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Penguins winger Blake Comeau scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Thursday. | 12/18/2014 9:42 PM
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Penguins winger Blake Comeau scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Thursday.
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Comeau's score lifted Pittsburgh to a, 1-0, victory. Comeau had a really good game with six shots on net. He has 11 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 34th career shutout on Thursday. | 12/18/2014 9:38 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 34th career shutout on Thursday.
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It was also Fleury's sixth shutout of the season as he continues the best campaign of his career. He stopped all 29 shots he faced and is now second in the league with 18 victories.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby will return on Thursday against the Avalanche. | 12/18/2014 6:57 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will return on Thursday against the Avalanche.
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Crosby has missed the last three games with the mumps, but he skated with the team Thursday morning and will play. Crosby has 35 points in 27 games and should return to every fantasy lineup.
Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning. | 12/15/2014 9:58 PM
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Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning.
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Impact
Downie has played well with Pittsburgh, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. | 12/14/2014 12:19 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
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After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. | 12/14/2014 10:50 AM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/13/2014 10:03 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's gove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/13/2014 10:03 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves in Friday's win versus Calgary. | 12/12/2014 9:43 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves in Friday's win versus Calgary.
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Impact
He faced 27 shots and has now won five of his past seven games. Fleury has been solid this season. He is 16-4-2 overall.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's victory against the Flames. | 12/12/2014 9:40 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's victory against the Flames.
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Impact
Letang now has 19 points through 23 games, and should be active in all lineups.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games, and possibly more, due to an illness. | 12/12/2014 4:31 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games, and possibly more, due to an illness.
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While some have speculated Crosby is dealing with the mumps, there is no official diagnosis on what he is dealing with. We will update you as news comes out about Crosby over the next few days.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will not play on Saturday against the Senators. | 12/08/2014 4:04 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will not play on Saturday against the Senators.
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Impact
Hornqvist is undergoing tests for a concussion and we syhould know more Tuesday. He is having a fantastic start with 11 goals and 14 assists with a plus-eight rating in 25 games, so hopefully he isn't out long.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in his 15th victory of the season. | 12/06/2014 3:45 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in his 15th victory of the season.
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Impact
Fleury allowed two goals as Pittsburgh fell behind, 2-1, but the team rallied to win, 3-2. After the Penguins took the lead with under two minutes to play, Fleury had to make a couple more big saves to ensure the victory. Fleury moves all alone to fourth in the league in wins.
Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored another key goal for Pittsburgh on Saturday. | 12/06/2014 3:39 PM
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Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored another key goal for Pittsburgh on Saturday.
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Ehrhoff has just two goals on the season, but both are game-winners. The defenseman was the Penguins best skater against the Senators on Saturday, and he led the team with seven shots. Sidney Crosby found him wide open on the opposite side of the ice late in the third period. Ehrhoff wound up and released a slap shot that beat Craig Anderson high and on the glove side. Pittsburgh won, 3-2.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will not play on Saturday against the Senators. | 12/06/2014 1:15 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will not play on Saturday against the Senators.
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Impact
Hornqvist is undergoing tests for a concussion. He is having a fantastic start with 11 goals and 14 assists with a plus-eight rating in 25 games, so hopefully he isn't out long.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is expected to miss about two weeks. | 12/04/2014 7:01 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is expected to miss about two weeks.
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Impact
Letang has missed the last two games with a groin injury. He has four goals and 14 assists this season. Letang should be properly stored in the injured reserve spot.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his fifth shutout of the season on Tuesday. | 12/02/2014 9:43 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his fifth shutout of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
Fleury continued his hot start to the season, stopping all 29 shots he faced. His five shutouts already ties a career-high, and the season is just over 25 percent done. Fleury is 14-4-1 this season.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal of Tuesday's game as Pittsburgh won, 1-0. | 12/02/2014 9:38 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal of Tuesday's game as Pittsburgh won, 1-0.
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It was an even-strength goal. Blake Comeau and Jason Megna assisted the score. Malkin has 12 goals and 18 assists in 24 games this season.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz is not playing on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury. | 12/02/2014 7:18 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz is not playing on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.
