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Penguins' Jason Zucker: Dishes out seven hits

Zucker recorded seven hits and three shots in 13:11 of ice time against the Rangers in Game 3 on Saturday. Zucker was back in the lineup after three games on the sidelines and certainly didn't hold back, leading the Penguins with his seven hits. With Rickard Rakell (upper body) out, coach Mike Sullivan has shuffled up the lines a bit, deploying Zucker on the third group with Jeff Carter, though that could certainly change before Game 4 on Monday.
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Penguins' Jason Zucker: On track to return

Zucker (lower body) participated in line rushes during warmups, indicating he'll play in Saturday's Game 3 versus the Rangers, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Zucker warmed up with Jeff Carter and Brock McGinn on the third line. Barring a late change, Drew O'Connor will exit the lineup to...
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Penguins' Jason Zucker: Game-time call

Zucker (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus the Rangers on Thursday. If Zucker is able to play, he would immediately step into the second-line spot being vacated by the injured Rickard Rakell (upper body). In addition to taking Rakell's even-strength spot, Zucker should be in contention to link up with the No. 2 power-play unit and should be capable of offering solid top-half fantasy value. If Zucker can't go, Drew O'Connor would step into the lineup instead.
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Penguins' Jason Zucker: Not expected to play Thursday

Zucker (lower body) did not take line rushes in warmups, which suggests he won't play in Thursday's Game 2 versus the Rangers, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports. Zucker was deemed a game-time decision for Thursday's contest, but it appears he'll need a bit more time to feel comfortable playing. The 30-year-old's next chance to return is back home in Pittsburgh for Saturday's Game 3.
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Penguins' Jason Zucker: Could return for Game 2

Zucker (lower body) won't be available against the Rangers for Game 1 on Tuesday but hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's Game 2. Zucker is skating but hasn't been cleared for contact yet according to coach Mike Sullivan. If the winger is given the green light Thursday, he figures to jump right into a second-line role with Evgeni Malkin and Rickard Rakell. In the meantime, Danton Heinen is poised to fill that spot.
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Penguins' Jason Zucker, Tristan Jarry day-to-day, expected to miss 'first couple of games'

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced, per head coach Mike Sullivan, that forward Jason Zucker and goaltender Tristan Jarry have been updated as day-to-day, but they are not expected to play in at least the next couple of games. Having the two players come back into the lineup would be a major step for the Pens, with Zucker increasing their forward and scoring depth, a crucial key to playoff success, and Jarry of course being their No. 1 goaltender. Although it appears neither will be able to go for the Penguins in Game 1 or 2 in New York against the Rangers, they could look to Game 3 at home on Saturday night as a return for the pair.
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Pens Will Start Playoffs Without Tristan Jarry, Jason Zucker

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to offset the loss of two key players when the puck drops on their opening-round series against the New York Rangers. Head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that the Pens aren’t expecting Tristan Jarry and Jason Zucker in the lineup for the first couple of games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
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Penguins' Jason Zucker: Skating Monday

Zucker (lower body) took the ice for a solo skate Monday and may be ahead of schedule. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "It's real significant. The fact that he's on the ice is a big step. We'll go from there, but we're certainly encouraged," Pens Inside Scoop reports. While Sullivan...
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