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Daniel Sprong has 10 goals and 29 points for Charlottetown of the QMJHL.

Sprong has been flying since his demotion on December 19 to junior hockey. Look for Sprong to play in the AHL this season after his junior season ends as he will get much needed experience in the minors. Sprong started the season with the Penguins before he was sent back to junior. He had two goals in 18 NHL games this season and could force his way back onto the Penguins at training camp next season. Stay tuned.
Feb 14 - 10:09 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 30 shots in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Not only did Fleury stop 29 shots during the game, but he turned away all three shots in the shootout. The 31-year-old has a 22-13-5 record with a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage this season. He has just two regulation losses since Jan. 9.
Feb 12 - 10:39 PM

Phil Kessel scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kessel opened the scoring at the 15:43 mark of the second period before Andrej Nestrasil tied the game in the next frame. Defenseman Kris Letang scored the winner in the shootout. Kessel has 16 goals and 35 points in 54 games this season. The 28-year-old is on pace to score 24 goals and just over 50 points in 2015-16.
Feb 12 - 10:34 PM

Ian Cole and Sergei Plotnikov will each be scratched against the Hurricanes on Friday.

Through 45 games this season Cole has posted 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Not too shabby in the right league.
Feb 12 - 6:52 PM

Trevor Daley will indeed play Friday night against Carolina.

Daley saw just 3:43 of action on Wednesday against the Rangers before leaving with an unspecified injury. Looks like it wasn't serious, though. Daley has picked up 10 points through 24 games with Pittsburgh since coming over from Chicago.
Feb 12 - 6:14 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will start Marc-Andre Fleury Friday night.

Fleury has allowed just two goals in each of his last two starts. He has a 2.41 GAA and .920 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Feb 12 - 2:14 PM

David Warsofsky (concussion) was on the ice with his full equipment on Thursday.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan believes Warsofsky is getting close to returning. Warsofsky last played on Jan. 17.
Feb 12 - 11:29 AM

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


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