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On a night when his teammates couldn't beat New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was charged with a loss.

Fleury made 19 saves in the Rangers' 3-0 victory. He is now 21-13-5 on the season. His goals-against average 2.43 and his save percentage is .920. Fleury has been hot and cold this season. He made 36 saves in a 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks Monday night but was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the game before his victory over Anaheim.
Feb 10 - 10:50 PM

Sergei Plotnikov and defenseman Ian Cole will be scratches Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers

For Plotnikov the scratch will be his unlucky 13th straight, while Cole sits for unlucky seventh straight. Adjust your lineups if need be accordingly.
Feb 10 - 7:53 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury is projected to start Wednesday night versus the Rangers.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the team's optional skate. Fleury bounced back nicely on Monday in a 6-2 win over Anaheim to give him a 21-12-5 record on the season along with a 2.42 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Feb 10 - 6:46 PM

Evgeni Malkin's lower-body issue is not considered a long-term injury or day-to-day, per coach Mike Sullivan.

As previously reported, Malkin has been ruled out for the rest of the week, but the question is how much time - if any - he'll miss beyond that. "Hopefully, we can expedite this process as best we can," Sullivan said. "We obviously want him in our lineup, but we're also concerned that we do the right thing for our athletes and our team long term. That's all. We're just trying to make sure we take a cautious approach and make sure that when we do put him back in the lineup, he's ready to help us win." Malkin has 23 goals and 49 points in 49 contests this season.
Feb 10 - 9:35 AM

Nick Bonino remains out with a hand injury.

The original timetable called for Bonino to be sidelined for at least a month and that's proven accurate. He hasn't played since Jan. 12 and it doesn't seem like he's close to returning.
Feb 10 - 9:30 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not play this week, according to coach Mike Sullivan.

That means he won't play Wednesday against the Rangers and on Friday at Carolina. Malkin isn't expected to play in Florida next Monday either. He will focus on working with the Penguins' training and medical staff to recover from a lower-body injury. Malkin hasn't practiced since last Wednesday.
Feb 9 - 2:01 PM

David Warsofsky skated for the first time on Monday since suffering a concussion on January 17.

It was a freak accident for the defenseman as referee Tim Peel fell and Warsofsky, skating backwards, tripped over him and landed on his head. "I was just looking up, taking the rush. As a defenseman you see everything in front of you so you’re not expecting to be taken out from behind like that," Warsofsky said. "When it happened, I think I was kind of in shock." There is still no timetable for his return.
Feb 9 - 10:01 AM

Chris Kunitz had a goal and an assist on Monday.

Not only was he a scorer but Kunitz was also a plus-four on the night. It certainly does not hurt being a linemate of Sidney Crosby and the left winger took advantage with the big night. Kunitz has 10 goals and 25 points for the Penguins in 50 games but his plus-23 rating gives him plenty of value in pools that use the category. He is now a must start, especially with Crosby white-hot of late.
Feb 9 - 9:57 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) is still not practicing.

Malkin has not played in three games but the tough part for poolies has to be the lack of practice. He'll likely need one or two practices before returning to action so still consider him day-to-day for now. Malkin has 23 goals and 49 points in 49 games this season and is still a must start when playing.
Feb 9 - 9:52 AM

Veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-2 slaughter of the visiting Anaheim Ducks Monday night.

Fleury looked considerably better than he did in his previous outing, when he was yanked after allowing four goals on 14 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had a five-game winning streak before the loss to Tampa Bay. On the season, Fleury is now 21-12-5, with a goals-against average of 2.42.
Feb 8 - 10:17 PM

Sidney Crosby continued his red-hot streak Monday night by producing two goals and two assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-2 rout of the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Crosby also finished the game with a plus-4. The 28-year-old superstar has recorded 22 points in his past 11 games. He has now scored goals in a career-high seven consecutive games. He has notched three or more points in three of his past four games. On the season, he has 24 goals and 29 assists. The Pens never trailed Monday. They were ahead 3-1 after one period on goals by Chris Kunitz (10th), Conor Sheary (third) and Carl Hagelin (fifth). Crosby made it 4-1 on an unassisted goal at 15:01 of the second period and lifted the Pens to a 5-2 lead on his second goal of the night at 3:35 of the third. Olli Maatta scored Pittsburgh's sixth goal of the game at 6:47 of the third. Defenseman Kris Letang had two assists to give him 31 on the season.
Feb 8 - 10:08 PM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The 26-year-old was scratched in each of Pittsburgh's last five games. He has four assists and a minus-17 rating in 45 games this season. Sergei Plotnikov will join him in the press box.
Feb 8 - 6:54 PM

Sidney Crosby has been awarded with the NHL's first star of the week for the period ending Feb. 7.

He produced five goals and eight points in three matches to extend his point streak to 10 consecutive contests. Crosby posted his ninth career hat trick against Ottawa in a 6-5 win and he added an assist in that match as well. He surpassed 900 career points in just his 677th game last week.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 8 - 3:20 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury is the likely starter for Monday's match against Anaheim.

He was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate. Fleury's five-game winning streak was snapped by the Tampa Bay Lightning last Friday and getting back on a winning note against the surging Ducks will require a much better effort.
Feb 8 - 11:37 AM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not be back in the lineup on Monday night against Anaheim.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin is listed as day-to-day. This will be the third straight game he has missed because of a "nagging" lower-body ailment.
Feb 8 - 11:30 AM


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