Player News - Penguins

Date: Team: Pos:

Dominik Uher has been sent back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

He played in his first career NHL game on Tuesday night against Tampa Bay. Uher logged 7:17 of ice time in the match.
Dec 24 - 6:42 PM

Pittsburgh has assigned Taylor Chorney to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

Chorney suited up for the big club on Monday and Tuesday. He saw limited action and finished with a minus-1 rating.
Dec 24 - 6:31 PM

Jeff Zatkoff was returned to the minors Tuesday night.

He backed up Marc-Andre Fleury while Thomas Greiss is under observation for the mumps.
Dec 24 - 6:29 PM

Kris Letang netted a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Letang's career-high for goals in a single season is 11, but he's already up to eight with 48 games left to play. In terms of points, he's tied for seventh among defensemen with 23 in 29 contests.
Dec 24 - 6:31 AM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

Kunitz was playing in his third game since returning from a fractured foot. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 26 games this season.
Dec 24 - 6:28 AM

Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist scored a goal and added an assist Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh was beaten by the Lightning by a score of 4-3.

Hornqvist has been nothing short of stellar since arriving in Pittsburgh before the season and appears well on his way to setting career highs in goals and assists. Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang also scored goals for the Pens while Evgeni Malkin dished out two helpers in the loss.
Dec 24 - 12:09 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury lasted barely over a period as he allowed three goals on 10 shots before he was removed from the Penguins' 4-3 loss to the Lightning.

In a rare off-night this season, Fleury was replaced by Jeff Zatkoff early in the second period and the backup went on to stop 16 of 17 shots in his stead. There's no reason to overreact to one poor outing from a reliable goaltender such as Fleury.
Dec 24 - 12:06 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury will be back in goal for Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

He stopped 34 of the 37 shots he faced in a 4-3 shootout loss to Florida on Monday. The defeat snapped his four-game win streak. Fleury has been excellent this season, so starting him against the struggling Lightning is acceptable. Just keep in mind that he played the night before and the Penguins do have several injuries to deal with.
Dec 23 - 5:53 PM

Blake Comeau is expected to miss "several weeks" with a suspected wrist injury.

Coach Mike Johnston announced Comeau's status update on Tuesday, but he wouldn't confirm what the winger was suffering from. Comeau was injured in Monday's shootout loss to Florida.
Dec 23 - 5:47 PM

Craig Adams (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve.

He has missed the last two games. Adams has four points in 31 games this season.
Dec 23 - 3:56 PM

Dominik Uher has been called up from the minors.

He is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday night against Tampa Bay after Blake Comeau was injured on Monday. Uher has four goals and five assists in 29 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL this year.
Dec 23 - 3:49 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss on Monday.

Malkin has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. That brings him up to 16 goals and 39 points in 33 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 23 - 9:27 AM

Blake Comeau suffered a wrist injury during Monday's game.

Comeau sustained the injury in the third period and that forced him to miss the remainder of Pittsburgh's 4-3 shootout loss. It's not clear how significant Comeau's injury is, but between the ailments that the Penguins have been dealing with and their battles with the mumps, this injury comes at a very inopportune time.
Dec 23 - 9:25 AM

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, having a terrific season, stopped 34 shots in regulation and overtime Monday night but he and the Penguins dropped a 4-3 decision to the Panthers in an exciting shootout game in Florida.

The Panthers prevailed in the seventh round of the shootout. Fleury now has a season record of 19-4-2 with a goals-against average of 1.97. His save percentage is .933. Suffice it to say that he's not hurting his fantasy-league owners at all.
Dec 22 - 11:04 PM

Defenseman Simon Despres picked up two assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers in Florida Monday night.

Despres assisted on Patric Hornqvist's game-opening goal in the first period. It was Hornqvist's 12th goal of the season. Despres also drew an assist on Nick Spaling's sixth goal of the season, scored in the third period. Pittsburgh's third goal of the night was scored by Evgeni Malkin, his 16th of the season, at 16:50 of the third period.
Dec 22 - 10:59 PM


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