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Top Mikael Granlund News

  • Sharks' Mikael Granlund: Traded to Sharks

    San Jose acquired Granlund on Sunday as part of a three-team trade with Pittsburgh and Montreal.

    The Sharks also received Jan Rutta and a 2024 first-round pick, which is top-10 protected, from the Penguins in the trade. Additionally, San Jose received Mike Hoffman from the Canadiens in the deal. Erik Karlsson was shipped to the Penguins in the move, and the Sharks will retain $1.5 million of his salary annually for the next four seasons. Granlund's likely to fill a middle-six role at center during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Penguins' Mikael Granlund: Pointless streak extended

    Granlund failed to register a point in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Colorado, bringing his pointless streak to six games.

    Granlund has written his name on the scoresheet in just one of his 10 games for the Penguins, a two-point outing versus the Flyers on March 11. Pittsburgh doesn't exactly have a ton of alternative scoring options that could challenge Granlund for a spot in the lineup, so he is unlikely to drop any further than a third-line role despite the lack of production.

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  • Penguins' Mikael Granlund: Two points against Philly

    Granlund scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Flyers.

    After being held off the scoresheet in his first three games as a Penguin, Granlund finally made an impact, helping to set up Rickard Rakell for the first goal of the afternoon before scoring the last one himself. Granlund has 10 goals and 38 points through 62 games on the season including his time in Nashville, but unless he gets a chance at some top-six minutes alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, the 31-year-old's fantasy appeal will be limited.

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  • Penguins' Mikael Granlund: Ready to play Thursday

    Granlund (illness) is good to go Thursday versus the Islanders, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    Granlund missed Tuesday's tilt versus Columbus. He has nine goals and 36 points in 60 games this season but has not put up a point in two games with Pittsburgh after his trade at the deadline from Nashville.

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  • Penguins' Mikael Granlund: Won't play Tuesday

    Granlund (illness) won't play Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.

    The Penguins will play with 11 forwards and seven defensemen to cover for Granlund's absence. He'll try to be ready to return Thursday versus the Islanders.

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  • Penguins' Mikael Granlund: Heading to Pittsburgh

    Granlund was traded from the Predators to the Penguins on Wednesday in exchange for a 2023 second-round pick, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Granlund has been an effective power-play specialist, earning 12 of his 36 points this season with the man advantage. The 31-year-old figures to shore up the Penguins' middle six, though his minus-16 rating could be a drag on his new team's defensive structure.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Provides two more helpers

    Granlund logged two assists and two shots on goal in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Predators.

    One of Granlund's helpers came on the power play. The 31-year-old forward has 11 points over his last 12 games, with four of them coming on the power play. For the season, Granlund is up to nine tallies, 27 helpers, 79 shots on net, 56 hits, 40 blocked shots and a minus-15 rating through 57 appearances.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Racks up three points in win

    Granlund scored twice on six shots and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.

    Granlund set up Nino Niederreiter's first-period marker before scoring two of his own in the middle frame. This was easily Granlund's best game of the year, and he may be called upon for repeat efforts since Ryan Johansen (leg) is out for the season. Granlund has five goals and four assists over his last 11 outings, and he's at 34 points, 77 shots on net, 56 hits, 40 blocked shots and a minus-15 rating through 56 contests overall.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Nets marker vs. Vancouver

    Granlund tallied a goal in the Predators' 5-4 shootout victory over Vancouver on Tuesday.

    Granlund found the back of the net at 7:44 of the third period to give the Predators a 4-2 edge. He's up to seven goals and 31 points in 55 games this season. Over his last 18 games, the 30-year-old has three goals and just six points.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Supplies helper in big win

    Granlund recorded an assist in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Panthers.

    Granlund has supreme on-ice vision and it's led to 24 assists through 53 games, but he's deposited just six goals, with the lack of scoring keeping him a good distance from the elite group of NHL forwards. Even though Granlund is positioned on the top line with a No. 1 power-play role, he continues to be more of a distributor, as shown by his meager total of 67 shots on goal.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Ends eight-game scoring drought

    Granlund provided a goal and an assist in Nashville's 5-3 win against Los Angeles on Saturday.

    Granlund's assist came while Nashville had the man advantage. He has five goals and 27 points in 46 games this season, including nine power-play points. Granlund was held off the scoresheet in his previous eight games.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Posts two assists

    Granlund notched two assists and one shot, helping the Predators to a 6-3 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday.

    Granlund picked up an assist in the first and third periods, with his second helper being on the power play. This performance extends Granlund's point streak to three games, with four points in that span. The Finnish forward has four goals and 24 points on the season.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Two straight helpers

    Granlund registered an assist for the second straight game in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

    Now with 22 points on the season (4G, 18A), Granlund remains on pace for a 50-point season -- a modest step back from the 64 points he recorded last year. The main problem Granlund faces this year is his demotion to the third line alongside Nino Niederreiter and Cody Glass. Despite his loss of top-six status, Granlund still sees an average of roughly 19 minutes of ice time per game and remains generally productive from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Registers rare shot on goal

    Granlund was credited with an assist during a 2-1 overtime defeat to the host Jets on Thursday.

    With Matt Duchene creating a turnover, Granlund played a role in Filip Forsberg's first-period marker, earning his first point in five games. Granlund, who added two hits, snapped the skid and recorded one shot on goal during 18:16 of ice time, including 3:40 on the power play.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Deposits empty-netter

    Granlund scored an empty-net goal and blocked two shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Granlund had the second of the Predators' empty-netters in the win. The 30-year-old is starting to find his scoring touch with three goals and two assists over his last five games. Prior to that stretch, he had a 10-game goalless drought. The forward is at four tallies, 18 points, 35 shots on net, 22 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating through 23 appearances while maintaining a top-line role.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Delivers helper in victory

    Granlund produced an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Granlund is starting his 5-on-5 shifts in the attacking zone nearly 70 percent of the time, which is the highest rate of a 12-year career that's been split between the Wild and Predators. Fourteen of his 16 points this season have been assists - which doesn't come as a major surprise since the Finn dropped a career-high 53 assists with Nashville last season -- but fantasy managers relying on Granlund would like to see him pick up the scoring pace a bit.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Efficient in win

    Granlund scored one goal on three shots, notched one helper and registered one block in the Predators' 4-3 shootout victory over the Coyotes on Monday.

    Granlund didn't miss a beat Monday night, scoring the game's first goal on the man advantage seven minutes into the first period. Over the course of his career, the 10-year veteran has proven to be a crafty facilitator and is showing no signs of regression with 13 helpers in his first 19 contests this year. The multi-point outing was his first since Nov. 1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Age: 31
Experience: 11
Shoots: Left