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Author: Hunter Hodies

Matt Murray Out Indefinitely Following Father’s Death

during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 16, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matthew Murray will be away from the team indefinitely after his father James Murray passed away yesterday. Matt Murray had been away from the team for a few days and ended up missing a couple games first before flying out with the team to California. He was in line to start tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks but has flown back to Ontario which means Tristan Jarry will start. The Penguins official twitter account announced the news...

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Jamie Oleksiak Fitting in Nicely With the Pittsburgh Penguins

When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Jamie Oleksiak, no one seemed to understand the meaning of the deal since they already had seven active defensemen on the roster. With the addition of Oleksiak came eight active blueliners, meaning another hard decision for a healthy scratch. The Penguins viewed him as a project and a player they can try to turn his young career around after struggles with Dallas. Here’s a look at why he’s fit in since coming over from the Dallas Stars. Sheltered on Bottom Pair Oleksiak isn’t going to be a player that plays top pairing minutes or...

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Daniel Sprong Should Remain on Sidney Crosby’s Line

Going into Friday night’s game against the Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins needed a big win to get within just one point of the last playoff spot. Head coach Mike Sullivan decided to tweak the lines and in doing so, top prospect Daniel Sprong was put on Sidney Crosby‘s right wing. It ended up working out to perfection: Sprong had his best game of the season. Crosby also had his best game in quite some time. Combined, they had 27 shot attempts while the New York Islanders only had five. They also had this: Sprong/Crosby at even strength: 16 scoring...

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Michael Frolik Suffers Broken Jaw

TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 06: Calgary Flames Right Wing Michael Frolik (67) in warm ups prior to the NHL regular season game between the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs on December 6, 2017 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames are going to be without right winger Michael Frolik for a while as he suffered a broken jaw in Thursday night’s game. He was hit by a Brent Burns slapshot in the face during the second period and did not return to the game. Michael Frolik lost some...

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Chris Kreider Suffers Upper Body Injury

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 23: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers reacts in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider was pulled during last night’s game against the Washington Capitals during the first intermission. He played over five minutes in the period and had two shots on goal. Kreider was unable to return to the game. Following the game, coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Kreider suffered an upper-body injury and would need...

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