Porter (ankle) agreed to terms on a new one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Monday. Porter missed the team's playoff run after breaking his ankle in early March. The 30-year-old will get his name engraved on the Stanley Cup after competing in exactly 41 contests, the required minimum, during the regular season. In those outings, the winger tallied a mere three helpers while averaging 11:19 in ice time per game. Porter's primary contribution to the team comes on the penalty kill as he logged just under two minutes of shorthanded game action when he was healthy. It remains unclear where the veteran will slot in with the emergence of Bryan Rust and Tom Kuhnhackl, which should give fantasy owners pause heading into the 2016-17 campaign.
Porter (ankle) was placed on injured reserve according to the team website. Porter is out at least 12 weeks after having surgery on his ankle, but was not ruled out for the post-season. The winger has recorded a mere three points on the scoresheet this season, but has been crucial to the Penguins' lineup because of his veteran leadership, something that doesn't translate into fantasy value.
Porter will be out for at least 12 weeks following surgery on his ankle Friday. Unfortunately Porter's season long goalless drought is likely going to extend to next season unless the Penguins can make a deep run into the playoffs. The 29-year-old will be missed by Pittsburgh for his veteran leadership and gritty play, but with just three helpers on the year, his absence will have almost zero impact on fantasy lineups.
Porter skated immediately to the dressing room after suffering an apparent leg injury in the first period of Thursday's game against the Rangers, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Porter took a nasty spill into the boards after being hit by Viktor Stalberg and was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he came off. Porter did not return to the bench at the start of the second period. He's split time between the NHL and AHL this season, picking up three points in 40 NHL games this season.
Porter was recalled to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Porter was sent down to the AHL at the end of October and has recorded five goals and four assists in 16 games, as well as having a plus-11 rating. The center played eight games for Pittsburgh at the start the year, grabbing one lone assist.
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