The Penguins have sent Jake Guentzel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Guentzel picked up three goals and one assist in his first five NHL games, but has been a healthy scratch for the last three games. The 22-year-old third-round pick (No.77 in 2013) returns to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), where he has seven goals and 10 assists (17 points) in 16 games this season.
Fleury allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Penguins’ win over the Red Wings on Saturday. Fleury has won his last two starts while turning aside 61 of 65 shots (.924 SV%), earning him a third straight start. He will be taking on a Senators team that has surprised this season and come in as winners of five of their last seven.
Kunitz (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Kunitz has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, but took part in the Penguins’ morning skate and could be in the lineup tonight vs. the Red Wings. Kunitz skated with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel this morning and enters play with 11 points (2G / 9A) in 18 games this season.
Fleury allowed two goals on 35 shots in the Penguins’ win over the Stars on Thursday. It was a great outing for a struggling netminder and earned him a second straight tonight vs. the Red Wings. Fleury has gone 6-2-1 with a 2.54 GAA and .927 SV% in nine games on home ice this season.
Fleury allowed six goals on 36 shots in the Penguins’ loss in Minnesota last Friday. With Matt Murray losing last night, Fleury will go tonight, but it has been a struggle for him as of late. Fleury hasn’t recorded a win since October 29th and has gone 0-3-2 with a 3.82 GAA and .889 SV% since that W.
Hornqvist (concussion) is expected to return to the Penguins lineup on Wednesday.
Hornqvist hast missed the last six games with a concussion, but barring any setbacks, he will return to the lineup tonight in Brooklyn. Hornqvist will skate on a line with Sidney Crosby—he enters play with five goals and eight assists (13 points) in 16 games.
Murray allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Penguins’ shootout win over the Devils on Saturday. Murray has won his last three starts while turning aside 63 of 69 shots (.913 SV%). Tonight he will face an Islanders team that has lost six of their last eight games—Murray stopped 20 of 22 shots in a 3-2 OT win in his first start vs. the Islanders.
Hornqvist (concussion) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Hornqvist was back on the ice for Tuesday’s practice and it looks like he could return to the lineup on Wednesday. Hornqivst skated on a line with Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary which is a good sign he’ll be in tomorrow, but monitor his status during the morning skate.
The Penguins have recalled Derrick Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Pouliot failed to pick up a point during his three-game conditioning stint with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Pouliot returns to Pittsburgh, where he has no points in one game this season, but has picked up 14 points (2G / 12A) across 57 career NHL games.