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Impact
This was unexpected. Check back for more details later. Hopefully, he isn't in too many lineups already on Tuesday.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby will play against the Devils on Tuesday despite the flu. | 12/02/2014 7:03 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will play against the Devils on Tuesday despite the flu.
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Impact
Crosby missed the team's morning skate with his illness, but he will still dress. The Penguins tweeter account has a picture of the captain warming up for the game, so it is safe to leave him in fantasy lineups.
Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu (groin) will have six weeks added to his return timetable after undergoing groin/abdominal surgery on Tuesday. | 12/02/2014 1:52 PM
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Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu (groin) will have six weeks added to his return timetable after undergoing groin/abdominal surgery on Tuesday.
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Impact
Letestu hasn't played since Oct. 28. he has scored five points in the nine games he played before the injury.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby missed the Tuesday morning shootaround due to illness. | 12/02/2014 12:24 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby missed the Tuesday morning shootaround due to illness.
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He's a scoring maching with 33 points in just 23 games, so this would be a disaster for fantasy owners. Stay tuned.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang did not play on Saturday due to a minor lower body injury. | 11/30/2014 10:52 AM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang did not play on Saturday due to a minor lower body injury.
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Letang suffered the injury on Friday when a Hurricanes player fell on him. Coach Mike Johnston does not consider the injury to be serious.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored his first goal in 12 games. | 11/29/2014 10:16 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored his first goal in 12 games.
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Impact
Kunitz has recently moved down to Pittsburgh's second line, but he isn't missing Sidney Crosby that much playing with Evgeni Malkin. Despite not scoring, Kunitz had five assists over the goal drought. He had nine goals and 11 assists this season.
Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored his first goal in a Pittsburgh uniform on Saturday. | 11/29/2014 10:12 PM
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Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored his first goal in a Pittsburgh uniform on Saturday.
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Impact
It proved to be an important score as the goal put the Penguins ahead, 3-1, late in the third period. Carolina added a late power-play goal as Pittsburgh held on to win, 3-2. Ehrhoff has seven assists and is plus-14 in addition to scoring once.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored on a pass from Sidney Crosby to tie the game towards the end of the second period on Friday, but Pittsburgh lost to Carolina, 4-2. | 11/28/2014 9:42 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored on a pass from Sidney Crosby to tie the game towards the end of the second period on Friday, but Pittsburgh lost to Carolina, 4-2.
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Impact
Pittsburgh allowed an early power-play goal in the third and then an empty-netter. Hornqvist continued his strong start though as he now has 11 goals, 14 assists and a plus-seven rating.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored on a pass from Sidney Crosby to tie the game towards the end of the second period on Friday, but Pittsburgh lost to Carolina, 4-2. | 11/28/2014 9:40 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored on a pass from Sidney Crosby to tie the game towards the end of the second period on Friday, but Pittsburgh lost to Carolina, 4-2.
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Impact
Pittsburgh allowed an early power-play goal in the third and then an empty-netter. Two of the three Hurricanes goals were on the power play. Hornqvist continued his strong start though as he now has 11 goals, 14 assists and a plus-seven rating.
Penguins winger Blake Comeau had one of the best games of his career on Wednesday. | 11/26/2014 10:23 PM
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Penguins winger Blake Comeau had one of the best games of his career on Wednesday.
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Impact
Not only did he record a hat trick, but Comeau also tallied the overtime winner. He now has 13 points through 20 games, making him a decent option for owners.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points during Monday's win against the Bruins. | 11/24/2014 9:44 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points during Monday's win against the Bruins.
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Impact
He had one goal and two assists, and is now tied with Jakub Voracek for the league-lead, with 29 points.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored two goals, including the overtime winner on Monday. | 11/24/2014 9:43 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored two goals, including the overtime winner on Monday.
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Impact
He now has 10 goals on the season, and continues to be a major force for fantasy owners.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. | 11/22/2014 9:59 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
It was his eighth goal of the season, but Malkin was also -1 on the night. He now has 23 points through 19 games.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored late in the third period to send Friday's game against the Islanders into overtime. | 11/21/2014 10:04 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored late in the third period to send Friday's game against the Islanders into overtime.
