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Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Returning to action Thursday
Pettersson (lower body) will be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Pettersson will suit up for the first time since March 18 versus the Rangers, a stretch of 12 games on the shelf for the blueliner. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old Swede's return is a little too late as the Penguins have already been eliminated from the playoffs. Despite playing in just 67 games this year, Pettersson has already tied his career best in assists (23), shots (95) and hits (130).... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Expected to be game-time call
Pettersson (lower body) is on track to be a game-time decision for Thursday's regular-season finale versus the Blue Jackets, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Pettersson's status against Columbus may not be confirmed until the Penguins hit the ice for pregame warmups. The 26-year-old defender has missed the last 12 contests with a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Progressing in recovery
Pettersson (lower body) traveled with the team and skated ahead of Tuesday's matchup with New Jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "The fact that all these guys are on the ice, traveling with us, it just suggests that they're that much closer to returning to the lineup," per Pens Inside Scoop.
With both Pettersson, Jan Rutta (lower body) and Dmitry Kulikov (lower body) all still on the shelf, the Penguins have had to make do with Mark Friedman and Chad Ruhwedel as their third pairing. On the year, the 26-year-old Pettersson has already tied his career high in assists (23) and surpassed his personal best in shots (95). He's also just one point away from matching his career high of 25, which was set in 2018-19. Once cleared to play, Pettersson figures to offer decent top-half fantasy value given his offensive contributions.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Lands on LTIR
Pettersson (lower body) was designated for long-term injured reserve Monday retroactively to March 18.
Pettersson is just the latest Penguins' defenseman to find himself on the shelf for an extended stretch. At this point, Pettersson will likely miss the remainder of the regular season, though it could certainly be longer considering the team has yet to provide a specific recovery timeline. Despite the early end to his regular season, Pettersson has already reached the 20-point threshold for the third time in his NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Being evaluated for LBI
Pettersson is undergoing evaluation for a lower-body injury he sustained in Saturday's game versus the Rangers, Taylor Haase of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Pettersson was in and out of the locker room a couple of times with the injury, but ultimately exited early in the third period. The defenseman joins a growing list of injuries for the Penguins on the blue line. If he can't play Monday versus the Senators, they may need to make a call-up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to fill out their defense corps.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Two helpers against Philly
Pettersson notched two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Flyers.
The 26-year-old blueliner continues to be productive even without the benefit of power-play time. Pettersson has four multi-point performances in the last eight games, racking up a goal and nine points over that stretch, and he now sits two points short of tying the career-high 25 he set in 2018-19. His stay-at-home role for Pittsburgh makes it tough to expect that he'll keep up this run, but he's averaging a career-best 20:34 in TOI and has already set new personal bests in hits (123) and blocked shots (121), and when the Pens' offense is humming there is plenty of production to go around.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Gets two assists vs. Lightning
Pettersson provided two assists in Pittsburgh's 7-3 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Pettersson's second helper was the primary assist on Teddy Blueger's game-winning goal. Pettersson has a marker and 18 points in 57 contests this season. The 26-year-old has a goal and four points over his last two games after being limited to an assist over 13 outings from Jan. 20-Feb. 23.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: First goal of season
Pettersson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues.
Pettersson's first goal of the season gave the Pens a 2-1 lead late in the third period, as he scored from the slot with a wrist shot off a rush. His last goal came April 29, 2022, when he put up a three-point effort in the Pens' last game of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Nabs helper to end slump
Pettersson collected an assist in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders.
Pettersson snapped a nine-game point drought with the secondary helper. The 26-year-old defenseman hasn't had any luck in the scoring department this season, but he's registered 14 apples, 99 hits and 106 blocked shots through 52 games for a decent two-way profile.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Drought lingers on
Pettersson failed to register a point against the Sharks on Tuesday, his ninth straight game in which he failed to get on the scoresheet.
In addition to his pointless streak, Pettersson still has yet to find the back of the net this season in 51 contests. Despite the recent slump, the 26-year-old defenseman could still reach the 20-point mark for the first time since 2019-20 when he put up two goals and 20 assists.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: First multi-point game of 2022-23
Pettersson dished out two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Senators.
Pettersson added two shots, two blocked shots, four hits and a plus-1 rating in a well-rounded performance. This was the stay-at-home blueliner's first multi-point outing of the season, and Pettersson had mustered only one assist in his previous 20 games. If you're searching for offense from the blue line, the goalless Pettersson isn't the answer.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Available to return
Pettersson (illness) is expected to return to the lineup Monday against Anaheim, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Pettersson, who sat out the past two games, has accounted for 11 assists, 52 shots on goal, 84 blocks and 78 hits in 40 contests this season. He was paired with Jan Rutta during Monday's morning skate.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Ruled out for Saturday
Pettersson (illness) won't play Saturday versus Carolina, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Pettersson, who did not make the trip with the Penguins, also sat out Friday's contest versus Winnipeg. As a result, Mark Friedman is projected to play again Saturday versus the Hurricanes. Pettersson has compiled 11 assists, 52 shots on goal, 84 blocks and 78 hits in 40 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Considered day-to-day
Pettersson (illness) is day-to-day but it's unclear if he'll travel for Saturday's game in Carolina.
Friday's loss to Winnipeg was Pettersson's first missed game of the season. If he's unavailable Saturday, he could return for Minday's tilt with Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Out with illness
Pettersson will miss Friday's game against Winnipeg because of an illness.
Pettersson has 11 assists in 40 games this season while averaging 20:43 of ice time. Mark Friedman, who was called up by the Penguins on Friday, will draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Good to go
Pettersson (undisclosed) will play Thursday versus the Golden Knights.
Pettersson was considered a game-time decision, but whatever issue he is dealing with is not enough to keep him out. The 26-year-old has just one assist over his last 14 games despite regularly playing in a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Game-time decision Thursday
Pettersson (undisclosed) is a game-time decision Thursday versus Vegas, per Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff.
Pettersson didn't skate with the Penguins on Wednesday, but he was back on the ice Thursday. He has 11 assists in 37 games while averaging 20:48 of ice time this season. If Pettersson can't play, then Chad Ruhwedel will probably draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Pointless streak continues
Pettersson failed to register a point against the Hurricanes on Sunday, his 10th straight game without getting onto the scoresheet.
Pettersson is also still searching for his first goal of the 2022-23 campaign, though he's never scored more than two in a season, so fantasy players shouldn't be expecting it any time soon. Despite his recent lack of production, the 26-year-old Swede's 10 points in 31 games does have him on pace to reach the 25-point mark for just the second time in his NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Garners assist in win
Pettersson logged an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Pettersson helped out on Rickard Rakell's second-period tally. The Penguins' defense has been a bit shaky this year, and that's allowed Pettersson to get a look alongside Kris Letang on the top pairing recently. Pettersson has made the most of his role lately with five assists in his last seven contests, and he has nine helpers in 19 outings overall. That pace would have him shatter his career-best mark of 22 points in 69 contests in 2019-20, but the 26-year-old probably can't maintain it. He's added 30 shots on net, 39 hits, 35 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating, so he may be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats despite a lack of power-play time.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Snags helper
Pettersson posted an assist, four shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.
Pettersson was bumped up to the top pairing Wednesday, as Brian Dumoulin has struggled defensively alongside Kris Letang in recent games. Pettersson's helper came on a Jake Guentzel empty-net goal in the third period. Through 13 contests, Pettersson has five assists, a plus-6 rating, 22 shots on net, 26 blocked shots, 24 hits and eight PIM. He's got a physical element to his game, but a lack of power-play time severely caps his scoring potential.... See More ... See Less
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