accounted for six goals and three helpers during his current scoring spree.
Jan 21 - 9:33 AM

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