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Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Sustains upper-body injury
Blueger is being evaluated for an upper-body injury after exiting Wednesday's practice early, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
With Jeff Carter (upper body) also dealing with an injury, Blueger's absence could hurt the Penguins' center depth if either injury lingers into the regular season. If that does happen, Ryan Poehling would likely be the biggest beneficiary in terms of ice time and opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Three points Sunday
Blueger scored a goal and added two assists, one short-handed, in Sunday's 11-2 win over the Red Wings.
In a rout like this, even the fourth-line grinders get in on the action. Blueger had a point in each period as he put together his first multi-point performance since late November, and his first-period tally gave him his ninth goal of the season, tying his prior career high.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Removed from injured reserve
Blueger (jaw) has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Panthers, per the NHL media site.
Blueger was officially labeled as a game-time decision but his activation off injured reserve all but guarantees he'll be in the lineup against Florida. The 27-year-old center will slot into his usual fourth-line center role for the first time since Jan. 23 versus the Jets. With Blueger cleared to play, veteran Brian Boyle figures to be relegated to a spot in the press box.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Game-time call Tuesday
Blueger (jaw) was ruled a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt versus Florida on Monday.
Blueger has missed the last 16 games while dealing with a jaw injury. The 27-year-old has averaged 15:40 of ice time and recorded 17 points over 40 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Cleared for contact
Blueger (jaw) has been cleared to begin taking contact at practice, per Pens Inside Scoop.
Blueger has been out of action since Jan. 23 versus the Jets, when he suffered a broken jaw that yielded a stretch of 14 games on injured reserve. If the 27-year-old center can fully participate in practice, it's possible he'll be cleared in time to suit up versus Tampa Bay or Carolina on Thursday or Friday, respectively, though he will need to be activated off IR first.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Resumes skating
Blueger (jaw) skated Sunday morning as a part of a rehab process.
Blueger has missed the last 10 games while dealing with a jaw injury. The 27-year-old's initial timeline for recovery has him returning in March. Over his most recent 10 appearances, he generated five points.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Lands on IR
Blueger (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Blueger has averaged 15:40 of ice time and recorded eight goals and nine assists over 40 appearances this season. Radim Zohorna may draw into the lineup while Blueger misses a minimum of seven days due to his placement on injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: To miss several weeks in recovery
Blueger underwent successful surgery to repair his fractured jaw Monday.
Blueger was placed on injured reserve Monday as well. The 27-year-old suffered the jaw fracture in Sunday's game versus the Jets early in the first period. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks in recovery, putting his expected return date at some time in March.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Finds twine in win
Blueger scored a goal and added four hits in Monday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.
With Jeff Carter moving back to center Monday, Blueger was bumped down to the fourth line. He was still able to contribute with a tally at 7:45 of the second period to extend his point streak to three games. Blueger is at 16 points, 63 shots on net, 51 hits and a plus-6 rating in 37 appearances, but his fantasy value is likely to be limited if he remains on the fourth line for an extended time.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Produces helper in overtime win
Blueger logged an assist in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks.
Blueger found himself on the ice with the Penguins' top line midway through the first period, and he was able to help out on Kris Letang's tally. The 27-year-old Blueger has assists in each of his last two games and three helpers in his last six. The Latvian forward is at 15 points, 62 shots on net, 47 hits and a plus-5 rating in 36 appearances, putting him on track for a career year.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Lends helper Thursday
Blueger registered an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings.
Blueger helped out on a Radim Zohorna goal in the third period. The 27-year-old Blueger had gone three games without a point entering Thursday. The Latvian forward is up to 14 points, 61 shots on net, 46 hits and a plus-4 rating in 35 contests. He's on pace for a career-best output on offense while logging middle-six minutes this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Puts up helper
Blueger logged an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Blues.
Blueger set up Brock McGinn's insurance tally in the third period. The 27-year-old Blueger missed Sunday's game due to conditioning concerns after his stint in the COVID-19 protocols -- that was his first absence of the season. The Latvian forward is up to seven goals, six assists, 54 shots on net and 41 hits through 31 contests, and he's gotten on the scoresheet in each of his last three games (one goal, two helpers).... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Exits protocols, not playing Sunday
Blueger cleared COVID-19 protocols but won't be in the lineup Sunday against San Jose, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
It's unclear whether Blueger is being held out Sunday due to conditioning reasons or something else. The center tallied 12 points in 30 games before the break and figures to re-enter the lineup in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: In virus protocols
The Penguins placed Blueger in COVID-19 protocols Monday.
Symptoms and test results will dictate the length of Blueger's absence. The 27-year-old has tallied seven goals and five assists in 30 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Opens scoring shorthanded
Blueger scored a shorthanded goal on seven shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Devils.
Blueger got loose on a breakaway and tallied at 9:19 of the first period. It was his first shorthanded goal of the season and the fifth of his career. The 27-year-old forward has seven tallies, 12 points, 53 shots on net, 39 hits and a plus-4 rating in 30 contests. He's been an effective defensive presence in the middle six, but he's also showing some skill on offense.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Tallies in loss Wednesday
Blueger scored a goal and added three hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Blueger tied the game at 2-2 a minute into the second period, but that's where the Penguins' offense ended. The 27-year-old forward continues to chip in on offense every few games. He has six goals, four assists, 37 shots on net, 36 hits and a plus-2 rating through 23 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Three points against Habs
Blueger scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 6-0 win over Montreal.
He put the Pens up 4-0 in the second when he wired a laser from the slot and then sealed the win with a snipe at 19:49 of the third. Blueger had just one point, a goal, in his previous seven games and two points in the prior 12. Thursday was a great night for the 27-year-old, but it's not going to be a regular occurrence. Keep him on the wire.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Lights lamp on opening shift
Blueger scored a goal on three shots and had two hits Saturday in a 5-2 win over Chicago.
Blueger needed just 15 seconds to open the scoring in this one, slipping a backhander five-hole on Chicago netminder Marc-Andre Fleury for the first of four straight goals by the Penguins. Blueger, who led all Penguin forwards in ice time (18:45), has found the back of the net twice in his first three games after scoring seven times in 43 contests a season ago.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Teddy Blueger: Strikes for empty-netter in opener
Blueger scored an empty-net goal on three shots and was plus-2 in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Lightning.
Blueger pounced on a loose puck in the neutral zone and put away an easy empty-netter to give the Penguins a 4-1 lead with just over five minutes left in the game. The veteran forward logged 16:22 of ice time in his typical bottom-six role, although he struggled in the faceoff dot with just five wins in 15 tries (33.3 percent).... See More ... See Less
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