• Ehrhloff Signs One-Year Deal With Kings

    News: Christian Ehrhoff signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Kings on Sunday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: The 33-year-old was very likely hoping to retain a salary close to his $4.5 million figure from last year, so this is likely a disappoint for him. He was limited by injuries last season, but could re-establish value with a solid 2015-16.
  • KHL Not An Option For Ehrhoff

    News: Christian Ehrhoff has ruled out playing in the KHL or Europe this season, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: The free-agent defenseman has a few one-year contract offers on the table from NHL clubs at the moment, but is hoping someone comes through with a salary closer to the $4.5 million he earned last season. Expect Christian Ehrhoff to find a new employer before training camp begins.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff Nursing Concussion

    News: Christian Ehrhoff admitted Sunday that it was a concussion that had sidelined him since March 24, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.
    Analysis: Christian Ehrhoff appeared to be trending toward a return from the head injury during the Penguins' first-round playoff series with the Rangers, but those plans were halted after he recently endured a setback in his recovery. The blueliner has said that he suffered multiple concussions during the season, so it sounds like he'll plan on taking it easy over the summer in an attempt to the start of next season. Ehrhoff will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
  • Penguins' Ehrhoff Sidelined

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) did not participate in Monday's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
    Analysis: While the Penguins' lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Rangers hasn't been finalized, the report relays via coach Mike Johnston that Christian Ehrhoff "just hasn't been progressing," which suggests that the blueliner can be effectively ruled out for the contest.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff (Upper Body) Out Saturday

    News: Christian Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.
    Analysis: Christian Ehrhoff was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to make his return to the Pens' lineup. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff (Upper Body) Skates Saturday

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) participated in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
    Analysis: Christian Ehrhoff is still questionable to play in Game 2, but the fact that he was able to participate in the Penguin's morning skate indicates that he has a legitimate shot of returning to Pittsburgh's lineup for the second game of their series with the Rangers. The team will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff (Upper Body) Day-To-Day

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) remains day-to-day in advance of Game 2 against the Rangers, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.
    Analysis: Both Christian Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot are questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday, as the team did not provide an update on their respective statuses Friday. Look for more information following Saturday's morning skate.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff Ruled Out For Game 1

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) will not play in Game 1 of the Pens' playoff series with the Rangers on Thursday.
    Analysis: On a positive note, Christian Ehrhoff said that he's now in the day-to-day phase of his recovery after being cleared to take contact Tuesday. He participated in Wednesday's practice in a limited fashion, but should increase his involvement over the next couple of days. A return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 in New York shouldn't be ruled out.
  • Pens' Ehrhoff Limited In Practice

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
    Analysis: After being cleared for contact a day earlier, Christian Ehrhoff rejoined his mates on the ice, but didn't appear to be skating on a regular pairing. As a result, he appears doubtful to play in Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers, though coach Mike Johnston should provide an update on that front the morning of the game. If Ehrhoff is made unavailable, Derrick Pouliot -- who is also recovering from an injury -- or AHL call-ups Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington could enter the lineup Thursday.
  • Penguins' Ehrhoff Day-To-Day

    News: Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) has been cleared for contact, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
    Analysis: That said, the Penguins still consider Christian Ehrhoff day-to-day as Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers approaches. He's been able to practice with the team for the last two days without any complications.