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Impact
The Penguins went on to lose in the shootout. Hornqvist also had an assist, but still finished minus-one. He had five shots on goal as well.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will beout for six months after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung. | 11/19/2014 1:34 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis will beout for six months after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung.
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Impact
We now know why he missed Monday's game, as the news is tough for Pittsburgh to hear. The good news however is that Dupuis is stable, and will now need the six months for the blood thinning treatment to work.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury continued his hot play by shutting out the Canadiens on Tuesday night. | 11/18/2014 10:06 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury continued his hot play by shutting out the Canadiens on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He has now won eight of his past nine games after stopping all 27 shots on goal. Fleury is now an impressive 11-3-0 on the season.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens. | 11/18/2014 10:04 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens.
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Impact
It was his eighth goal of the season, and Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with Jakub Voracek with 26 points overall.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out for Tuesday but the reason is undisclosed. | 11/17/2014 3:59 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out for Tuesday but the reason is undisclosed.
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Impact
Dupuis missed Monday's practice to see a doctor so perhaps we will know more soon. He's a solid scoring option with six goals and five assists in 16 games.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in a victory over the Rangers on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:10 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in a victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
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Impact
Fleury was ready for the rematch after Tuesday's 5-0 loss in New York. His defense was that let him down in that first meeting was ready as well. In one of the most exciting November hockey games a fan could ever see, Fleury allowed two goals on 31 shots and stopped three out of four attempts in the shootout to win.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Rangers. | 11/15/2014 10:07 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Rangers.
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Impact
Malkin played his best game of the season Saturday. He was flying all over the ice. He had an assist on Blake Comeau's goal to start the scoring and tied the game in the second period. Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 3-2.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis scored both goals in Friday's win over Toronto. | 11/14/2014 10:30 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis scored both goals in Friday's win over Toronto.
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Impact
He also had eight shots on goal, and was +2 on the night. Dupuis now has a solid 11 points through 15 games.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will sit Friday's game against Toronto. | 11/14/2014 3:36 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will sit Friday's game against Toronto.
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Impact
As always Marc-Andre Fleury has seen a heavy workload. He's 9-3 with a 2.15 GAA and .924 SV% including three shutouts. Thomas Greiss has a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage this season in three starts.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will have to wait to get revenge for last season's playoff lost against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. | 11/11/2014 9:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will have to wait to get revenge for last season's playoff lost against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers.
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Impact
Pittsburgh played its worse game of the season, allowing five goals and being held scoreless. Fleury allowed all five goals on 35 shots but made some fantastic saves that kept it from being 7-0 or even 8-0. Even still, it was a horrible night for Fleury in fantasy.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. UPDATE: Letang returned to the ice early in the second period. | 11/11/2014 8:28 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. UPDATE: Letang returned to the ice early in the second period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. | 11/11/2014 7:43 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. | 11/11/2014 7:42 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period.
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Impact
Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two assists and was +3 in Pittsburgh's win over the Sabres, on Saturday. | 11/09/2014 10:20 AM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two assists and was +3 in Pittsburgh's win over the Sabres, on Saturday.
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Impact
He now has 16 points on the season, and should continue to shine, playing on the same line as Sidney Crosby.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist was part of the puzzle in the team's 6-1 win over the Sabres. | 11/09/2014 10:17 AM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist was part of the puzzle in the team's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with four shots on goal, two penaly minutes, and a +3 rating. Hornqvist now has nine goals and 18 points on the season, and assuming he continues to play next to Sidney Crosby, Hornqvist will have a great chance to surpass his career-high total of 53 points, from a season ago.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earned a rather easy win, Saturday versus Buffalo. | 11/08/2014 9:31 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earned a rather easy win, Saturday versus Buffalo.
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Impact
Pittsburgh won 6-1, and Fleury faced only 21 shots, and is now 9-2-0 on the season.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a big night in Saturday's victory over Buffalo. | 11/08/2014 9:29 PM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a big night in Saturday's victory over Buffalo.
