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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

Patric Hornqvist (lower body) skated again on Friday.

Hornqvist was also on the ice Wednesday and Thursday. He hasn't resumed practicing with the Penguins yet, so it seems fair to believe that his return isn't imminent. Still, it's encouraging to see him routinely skating now.
Feb 16 - 1:42 PM

Sidney Crosby registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.

Crosby is on a three-game point streak and has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He's up to 19 goals and 66 points in 59 contests in 2017-18.
Feb 16 - 10:58 AM

Conor Sheary is on a three-game point streak.

Sheary registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 56 games in 2017-18. That's well below his sophomore pace of 53 points in 61 contests.
Feb 16 - 10:56 AM

Matt Murray turned aside 34 of 35 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Murray stopped all 27 shots he faced at even-strength, but he allowed a power play goal to Dion Phaneuf in the second period. The victory pushed Murray's winning streak to three games. He also hasn't lost a game in regulation in his last eight outings. The Penguins netminder now has a 21-12-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season.
Feb 15 - 10:47 PM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Malkin scored an empty-net goal with 25 seconds remaining in the game to bury the Kings. The Pens forward finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and five shots on goal in 20:29 of ice time. He's now registered at least one point in eight of his last nine games. Malkin is up to 32 goals and 66 points in 55 games this season. Ryan Reaves and Zach Aston-Reese also scored for the Penguins in the victory.
Feb 15 - 10:26 PM

Matt Hunwick will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Hunwick hasn't played a game since Jan. 23 because he's been a healthy scratch and because he was dealing with a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season. Chad Ruhwedel and Teddy Blueger will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 6:52 PM

Matt Murray will get the start in Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Murray hasn't suffered a regulation defeat in his last seven games. He has a 20-12-2 record with a 2.91 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this season.
Feb 15 - 6:17 PM

Patric Hornqvist (lower body) was on the ice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hornqvist's next step would be to resume practicing with the Penguins, but it's not clear when that might be. He last played on Feb. 2 and is listed as week-to-week.
Feb 15 - 12:08 PM

Zach Aston-Reese scored his first two career goals on Tuesday.

Aston-Reese now has three points in five NHL contests. As for Tuesday's contest, he had the luxury of spending part of it on a line with Sidney Crosby. "It's pretty easy playing with him," Aston-Reese said. "You don't even really need to call for the puck. He just knows where you are. As long as you keep your feet moving and find open spots, he'll get you the puck."
Feb 14 - 6:21 AM

Jake Guentzel scored two goals in a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Guentzel went pointless in his last two games for the Penguins, but returned to the scoresheet with a pair of goals on Tuesday. Pittsburgh was also powered by Evgeni Malkin, two goals from Zach Aston-Reese, and Kris Letang. Guentzel now has 18 goals and 30 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 13 - 10:47 PM

Matt Murray made 30 saves in a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Murray is now 5-0-1 in his last six appearances for the Penguins. His overall record improves to 20-12-2 with a 2.91 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Feb 13 - 10:47 PM

Teddy Blueger will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators.

Blueger was recalled last Thursday but has yet to see any NHL action. He has 12 goals and 26 points in 45 games in the American Hockey League this season. It will be interesting to see if or when he will get into the lineup and make his National Hockey League debut.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 7:33 PM


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