Marcus Pettersson


Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Generates helper

Pettersson posted an assist and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rangers. Pettersson collected his first assist of the year on Evgeni Malkin's third-period tally. The 24-year-old Pettersson also has a goal, 20 hits, 20 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through 15 games. Expect the Swede to remain in a bottom-pairing role for much of the campaign.

Will the Penguins trust Marcus Pettersson to improve their defense?

With all the Penguins injuries on defense, one of the highlights of the whole season has been the emergence of Pierre-Olivier Joseph. Joseph was thrust into the NHL lineup after several injuries to defensemen and shined brightly. For a 21-year old who made his NHL debut on January 22nd, by January 30th Joseph had a three point night in his fifth NHL game while playing 25:58. The next game he played 26:14, and the game after that he scored his first NHL goal.
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Penguins Activate Defenseman Marcus Pettersson from Injured Reserve

The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Marcus Pettersson from injured reserve, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. Goaltender Maxime Lagace has been re-assigned to the taxi squad. Pettersson has missed the last nine games after being injured against Washington on Jan. 19. The 6-foot-3, 177-pound blueliner had...

Penguins' Marcus Pettersson a full participant in practice

Slowly but steadily, the Penguins have been getting some of their defensemen back and it appears one more return is on the horizon. Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes that Marcus Pettersson practiced Monday without contact restrictions and could be available to suit up against Washington on Tuesday. The 24-year-old logged more than 19 minutes per game on the back end last season and would be a welcome addition to a Pittsburgh back end that is still without Brian Dumoulin and Juuso Riikola.

Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Good to go

Pettersson (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Capitals. Pettersson is back in action after spending nine games on injured reserve. The 24-year-old collected 22 points over 69 games last season. He's slated to skate on the third pairing with Cody Ceci.

Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Shifts to IR

Pettersson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, CapFriendly reports. Petterson's placement on IR is retroactive to Jan. 19, so he's eligible to return to the lineup at anytime. There's no indication that he's returned to skating yet, so it's tough to pinpoint his timeline to return. The rest of the Penguins' blue line is in rough shape as well, as Brian Dumoulin (lower body), Mike Matheson (upper body) and Kris Letang (undisclosed) are all battling injuries.

Penguins defensemen Marcus Pettersson, Juuso Riikola to miss time due to injury

The East Division is not having a good Thursday. The Washington Capitals will be without four key players for at least the next week, the Philadelphia Flyers announced several injuries Thursday morning and now the Pittsburgh Penguins got in on the "fun." Both Marcus Pettersson and Juuso Riikola were absent from Thursday’s practice, and Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, including Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that the former would be out week-to-week and the latter is out “longer term.” Chad Ruhwedel, who was also absent, was excused because of the birth of his child and should be available to the team tomorrow.

Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Tallies key snipe

Pettersson scored a goal on his only shot and handed out three hits Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over Washington. Pettersson tied the game at 3-3 with just over seven minutes left in the second period, picking the top corner with a wrister from the high slot. It was his first goal of the season and just his sixth in 176 career NHL games. The 24-year-old had two goals and 22 points in 69 games last season.