Hornqvist scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Stars. The 32-year-old tipped home a Brian Dumoulin point shot midway through the third period to secure the win for Pittsburgh. Hornqvist has a strong four goals and seven points through eight games to begin the season, but he's been feast or famine from a fantasy perspective -- he has three multi-point performances and five goose eggs on the scoresheet.
Hornqvist produced a goal and an assist, both on the power play, and added four PIM in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Coyotes. Hornqvist seemed to be at the center of everything in the contest, as his penalties came after an altercation with Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk. Nonetheless, the Swedish winger is up to three goals, an assist and 13 hits in five games to start the year. He shouldn't see too much of a drop-off in production with Evgeni Malkin (lower body) out, as Hornqvist operates on the first power-play unit.
Hornqvist (lower body) will suit up for Thursday's game against the Ducks. Hornqvist was limited to just 2:50 of ice time in the previous contest due to injury, but he's ready to roll Thursday as usual after escaping a major issue. He's slotted on the second line alongside Dominik Kahun and Jared McCann.
Hornqvist (lower body) participated in Thursday's morning skate, Sam Kasan of the Penguins' official site reports. There were previous reports that Hornqvist wouldn't suit up for Thursday's game against Anaheim, but he looked uninhibited in morning skate and might be able to give it a go after all. Consider him a game-time decision at this point.
Hornqvist (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Ducks, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports. The Penguins only have 10 healthy forwards on their roster at the moment, so they'll have to turn to their AHL affiliate for reinforcements up front ahead of Thursday's contest. The good news is Hornqvist's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, as he's considered day-to-day, so he could be ready to return as soon as Saturday against the Wild.
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