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Justin Schultz (upper body) could be ready for Thursday night when Pittsburgh hosts Ottawa in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

On Wednesday morning, coach Mike Sullivan said there was a "reasonable" chance that Schultz would be available to play. He has been out with an upper-body injury since Game 2 versus the Senators.
Wed, May 24, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) might be available for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Coach Mike Sullivan considered it a "reasonable" chance that Hornqvist would be ready for Thursday night. Hornqvist hasn't played since Game 1 against Ottawa because of an upper-body injury.
Wed, May 24, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Ian Cole contributed his seventh assist of the 2017 playoffs on Tuesday night.

He had the primary assist on Evgeni Malkin's seventh goal of the postseason in a 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Cole has chipped in two helpers in the last three matches. He has also amassed 51 blocked shots in 18 playoff matches this year.
Wed, May 24, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Trevor Daley thought he opened the scoring in Game 6 against Ottawa, but the goal was disallowed after it was challenged by the Senators for goaltender interference.

"I thought he was squirming in the net," Daley said of Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. "I don't think I really pushed him in. I thought he was back in there already." There has been a great deal of confusion and controversy during the playoffs regarding goaltender interference plays.
Wed, May 24, 2017 08:44:00 AM

Matt Murray allowed two goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Penguins scored the first goal of the game thanks to Evgeni Malkin, but goals by Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman put the Senators ahead 2-1 early in the first period. Pittsburgh had their share of chances throughout the game, but Sens goalie Craig Anderson was phenomenal throughout the night. The best-of-seven series is now tied up at three. The good news for Pittsburgh is that they'll host Game 7 on Thursday night. Murray will go into that game with a 2-1 record with a 1.33 goals-against-average and a .950 save percentage in the postseason.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Malkin opened the scoring at the 4:51 mark of the second period, but it's the only offense the Penguins were able to muster tonight. Sens goalie Craig Anderson was a huge reason for that, as he was terrific in this game. Malkin finished the game with two penalty minutes, seven shots on goal and three hits in 19:42 of ice time. Malkin now has four points in his last two games. He has seven goals and an incredible 24 points in 18 postseason games in 2017. Ian Cole and Scott Wilson picked up the assists on Pittsburgh's only goal. The series is now tied up at three. Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Conor Sheary will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against Ottawa.

Sheary has picked up just three assists in 15 playoff games in 2017. This is his second straight game as a healthy scratch.
Tue, May 23, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Matt Murray will get the nod in Game 6 against the Ottawa Senators.

Murray is coming off a 25-save shutout of the Sens in Sunday's 7-0 win. He owns a 2-0 record with a 1.08 goals-against-average and a .958 save percentage this postseason. A win would move the Penguins into the Stanley Cup Final.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, May 23, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Carl Hagelin has contributed one goal in nine playoff contests.

He has battled some injury issues during the postseason and he has been skating on the fourth line lately. Hagelin will likely stay in that role for Game 6 on Tuesday night. He had a much larger role last year when he posted 16 points in 24 appearances.
Tue, May 23, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Josh Archibald is projected to be on the fourth line again on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old has brought some additional speed to the lineup in the past two games of the Eastern Conference Final. Archibald logged just under 12 minutes of ice time in Game 5.
Tue, May 23, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Scott Wilson said he was evaluated and cleared by the Penguins' team doctor.

He received an elbow from Ottawa's Tommy Wingels late in Game 5, but he feels fine and ready to go on Tuesday night. Wilson has played well alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel lately and will probably stay there in Game 6. He has a goal and an assist in the past two games.
Tue, May 23, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) will not play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Ruhwedel stayed in Pittsburgh to continue his rehab after he was concussed in Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators. Coach Mike Sullivan said that the Penguins defender is making some progress.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:24:00 PM

Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body) won't be available for Game 6 against Ottawa.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Kuhnhackl is making progress, while rehabbing his injury back in Pittsburgh. He hasn't been in the lineup since May 8.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Patric Hornqvist (upper body) won't return for Game 6 at Ottawa on Tuesday night.

He stayed in Pittsburgh to rehab from his upper-body injury. Hornqvist is making progress, according to coach Mike Sullivan, but he is still day-to-day.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) won't play Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He appeared to be close to getting back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon, but he didn't play against Ottawa. Schultz is continuing to rehab, while accompanying the team on the road.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:14:00 PM

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