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Impact
He had two goals, two assists, five shots on goal, and a +3 rating on the night. Solid performance from Letang.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby had five more assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres. | 11/08/2014 9:28 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby had five more assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
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He was also +3 on the night, and continues to lead the NHL in points, with 24.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals in a, 4-3, victory over the Jets on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 11:14 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals in a, 4-3, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
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Impact
This victory was a little bit more awkward as Fleury back-to-back shutouts coming into the game, but it was still Fleury's fifth straight victory. He stopped 34-of-27 shots and made two saves in the shootout.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Wednesday. | 11/05/2014 6:48 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
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Impact
Many in Pittsburgh were surprised new general manager Jim Rutherford did not extend Fleury's contract in the offseason, and some thought that was a sign Rutherford was not sold on Fleury being the team's goaltender long-term. This contract puts that to rest. It was a wise move by Pittsburgh being that he would have been the best goalie available on the market this coming summer and would have likely deemed a higher price than what the Penguins just signed him to.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz now has five goals in the last three games. | 11/04/2014 10:55 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz now has five goals in the last three games.
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Impact
He has been on fire of late, and now has 14 points on the season. Any player who plays next to Sidney Crosby will have the opportunity to produce big numbers.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second-straight shutout on Saturday. | 11/01/2014 11:04 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second-straight shutout on Saturday.
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Impact
Fleury was busy on Thursday, making 36 saves against the Kings in a 3-0 victory. On Saturday, his defense did all the work. Fleury stopped all 18 shots he faced in the 5-0 win. Pittsburgh is on a four-game winning streak, and Fleury has won every game.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads the league with 18 points after 10 games this season. | 11/01/2014 11:02 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads the league with 18 points after 10 games this season.
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Impact
That's not much of a surprise. Crosby's Penguins have also played fewer games than most teams through Nov. 1, so that makes it a little big more impressive. Pittsburgh leads the league in scoring and power-play scoring. Crosby had three assists in Saturday's, 5-0, victory over the Sabres.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Saturday's win over the Sabres. | 11/01/2014 11:00 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
Sound familiar? It should as he also scored two goals against the Kings on Thursday. Both games were shutouts. Kunitz has seven goals and six assists in the first 10 games of the season.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a shutout on Thursday versus Los Angeles. | 10/30/2014 9:42 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a shutout on Thursday versus Los Angeles.
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Impact
He played extremely well, stopping all 35 shots. Fleury is now 6-2-0. on the young season.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Thursday's win over the Kings. | 10/30/2014 9:40 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored two goals in Thursday's win over the Kings.
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Impact
He added an assist as well, and now has five goals and 10 points on the season. Kunitz is in line for a big season.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a sub-par outing on Tuesday against the Devils. | 10/28/2014 9:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a sub-par outing on Tuesday against the Devils.
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Impact
He stopped just 16-of-19 shots, but the Penguins won, 8-3. Fleury looked a lot better in the last 35 minutes of the game. He helped Pittsburgh kill three penalties and one goal he allowed was a break away, so he really can't be blamed for that.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals against the Devils on Tuesday. | 10/28/2014 9:39 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals against the Devils on Tuesday.
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Impact
Pittsburgh scored, incredibly, the last seven goals of the game to beat New Jersey, 8-3. Crosby scored at the end of the second period and then the final goal of the contest with just over three minutes left. The captain finished with a plus-two rating and six shots. Crosby has seven goals this season.
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play in all three home games this week according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. | 10/27/2014 6:42 PM
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Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play in all three home games this week according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
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Impact
Maatta will undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his neck, but until the surgery, he will play. Maatta is expected to miss four weeks after the surgery.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury shut out Nashville for fourth win of the season. | 10/25/2014 10:28 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury shut out Nashville for fourth win of the season.
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Impact
He made 25 saves and is now 4-2-0, after winning three of his past four starts.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored his third goal of the season. | 10/25/2014 10:27 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored his third goal of the season.
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Impact
He helped Pittsburgh win 3-0, and now has three goals and nine points thus far. Malkin is showing no ill-effects of missing the preseason.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Saturday's win over Nashville. | 10/25/2014 10:25 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Saturday's win over Nashville.
