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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
20-4-1 41
14-6-5 33
16-10-0 32
13-8-4 30
11-10-5 27
10-12-4 24
8-12-5 21
8-13-2 18

2022 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 0 0 -1 08:32 0

Top Drew O'Connor News

  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Back to minors

    O'Connor was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    O'Connor is averaging 8:32 of ice time while being held without a point through three games this season. He should see more playing time at the AHL level.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Called up from minors

    O'Connor was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    O'Connor has yet to get into an NHL game this season but could be in line to make his season debut versus the Bruins on Tuesday after Drake Caggiula was sent down in a corresponding move. Still, whether O'Connor gets into the game could depend on the health of Jeff Carter (lower body).

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Assigned to AHL

    O'Connor was cut from the Penguins' training-camp roster Sunday

    O'Connor logged three goals and two assists in 22 games last season in Pittsburgh and 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) with AHL Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old forward will likely bounce between levels again this season.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Promoted from AHL

    O'Connor was called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.

    O'Connor has five points in 22 games at the NHL level this season. He's added 12 goals and 20 assists with the Baby Pens as well, and he should serve as extra forward depth heading into the playoffs.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Inks one-year extension

    O'Connor signed a one-year, $750,000 contract extension with the Penguins on Saturday.

    O'Connor has drawn into 22 games with the big club this season, picking up five points over that span. The 23-year-old will likely continue to split time between AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Penguins in 2022-23.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Activated, reassigned to minors

    O'Connor (upper body) was activated off injured reserve and reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    O'Connor has played in just two of the Penguins' last 21 games, in part due to his upper-body issue. With Pittsburgh off until Thursday's matchup with the Devils, O'Connor figures to suit up with the Baby Pens on Tuesday and Wednesday and then could be brought back up to the NHL, depending on the health of Teddy Blueger (jaw).

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Approved for full contact

    O'Connor (upper body) has been cleared for contact and is practicing with the team. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "No change at this point other than he is participating in full-contact."

    The fact that O'Connor is traveling with the team and a full practice participant is certainly a step in the right direction even if he's still considered week-to-week. Even once cleared to play, the 23-year-old New Jersey native may struggle to secure a place in the lineup and should expect to spend some time watching from the press box as a healthy scratch.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Begins skating

    O'Connor (upper body) took to the ice Tuesday without gear as he continues his recovery, Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    O'Connor has missed the Pens' previous eight contests due to his upper-body issue. The 23-year-old center was mired in an 18-game pointless streak prior to getting injured as is far from a lock for a lineup spot once cleared to play. As such, the New Jersey native shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value moving forward.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Remains week-to-week

    Coach Mike Sullivan said O'Connor (upper body) is still week-to-week, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    It's unclear how far along O'Connor is in his recovery from the upper-body injury, which he suffered sometime in the middle of January. More updates about when the forward might return should become available in a week or so.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Considered week-to-week

    O'Connor is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

    O'Connor was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, so he'll be sidelined until mid-February regardless of his recovery timeline. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Wednesday the Penguins would release an update on O'Connor's status if he's upgraded or downgraded from his current week-to-week status, so there's a chance a more definite timetable for the 23-year-old forward's return will be established in the coming weeks.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Lands on LTIR

    O'Connor (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday.

    O'Connor likely suffered the injury during Saturday's win over San Jose, though it's unclear what he's dealing with. His long-term injured reserve designation will hold him out until at least mid-February. The 23-year-old has five points through 22 games this season.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Ruled out Monday

    O'Connor (undisclosed) will not participate in Monday's game against Las Vegas, per Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    O'Connor has averaged 10:17 of ice time and tallied five points over 22 NHL appearances this season. He will continue to be evaluated in Pittsburgh ahead of Thursday's game with Ottawa, DeFabo adds. In O'Connor's absence, Kasper Bjorkqvist is likely to take on an expanded role.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Recalled by big club

    O'Connor was recalled by the Penguins on Wednesday.

    O'Connor will presumably be an option for Thursday night's game versus the Kings. The 23-year-old forward has picked up three goals and five points while averaging 10:30 of ice time through 20 NHL appearances this season.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Back to minors

    O'Connor cleared COVID-19 protocols and was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    O'Connor has five points through 20 NHL games this season and last suited up on Jan. 2. The rookie forward will likely be back on the NHL roster or the taxi squad in the near future.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Added to protocols list

    O'Connor entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.

    O'Connor will need to submit two negative COVID-19 tests before rejoining the Penguins. The 23-year-old forward has only picked up five points through 20 contests this season, so his absence will undoubtedly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Called up Sunday

    The Penguins recalled O'Connor from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    O'Connor had been sent down Nov. 14 after recording five points in 12 games to start the season. Now, he rejoins the Penguins to fill the roster spot of Bryan Rust (lower body), who went on injured reserve Sunday. O'Connor should get nothing more than bottom-line minutes for however long he's on the NHL roster.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Returns to AHL

    The Penguins reassigned O'Connor to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    The replacement forward loses his roster spot now that Pittsburgh has gotten players back from COVID-19 protocols. O'Connor has played 12 games this season, totaling three goals and a pair of assists in 11:02 TOI/G.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Strikes for pair of tallies

    O'Connor had two goals on six shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over Toronto. He also had two PIM and a plus-3 rating.

    Luck was certainly on O'Connor's side in this one. His first goal came when Marcus Pettersson's shot deflected off O'Connor's hip to open the scoring 11:53 into the game. He added his second of the night midway through the second stanza when his goalmouth feed bounced in off a Toronto skate. The 23-year-old O'Connor has three goals and two assists and is plus-6 through four games.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Collects first career goal

    O'Connor scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. He finished with three shots.

    O'Connor stuffed home a loose puck following a giveaway behind the Chicago net, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead at 5:33 of the first period. He added a helper just over five minutes later, teeing up a perfect feed for Brock McGinn on a 2-on-1 rush. The 23-year-old O'Connor has already contributed three points in two games this season after notching just one assist in his first 10 NHL games last year.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Back in NHL

    O'Connor was recalled to Pittsburgh from the minors Tuesday.

    O'Connor will be in the mix for a spot in the lineup versus the Lightning on Tuesday alongside Anthony Angello. As soon as Jake Guentzel (not injury related), Zach Aston-Reese (COVID-19 protocols) or Sidney Crosby (wrist) is cleared to play, O'Connor figures to be shipped back down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Wayne, NJ
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left