Player News - Penguins

Date: Team: Pos:

Patric Hornqvist (lower body) participated in Monday's practice.

Coach Mike Johnston said that Hornqvist could play "at any time," so he might be ready to return as early as Tuesday's game versus Winnipeg. Hornqvist has been out of action since Dec. 27.
Jan 26 - 5:39 PM

Kris Letang (head) was on the ice for Monday's practice.

The Penguins will consult with doctors on Tuesday, but there's a chance that Letang could be ready to play against Winnipeg.
Jan 26 - 5:31 PM

Scott Harrington is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was sent down for the All-Star break. Harrington has no points and a minus-9 rating in the first nine games of his NHL career.
Jan 26 - 4:39 PM

Bryan Rust has been summoned from the AHL.

He has generated one goal and one assist in 14 games with Pittsburgh this year.
Jan 26 - 4:35 PM

Evgeni Malkin (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He hasn't played since Jan. 20. Malkin wasn't expected to return immediately after the All-Star break. He's tied for third in the league scoring race with 51 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 26 - 4:19 PM

Scott Wilson has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He hasn't played in the NHL since Dec. 2 when he was injured in his first career game. Wilson has eight goals and 19 points in 26 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this year.
Jan 26 - 4:16 PM

Andrew Ebbett has been recalled by Pittsburgh.

He has registered on goal and six points in 18 NHL games this season.
Jan 26 - 3:55 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury was lit up for seven goals on 16 shots for Team Foligno in the second period during Sunday's All-Star game.

The Flower was definitely having a lot of fun out there, but seven goals is a lot, even for an exhibition game. Regardless, he's 22-9-5 with 84 goals against in 37 regular season games this season. The Penguins meanwhile sit just three points back of the Metropolitan division leading New York Islanders.
Jan 25 - 7:15 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will get the second period on Sunday for Team Foligno.

Fleury is having another splendid regular season. He owns a 22-9-5 record with just 84 goals against through 37 games played so far this season.
Jan 24 - 7:23 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Steve Downie leads the penalty minutes category by a wide margin with 152.

No one else has 100, as Derek Dorsett comes in second with 95. One interesting trend is that more productive players are generating PIM; five of the top 10 PIM men have 20+ points, including Downie at 21 (Dustin Byfuglien leads that pack with 31).
Jan 24 - 4:57 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury is happy to be at the All-Star Game despite his being named as a replacement.

Fleury was not one of the six original goalies named but when Pekka Rinne was injured, Fleury was added. "I don’t have any control over this," Fleury said. "I just wanted to go out, play, and that’s how it worked out. I was OK with it. There’s a lot of good goalies around the league, but to finally make it was pretty cool." Fleury is 22-9-5 this season with a 2.31 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Jan 24 - 8:42 AM

As it turns out, the lower body injury keeping Sidney Crosby from playing in Sunday's All-Star Game is real as he received an injection for it.

Said the Penguins, "Crosby had attempted to play through the injury the past two weeks. He is expected to resume skating on Tuesday and could return to the lineup either Wednesday at Washington or Friday at New Jersey." There you have it, folks. He won't be soaking up the rays in perfect comfort after all.
Jan 23 - 7:05 PM

Sidney Crosby's (lower body) decision to miss the All-Star Game makes this the fifth time he'll miss the event due to an injury.

Crosby has been playing through the ailment and will take this opportunity to heal instead. He'll be forced to miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg after skipping the All-Star Game. He's only participated in the event once and that was back in 2007.
Jan 23 - 10:58 AM

Sidney Crosby will sit out the NHL All-Star Game because of a lower-body injury.

Crosby has been playing through the injury and he's expected to need about a week to recover. He is not allowed to play in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg because he won't be available for All-Star weekend.
Jan 22 - 6:48 PM

Kris Letang has undergone concussion testing, but the Penguins haven't diagnosed him with one yet.

"I believe he will continue to undergo tests," GM Jim Rutherford said. "We'll be real cautious with this." Letang probably won't be available when Pittsburgh returns from the All-Star break. However, a timetable for his return isn't clear right now. He was injured on a hit from Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on Tuesday.
Jan 22 - 3:01 PM

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