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Impact
He had a goal and two assists, along with a +1 rating and two shots on goal. Crosby now has 12 points on the season, and will continue to be one of the best players in the game.
Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. | 10/23/2014 12:22 PM
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Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.
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Impact
Bennett is expected back sometime in mid-November. He's only played 47 games over the past two seasons and fantasy owners obviously can't count on him.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 10:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
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Impact
That is a .875 save percentage. It wasn't really Fleury's fault as the Penguins played a pretty sloppy defensive game in front of their goaltender. Fleury is 3-2 this season.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season. | 10/18/2014 9:45 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season.
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Impact
Fantasy owners are relieved to hear Malkin was all over the ice on Saturday against the Islanders. He scored the team's first goal with a wrist shot on the 5-on-3 power play. With still a man advantage, Malkin set up the next goal with a slap shot that Patric Hornqvist tipped into the net. Malkin also looked great defensively, which fantasy owners might not care much about, but is an excellent sign in terms of his health.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck, but according to beat writer Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review he's already been cleared to play. | 10/17/2014 3:28 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck, but according to beat writer Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review he's already been cleared to play.
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Impact
Pretty amazing. Dupuis has four points in the first three games playing with Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter, but they all came in one game against Anaheim.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck. | 10/17/2014 9:16 AM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis left Thursday night's game on a stretcher after taking a puck off the back of his neck.
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Impact
Dupuis has four points in the first three games playing with Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter, but they all came in one game against Anaheim.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered his first loss of the season. | 10/16/2014 9:46 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered his first loss of the season.
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Impact
He let up three goals on 28 shots, but owners should not be too worried, as Fleury remains an elite option.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two points on Thursday against Dallas. | 10/16/2014 9:45 PM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz had two points on Thursday against Dallas.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal. Kunitz should be in line for another 30-goal season, as he continues to play next to Sidney Crosby.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season. | 10/16/2014 9:43 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has seven points through three games, and is well on his way to another monster season.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin posted a goal and two assists Saturday night. | 10/12/2014 12:42 AM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin posted a goal and two assists Saturday night.
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Impact
Nothing unusual there except that he didn't play all preseason so his fast start is good news.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and a pair of assists. | 10/12/2014 12:40 AM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and a pair of assists.
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Ho hum. Three goals and three assist in two Penguins wins. What else is new?
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis tied a career-high with four points on Thursday against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 10:08 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis tied a career-high with four points on Thursday against the Ducks.
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Impact
Dupuis scored to make the game 3-0 midway through the first period. Dupuis then added an assist on a Sidney Crosby power play goal and another helper on Brandon Sutter's short-handed goal. Dupuis also had five shots and was plus-three.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and added an assist in an opening night victory against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 10:00 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and added an assist in an opening night victory against the Ducks.
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Impact
Crosby scored on a pass from his old friend Chris Kunitz in the first period to put the Penguins up, 2-0. Crosby then scored on the power play to snap a 3-3 tie. The Penguins captain finished with five shots on goal and a plus-two rating in addition to his three points.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin is in the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks. | 10/09/2014 7:53 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin is in the lineup on Thursday against the Ducks.
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Impact
There were rumors that Malkin would miss the season opener since he missed all of training camp and preseason with a disclosed injury. Malkin is playing, had an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the first period as the Penguins took an early 3-1 lead.
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin finally got in a practice, Tuesday, his first of the season. | 10/07/2014 1:00 PM
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Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin finally got in a practice, Tuesday, his first of the season.
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Impact
Malkin is unlikely to play in the season opener, but with superstar athletes you never know. He has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009.
Penguins center Brandon Sutter is still looking for his scoring touch he had with Carolina five years ago. | 10/01/2014 12:06 PM
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Penguins center Brandon Sutter is still looking for his scoring touch he had with Carolina five years ago.
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Impact
At just 20-years-old, Sutter scored 21 goals and 40 points in 72 games during 2009-2010. He did score five goals and two assists in 13 playoff games last spring, so Pittsburgh hopes he can built upon that. Sutter will lliekly be the team's third-line center.
Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has played in just 87 games over the last two seasons. | 10/01/2014 12:02 PM
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Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis has played in just 87 games over the last two seasons.
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Impact
Dupuis missed 43 games last year due to a torn MCL and ACL. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports his knee feels 100 percent in training camp. Although Dupuis and Sidney Crosby had great chemistry when Dupius was healthy, we would suggest owners to use the wait-and-see approach.
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had a very nice rookie season with nine goals and 20 assists. | 10/01/2014 11:58 AM
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Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had a very nice rookie season with nine goals and 20 assists.
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Impact
Pittsburgh would love to give Maatta some more playing time, but the Penguins have plenty of good defenseman. Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff will get the power-play minutes and Paul Martin is likely still the team's best overall defenseman. Maatta might not be a start worthy defenseman on draft day, but check back if one of those first three players get injured.
Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a great chance to play on the team's power-play line this year. | 10/01/2014 11:49 AM
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Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has a great chance to play on the team's power-play line this year.
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Impact
Ehrhoff scored six goals and 27 assists with the Sabres last year, so it is safe to expect those numbers or even greater based just on the fact Ehrhoff will benefit from playing with Sidney Crosby and company. At the very least he should see a huge improvement in plus/minus. Ehrhoff's was -27 a year ago.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015. | 10/01/2014 11:40 AM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015.
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Impact
Letang missed significant time last season after suffering a stroke in January, but he returned for the playoffs. Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, and even with the addition of Christian Ehrhoff, who could take some time away from Letang on the power play, Letang is a top-15 defenseman.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015. | 10/01/2014 11:40 AM
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015.
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Impact
Letang missed significant time last season after suffering a stroke in January, but he returned for the playoffs. Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, and even with the addition of Christian Ehrhoff, who could take some time away from Letang on the power play, Letang is a top-15 defenseman.
Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored a career-high 35 goals and 68 points last season. | 10/01/2014 11:36 AM
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Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz scored a career-high 35 goals and 68 points last season.
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Impact
Kunitz has averaged 0.81 points per game in his five-plus seasons with the Penguins. It is hard to assume those numbers will again go up this year, but even at 35 years old, Kunitz has shown no signs of slowing down.
The only concern surrounding Evgeni Malkin for fantasy owner's is his health. | 10/01/2014 11:33 AM
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The only concern surrounding Evgeni Malkin for fantasy owner's is his health.
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Impact
Malkin has not played a full season since the team won the Stanley Cup in 2008-2009. His talent speaks for itself, however, and the there is just too much skill to not take Malkin at least in the first five picks.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is the top fantasy option once again in 2014. | 10/01/2014 11:30 AM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby is the top fantasy option once again in 2014.
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Impact
The only other player owners should really consider with the No.1 pick is Alex Ovechkin but that is because Ovechkin provides higher value as a winger than Crosby does as a center. Crosby is the best hockey player in the world and is feeling good after offseason wrist surgery.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is likely to miss the final two preseason games according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. | 09/29/2014 5:46 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is likely to miss the final two preseason games according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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Impact
It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it cannot be good either. Malkin will now go into the regular season without playing a single exhibition game, and one has to wonder about whether he will be ready to go on opening day.
Penguins right wing Beau Bennett is expected to miss six weeks, according to coach Mike Johnston. | 09/27/2014 3:07 PM
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Penguins right wing Beau Bennett is expected to miss six weeks, according to coach Mike Johnston.
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Impact
Anther bad break for Bennett who missed 51 games last season with a wrist injury. He was set to play on a line with Evgeni Malkin which is always a good thing for his fantasy value, but now he could miss 20 games.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com | 09/18/2014 1:32 PM
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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
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Malkin, along with Sidney Crosby, will miss the start of training camp with minor injuries. Neither one is supposed to be serious. The Penguins will be holding them out as a precaution.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com | 09/18/2014 1:28 PM
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury according to Penguins.nhl.com
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Impact
Crosby's injury is apparently not related to his wrist, which he had surgery on this summer. Whatever it is, it is considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain once training camp begins. No point in pushing Crosby at this point. This should not at all effect Crosby's fantasy draft position.
