Heading into this off-season, it was clear that the Pittsburgh Penguins needed a change on the blue line. Five of their defensemen held salary cap hits over $4 million but were still too reliant on stellar goaltending play and help from the forwards to maintain a solid defensive output. Most...
With the Penguins’ 2021-22 season coming to a quick ending in the first round of the playoffs, the Tribune-Review will offer Penguins A to Z, a player-by-player look at all 54 individuals signed to an NHL contract — including those whose deals do not begin until the 2022-23 season — with the organization, from mid-level prospect Niclas Almari to top-six winger Jason Zucker.
Trading Pettersson could give the Pittsburgh Penguins cap relief and open the door for a key prospect.
The Pittsburgh Penguins potentially have multiple names on their trade block this summer, but should Marcus Pettersson be on the move?
Pettersson posted an assist in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6. Pettersson helped out on a Jeff Carter goal in the first period. The 26-year-old Pettersson has been limited to two assists in six playoff outings. He didn't add much physicality Friday, but he has 14 hits, 11 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in the postseason while holding onto a top-four role.
Pettersson scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets. He had gone eight straight games without a point coming into Friday, but he wrapped up the regular season with a big performance. Pettersson has scored exactly two goals in four straight campaigns, and his modest 19 points through 72 games is within the depth defenseman's usual range.
Pettersson registered an assist against the Avs on Tuesday. Pettersson was mired in a six-game pointless streak and had been a healthy scratch for the Penguins' previous two contests. The blueliner still hasn't scored a goal in 58 consecutive contests dating back to Oct. 23 versus the Leafs, so fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him suddenly providing an offensive upside in the final weeks of the season.
Marcus Pettersson the odd man out on the Penguins' blue line as Brian Dumoulin returns against Hurricanes
With the Penguins back to full health on their blue line, Marcus Pettersson was the odd man out for Sunday’s matinee game against the Carolina Hurricanes. It appears he was a healthy scratch for the first time in his Penguins career. That continued a downward trend for Pettersson, one...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are a team to watch as we approach the March 21 Trade Deadline. Both president of hockey operations Brian Burke and general manager Ron Hextall continue to work the phones as they look to find some creative solutions to upgrade their roster. With a number of pending free agents to worry about and many different avenues to venture within trade talks, one player to keep an eye on is defenseman Marcus Pettersson. Let’s take a look at three teams who could be involved in trade talks for the 25-year-old blueliner:
During the Pittsburgh Penguins’ brutal 6-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena, none of the 20 players the home team put on the ice could boast of a good performance. After all, they allowed the equivalent of a touchdown. One player in particular,...
Pettersson posted an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks. Pettersson took control after a Ducks turnover and fed Jeff Carter for the opening tally 1:05 into the game. In his last six games, Pettersson has distributed five assists. It's an unusually productive run for the Swede, who has 11 points, 31 shots on net, 56 hits and a plus-11 rating in 31 contests overall. He may have some short-term appeal in deeper fantasy formats if he can keep piling up helpers.
Pettersson recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Devils. Pettersson helped out on Danton Heinen's second-period tally. The 25-year-old Pettersson has contributed a modest three assists in his last 12 games. For the season, the Swedish blueliner is up to seven points, 29 shots, 50 hits, 16 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 26 contests.
Representatives of the Sweden Ice Hockey Association, the body that selects members for that country’s national teams, recently scouted a game in Pittsburgh. They were there to watch Pettersson. Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks. On Nov. 24, the Penguins hosted the Canucks, who are led by one of...