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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-28-10 48

2023 Stats

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Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 3 -3 09:45 4

Top Vinnie Hinostroza News

  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Sent back to AHL

    Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

    Hinostroza was recalled prior to Pittsburgh's last game Thursday but ultimately served as a healthy scratch in a win over the Blackhawks. Overall, the 29-year-old winger has a goal and three points in 14 NHL games this season. Hinostroza will likely continue to bounce between levels as a depth option.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Up from minors

    Hinostroza was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    Hinostroza has a goal and three points in 14 games with Pittsburgh this season. Now that he's back at the NHL level, Hinostroza might see action on the Penguins' fourth line.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Dropped to AHL

    Hinostroza was assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday, per the NHL media site.

    Hinostroza has one goal, two assists, 27 shots on net, seven blocked shots and eight hits in 14 outings this season. Pittsburgh appears to be making room for Bryan Rust (upper body) to come off long-term injured reserve.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Back with big club

    Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

    Hinostroza was a healthy scratch against the Wild on Monday and will likely continue to serve as an emergency depth option now that Rickard Rakell has returned to the lineup. Still, the 29-year-old Hinostroza should at least push to make the occasional appearance in the lineup, especially if youngsters Drew O'Connor or Radim Zohorna struggle.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Dropped to minors

    Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

    The decision to demote Hinostroza could be an indication that Matt Nieto (lower body) will be ready to come off injured reserve ahead of Thursday's matchup with Carolina. In 13 games this season, the 29-year-old Hinostroza has tallied just three points while averaging 9:53 of ice time. Even with Bryan Rust (upper body) on LTIR, the Pens seem to be looking for solutions other than Hinostroza.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Stays with big club

    Hinostroza cleared waivers Saturday but will remain with the Penguins for their game versus the Maple Leafs.

    Hinostroza will now be able to be sent to the minors freely for 30 days or 10 games. For now, he'll continue to fill a bottom-six role at the NHL level.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: On waivers Friday

    Hinostroza was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Hinostroza has a goal and three points in 12 contests with the Penguins this season. Rickard Rakell (upper body), who is on long-term injured reserve, might return Saturday, so the decision to waive Hinostroza could be related to that.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Held scoreless

    Hinostroza registered five shots on net during Wednesday's 4-3 win over Montreal.

    This was only Hinostroza's third game in December due to a lower-body injury and he didn't register a goal or an assist despite getting five shots in the contest. He tallied five hits over a combined 24:00 of ice time during the past two games. Over the past three games, he is averaging under one minute of power-play time while playing on the second line at even strength. It will be hard to trust him to produce points until he gets more opportunities.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Available against Rangers

    Hinostroza (lower body) is available to play versus New York on Wednesday, Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    According to Getzoff, Hinostroza will technically be a game-time decision versus the Rangers, but he'll be available if needed and all signs point to him skating on the top line and second power-play unit. Hinostroza's collected three points through six games while averaging just 7:51 of ice time this year.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Not playing Sunday

    Hinostroza (lower body) won't play Sunday versus Vegas.

    Hinostroza was injured in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Carolina. He has generated one goal, two assists and nine shots on net in six outings this season. If he's good to go, Jeff Carter (lower body) could replace Hinostroza in the lineup.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Sustains lower-body injury

    Hinostroza suffered a lower-body injury and won't finish Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes.

    Hinostroza was hurt in the second period after a collision with the boards. He attempted briefly to play through it but couldn't keep going. If he's unavailable to play Sunday versus the Golden Knights, Jeff Carter (lower body) could be an option to enter the lineup. Alternatively, the Penguins could opt to call up a forward.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Back with Pittsburgh

    Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.

    Hinostroza was sent down Thursday but was not in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lineup in Friday's 4-0 win over Syracuse. Hinostroza has a goal and an assist in two games with the Penguins this season.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Shuffled back to minors

    Hinostroza was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    Hinostroza has generated two points, four shots and two blocks in his two appearances during the Penguins' current road trip. With the team in action versus the Kings on Thursday, it seems as though Jeff Carter will be reinserted into the lineup after being a healthy scratch versus Anaheim on Tuesday. Still, the move could be a temporary cap maneuver with Hinostroza likely returning to the NHL club soon.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Two points in season debut

    Hinostroza scored a goal on two shots, added an assist, logged two PIM and went plus-2 in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Sharks.

    Hinostroza drew into the lineup for Jeff Carter and made a strong first impression. While it was just against the lowly Sharks, Hinostroza had an unassisted goal in the second period and helped out on Matt Nieto's tally later in the frame. The 29-year-old Hinostroza had 36 points over 88 contests with the Sabres across the last two seasons, so there's some offense to be had here if he can stay in the lineup, though he may not perform as well against stronger opponents.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Back with Pittsburgh

    Hinostroza was called up by Pittsburgh on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Hinostroza has two goals and four points in five AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2023-24. Pittsburgh has shifted him between the AHL and NHL on a near daily basis for cap reasons, but he hasn't played yet at the NHL level this season.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Back to minors

    Hinostroza was shifted back to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.

    Hinostroza's move to the minors should be considered a temporary, cap-saving measure that will almost certainly be reversed before Saturday's clash with San Jose. The 29-year-old winger has yet to get into a game for the Penguins this season but could get a chance during the club's three-game California road trip.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Returns to NHL roster

    Hinostroza was summoned from AHL Wlkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday, Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    Hinostroza has two goals and two assists in five AHL contests this campaign. He is projected to be a healthy scratch for a third straight game Monday against Anaheim. Hinostroza, who had 11 points in 26 appearances with Buffalo last season, still hasn't had the chance to make his Pittsburgh debut.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Sent down Sunday

    Hinostroza was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday, per Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com.

    It appears to be a cap-related move, as Hinostroza is expected to rejoin the Penguins prior to Monday's game vs. Anaheim. The 29-year-old forward served as a healthy scratch in two games since being recalled Oct. 26. Hinostroza tallied two goals and 11 points in 26 games with the Sabres last season.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Called up from minors

    Hinostroza was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    Hinostroza has been performing well in the minors thus far, notching two goals and two assists in five games. According to coach Mike Sullivan, Hinostroza will take the warm up ahead of Thursday's clash with Colorado but he's not expected to play. Still, Pittsburgh's bottom six has struggled to produce and Hinostroza could get a look as a result.

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  • Penguins' Vinnie Hinostroza: Among roster cuts

    Hinostroza was waived by the Penguins on Sunday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.

    Hinostroza signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh after tallying two goals and 11 points in 26 games with Buffalo last year. If he clears waivers, the 29-year-old Hinostroza will likely open the 2023-24 campaign as a depth option with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 29
Experience: 8
Shoots: Right