Player News - Penguins

Date: Team: Pos:

Riley Sheahan has become a key part of the Penguins' penalty kill.

Pittsburgh has the top PK in the NHL dating back to Dec. 1 and Sheahan is the team's leader in shorthanded ice time. He's also been being excelling on the draw with a 55.7% success rate since joining the Penguins and has done well centering the third line. All-in-all, the Penguins decision to acquire Sheahan from Detroit back in November has worked out well for the club. It'll be interesting to see how the Penguins' depth charts work out if they do acquire another bottom-six center before the deadline as seems to be their goal. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford suggested that Sheahan might end up being tried on the wing, which is a role he's had before, or it might be that Sheahan even plays on the fourth line.
Feb 20 - 5:36 AM

Teddy Blueger has been sent back to the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Blueger did not see any NHL action during his first big-league stint. In 45 matches in the minors this season, he has 12 goals and 26 points.
Feb 19 - 11:19 AM

Riley Sheahan scored twice to lead the Penguins to a 5-2 win Sunday.

Sheahan has eight goals and 23 points for the Penguins in 52 games this season after going pointless in eight games for the Red Wings before he was dealt. He has been scoring more of late with four goals and eight points in his last 10 games. It doesn't hurt that he is playing alongside Phil Kessel.
Feb 19 - 8:20 AM

Tristan Jarry played an instrumental part in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win over Columbus on Sunday.

Jarry stopped 35 of the 37 shots coming his way, leading the Pens to a victory that pushed them into first place of the Metropolitan Division. The 22-year-old has won three of his last four games as his record improves to 10-4-2 with a 2.41 goals against average and 921 save percentage.
Feb 18 - 9:25 PM

Jake Guentzel scored a goal and added two assists to help the Penguins down Columbus 5-2 on Sunday.

Guentzel had just two points in 12 games in January, but is rebounding in February with four goals and eight points in nine games. The 23-year-old now has 19 goals and 33 points in 61 games this season. Guentzel has now matched his total from last season, but it took him 21 more games.
Feb 18 - 8:45 PM

Tristan Jarry will be in goal Sunday night against Columbus.

Jarry will get to play in the second half of Pittsburgh's back-to-back situation after Matt Murray posted a 5-3 win over Toronto on Saturday. This will be Jarry's first NHL start since Jan. 17 when he lost he allowed four goals on 32 shots in a loss to Anaheim. He has a 9-4-2 record this season with a 2.44 GAA and .919 save percentage in 18 appearances.
Feb 18 - 4:13 PM

Justin Schultz (illness) won't play Sunday night.

Schultz missed Saturday's game against Toronto because he wasn't feeling well and he didn't travel with the team to Columbus. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 18 - 4:08 PM

Bryan Rust has taken his game to a new level since being placed on a line with Evgeni Malkin.

The whole line, including Carl Hagelin has been great of late as Rust has five goals and 13 points in his last 12 games while Hagelin has seven points in seven games and Malkin, is well, Malkin, with 12 goals and 19 points in his last ten. While Malkin is owned in every league, the same cannot be said of Rust and if he is available, grab him immediately.
Feb 18 - 9:36 AM

Matt Murray made 29 saves on 32 shots in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Murray hasn't lost in regulation since Jan. 4 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Since, he's gone 8-0-1 for Pittsburgh. His record improves to 22-12-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 11:10 PM

Evgeni Malkin recorded one goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday.

Malkin's 33rd goal of the season not only tied the game at two in the second period, but it also gave him 900 career points. The center is the fourth Penguins player in team history to reach the milestone. Pittsburgh won the game off goals from Malkin, Carl Hagelin, Zach Aston-Reese, Olli Maatta, and Bryan Rust. Malkin now has 33 goals and 69 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:43 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ruhwedel hasn't played a game since Dec. 27 because he's been scratched and injured. The 27-year-old has one goal and two assists in 30 games this season. Teddy Blueger will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 17 - 6:52 PM

Justin Schultz (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There was no mention of Schultz being injured before he wasn't on the ice for the pre-game warmup. The Penguins will likely provide an update on his status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now. Matt Hunwick will take his spot in the lineup.
Feb 17 - 6:48 PM

Don't be surprised if the Penguins deal Matt Hunwick at the trade deadline.

Hunwick is not in the Pens' top six defensemen rotation at the moment but he could be valuable to another NHL team. As well, the Pens may need to shed Hunwick's salary in order to aquire a scoring winger, something that is allegedly on the team's wish list. Stay tuned.
Feb 17 - 12:50 PM

Patric Hornqvist (lower body) was not on the ice Saturday morning.

No need to panic Hornqvist owners. It's part of his rehab schedule says Penguins' coach Mike Sullivan. It seems as if Hornqvist is progressing in his recovery from a lower-body ailment. That said, there is no timetable for his return.
Feb 17 - 12:43 PM

Matt Murray will get the start in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Murray has won each of his last three starts and he's 7-0-1 in his last eight games. The Penguins netminder owns a 21-12-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 12:15 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Heat Making Major Moves

    Heat Making Major Moves
  •  
    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles

    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles
  •  
    Waivers: Cole

    Waivers: Cole's Time to Shine
  •  
    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans

    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans
  •  
    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN

    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN
  •  
    RotoPat: Start Rodgers

    RotoPat: Start Rodgers
  •  
    Rankings: Steelers on top

    Rankings: Steelers on top
  •  
    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB

    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB