Ben Lovejoy

#12 D / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lb Age: 31 College: Boston College; Dartmouth

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      Penguins' Ben Lovejoy: Chips in offensively Wednesday

      Lovejoy scored one goal and assisted on a second Wednesday against the Blues. The points were just his fourth and fifth of the season. Lovejoy has enjoyed a strong start as a shutdown pair along with Brian Dumoulin. His value is likely higher to the Penguins than it is to fantasy owners -- though he's finished with 100-plus blocks in each of the last two campaigns.

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      Penguins' Ben Lovejoy: Gets first-star honors for rare multi-point game

      Lovejoy scored his first goal of the year, chipped in his first assist of the year and went plus-1 with two PIM in Thursday's win over Buffalo. The veteran blueliner hadn't found the scoresheet in his first nine games of the year, but the Pens finally found a formula on offense Thursday, scoring a season-high four times, and Lovejoy was right in the middle of it, earning the game's first star. Don't expect that to happen too often, though -- he plays more of a defensive-minded game.

    • Source of hits and blocks in deep leagues

      News: Ben Lovejoy is expected to see 18-20 minutes on the blue line as part of a bottom pairing entering the 2015-16 season.
      Analysis: He totaled only 14 points in 60 games split between Anaheim and Pittsburgh last year, but he did ring up 170 hits and 105 blocked shots in three quarters of a season.
    • Pens' Lovejoy Picks Up Assist In Loss

      News: Ben Lovejoy assisted on the Penguins' lone goal in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers.
      Analysis: It's only the fourth point in 21 games for Ben Lovejoy since joining the Penguins at the trade deadline. The absences of Kris Letang (concussion), Christian Ehrhoff (upper body), and Derrick Pouliot (lower body) have decimated the Pens' defensive ranks, forcing Lovejoy to occupy a top-pairing role in the postseason opener. While that assignment should net Lovejoy 20-plus minutes a night, it's unlikely to result in a dramatic increase in his offensive output.
    • Ducks Deal Lovejoy To Penguins

      News: Ben Lovejoy was traded to the Penguins on Monday in exchange for Simon Despres, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
      Analysis: The Penguins will surrender the younger, higher-upside Despres for the more battle-tested Ben Lovejoy, a veteran of six NHL season. He started his career in Pittsburgh in 2008-09 before spending the past three seasons with the Ducks, where he's served primarily in a top-four role. He'll likely occupy a spot on the Pens' second or third defensive pair the rest of the way, where he should be a solid source of hits and blocked shots.
    • Ducks' Lovejoy To Press Box Thursday

      News: Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Predators,'s Robby Stanley reports.
      Analysis: Ben Lovejoy will be replaced on the Ducks' top defensive pairing by Eric Brewer, who returned from a broken foot earlier this week. This has the look of a day of rest, so it shouldn't be viewed as a permanent lineup arrangement for the Ducks. Lovejoy has compiled a goal and nine assists over 30 games this season.
    • Ducks' Lovejoy Contributes Goal, Assist Wednesday

      News: Ben Lovejoy scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the visiting Flames.
      Analysis: The snipe was the first goal of the campaign for the rearguard, while the assist brings his point total to nine on the season. The seventh-year NHLer is halfway to his career high of 18 points set last season, so it's been pretty much business as usual for the mostly stay-at-home blueliner this year.
    • Ducks' Lovejoy Contributes Two Assists

      News: Ben Lovejoy dished out a pair of assists and had three shots on goal in Friday's loss to the Senators.
      Analysis: Ben Lovejoy now has five assists in 14 games, to go with a plus-4 rating. After posting a career-high 18 points (five goals) in 78 games last season, the 30-year-old could reach the 20-point mark for the first time in his career in 2014-15. Logging heavy minutes alongside Cam Fowler on Anaheim's top defensive pairing, Lovejoy is worth a look in some very deep leagues.
    • Ducks Activate Lovejoy

      News: Ben Lovejoy (finger) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
      Analysis: Ben Lovejoy participated fully in line rushes to clear the final hurdle in his recovery from the fractured finger that had sidelined him since late October. He'll join Cam Fowler as the more defensive-minded member of the Ducks' top pairing.
    • Ducks' Lovejoy Expected To Return Friday

      News: Ben Lovejoy (finger) is expected to be activated from injured reserve in advance of Friday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
      Analysis: The Ducks preemptively cleared a spot on their blue line by assigning Josh Manson to AHL Norfolk on Thursday, likely facilitating Ben Lovejoy's return to the lineup after a 21-game absence. Lovejoy didn't show much scoring ability while playing regularly for the Ducks last season, but he did prove to be an above-average source in plus/minus (plus-21), hits (215) and blocks (150) over his 78 games.
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