The Penguins assign Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Pouliot, 20, was selected eight overall by the Penguins in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The young defenseman has been rehabbing after offseason shoulder surgery and his return to the AHL likely means that he is ready to get back to playing hockey. This will be his first year of professional hockey after wrapping up his fourth year of juniors with 70 points (17G / 53A) in 58 games in 2013-14.
Dupuis (upper-body) is on the ice for pre-game warmups; likely to play.
After being stretchered off of the ice on Thursday it is a great sign that Dupuis did not suffer a serious injury after being hit by a Kris Letang snapshot. Taking warmups is a good sign that he will play tonight. He has not recorded a point in his last two games after scoring a goal with three assists in the opener.
Fleury will make his fourth straight start on Saturday.
Fleury allowed three goals on 28 shots in a loss to the Stars on Thursday. Fleury was beat be a late second goal to seal the win for Dallas and crack his modest two-game winning streak. On Saturday he will face an upstart Islanders team who are looking to move to 5-0 on the season.
Dupuis (upper-body) is a game-time decision for Saturday.
Dupuis was injured after being struck by a shot on Thursday but skated on Friday and took part in the morning skate today which suggests he will play tonight. We will have to wait for pre-game warmups to see if he plays. If he is unable to go, expect Blake Comeau to take his spot on the second line.
Dupuis (upper-body) has been medically cleared to play.
This is pretty remarkable. Dupuis was stretchered off of the ice last night, but skated this morning and is already medically cleared to play. Monitor Dupuis status during tomorrow's morning skate, but he should play.
Less than 24 hours after Dupuis was stretchered off of the ice after being hit by a puck, Dupuis is skating and stick handling this morning. He reportedly looks as if he was not even injured last night, which is a great sign after a scary incident. Expect an update on Dupuis later today.
Dupuis was stretchered off of the ice on Thursday after being hit by an Kris Letang shot.
Dupuis reported numbness in his arm after being hit by the shot, but sensation started coming back after the game. Dupuis missed 43 games last season with a knee injury and could miss an extended period of time now. He likely suffered some nerve damage in his arm, but at this time there is no further update, expect more from the Penguins later today.
Fleury allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Penguins win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. With four days off between games, the Penguins will go back to Fleury tonight vs. Dallas. He is 2-0-0 despite allowing six goals with an .889 SV% in the first two games of the season. Goal support will be there all season long.
The Penguins have recalled Scott Harrington from WIlkes-Barre/Scranton.
Harrington, 21, was one of Pittsburgh’s final roster cuts earlier this week after finishing plus-1 in five NHL preseason games. Harrington played in 76 AHL regular-season games as a rookie last season for WBS, tying for second among team blueliners with 24 points (5G / 19A) while helping his team allow the fewest goals in the AHL.
In the last four seasons Fleury has won 36, 42, 23 (lockout year) and 39 games while posting a GAA below 2.40 with a SV% above .912 with 12 shutouts.Playing for the high-powered Penguins should provide him with a ton of goal support and lead to close to 40 wins. He draws a tough matchup to start the season against the Ducks.
The Penguins have assigned first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen to Finland.
Kapanen, 18, was the 22nd overall pick in this summer's draft. He had one goal on six shots in four preseason games, but will head back to KalPa Kuopio in Finland, a team he had seven goals and seven assists (14 points) in 47 games with last season.