Kasperi Kapanen dazzles Penguins' brass | 07/19/2014 10:26 PM
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Kasperi Kapanen, a teenaged forward chosen 22nd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has a legitimate chance at making the Pittsburgh Penguins next season, according to the club's assistant general manager, Bill Guerin.
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"He's even better than I thought he would be," Guerin said after watching Kapanen at the Pens' recent development camp. "So I was very happy with him. He's just high-end talent, high-end speed. He's a very, very mature kid for his age. Obviously, having his father [Sami Kapanen] playing so many years in the NHL and playing with him and bringing him up that way, he's already a pro. So he's ahead of the game in that department, but you just got a little screenshot of what's to come and he's not even 18 yet." Kapanen (6 feet, 181 pounds) showed his knack for driving to the front of the net throughout the week. That asset could be valuable to the Pens, who lost prominent forwards James Neal and Jussi Jokinen during the early stages of the offseason.
Rangers sign Lee Stempniak, Brad May says | 07/19/2014 9:32 AM
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Former NHLer-turned-broadcaster Brad May has tweeted that veteran forward Lee Stempniak has signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.
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Impact
TSN reportered earlier that the free agent was close to signing a one-year contract with the Rangers. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven assists in 21 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, and two goals and one assist in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games during his third season with the Flames. He has 150 goals and 191 assists (341 points) in 637 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Flames and Penguins. He was a fifth-round pick (No. 148) by St. Louis in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Sidney Crosby might need surgery after all | 07/18/2014 10:36 PM
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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins said Sidney Crosby won't need wrist surgery, his agent won't rule it out.
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Impact
Crosby's agent said that whether or not he'll have surgery will ultimately be dependent on how the current treatment on Crosby's wrist goes. So far there's been no indication that Crosby is in danger of actually missing any playing time next season.
Pittsburgh agrees to terms with Simon Despres | 07/18/2014 5:36 PM
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Simon Despres has inked a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
It appears Despres' deal is one-way and if that's the case then he's a safe bet to make the team's opening game roster. He had five assists and 26 penalty minutes in 34 games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14.
Pascal Dupuis is healthy enough to skate | 07/16/2014 3:07 PM
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Pascal Dupuis (knee) was on the ice Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in February.
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Impact
Dupuis was originally projected to miss six to eight months, so based on that timetable, there's a good chance he'll be available for the Penguins' season opener. Before his season ended, Dupuis had seven goals and 20 points in 39 games.
Pittsburgh agrees to terms with Bobby Farnham | 07/16/2014 9:26 AM
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Bobby Farnham has signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
Farnham had 14 points and 166 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not expected to make the Penguins' opening game roster.
Derrick Pouliot targets training camp return | 07/15/2014 10:14 PM
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Derrick Pouliot (shoulder) hopes to be ready to play before the end of training camp.
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Impact
Pouliot original timeline suggested that he would be ready to return in late September at the earliest and could end up missing most of November, so his current target will be challenging to meet. He admitted that at this stage, it's still tough to predict when he'll be back, but so far he feels upbeat about his recovery.
Sidney Crosby will not have wrist surgery | 07/15/2014 12:05 PM
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Sidney Crosby won't undergo wrist surgery after all.
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It was initially reported that Crosby would probably have surgery on a previously undisclosed wrist injury. The Penguins later confirmed the injury, but cautioned that surgery might not be necessary. Now the decision has been made "after seeking additional medical advice."
Penguins sign prospect Kasperi Kapanen | 07/11/2014 3:39 PM
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Kasperi Kapanen has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
Kapanen was taken with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said that Kapanen will be given a shot to make the team out of training camp, but we don't anticipate him having much short-term fantasy value even if that is the case.
Penguins ink Jayson Megna to two-way deal | 07/10/2014 3:59 PM
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Jayson Megna has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
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Impact
The fact that Megna only got a two-way deal illustrates that he still has a lot of work to do to cement his role with the Penguins. He's not a lock to make the team's opening game roster after scoring five goals and nine points in 36 games in 2013-14.

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