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Penguins' Mark Friedman: Lands two-year extension
Friedman signed a two-year, $1.55 million extension with Pittsburgh on Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Friedman has five points and 23 hits through 20 appearances this season. The 26-year-old has been in a depth role on Pittsburgh's blue line and should see similar action next season as well.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Makes first goal count
Friedman scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
For a defenseman with zero goals in 17 games this season and only two in his NHL career prior to Friday, Friedman looked like a born sniper early in the third period, taking a feed from Brian Boyle and snapping it into the top corner from the faceoff circle to the left of Laurent Brossoit. Despite the heroics, Friedman could find himself back in the press box once Brian Dumoulin (illness) is ready to return.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Back from conditioning assignment
Friedman took the ice for warmups Thursday, indicating he's returned from a conditioning assignment, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Friedman spent the last couple of days with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to get in some game action. He's expected to resume his role as the Penguins' seventh defenseman now that he's back with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Headed for conditioning assignment
Friedman was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment Monday.
Friedman has appeared in just one contest since mid-November, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see the organization trying to get him into some game action. The blueliner figures to play for the Baby Pens on Tuesday and Wednesday and then will almost certainly be brought back up to the NHL before Thursday's clash with New Jersey.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Good to go Thursday
Friedman (lower body) will play Thursday versus the Panthers.
Friedman appeared to get hurt late in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, but it's not enough to force him to miss time. He'll play on the bottom pairing while Pierre-Olivier Joseph exits the lineup with Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel both back from COVID-19 protocols.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Injured late Tuesday
Friedman (lower body) struggled to get off the ice after blocking a shot in the third period of Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Friedman didn't return to the game after the shot block, but it's unclear if that was due to injury or his status as a bottom-pairing defenseman in a close game. The 25-year-old logged an assist, three hits and two PIM in 9:52 of ice time prior to his exit. More should be be known about the blueliner's status ahead of Thursday's game against the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Good to go
Friedman (lower body) will be available for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Friedman is expected to skate on the Penguins' third pairing and second power-play unit against Toronto. The 25-year-old blueliner has picked up one assist through three games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Won't play Tuesday
Friedman (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Stars, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Friedman was injured in practice Monday, and he wasn't able to get fit in time to play a day later. The 25-year-old's absence gives Mike Matheson and Chad Ruhwedel to serve as the third pairing. The Penguins' next game is Saturday, so Friedman is likely questionable for that contest.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Dealing with lower-body issue
Friedman exited Monday's practice early with a lower-body injury, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
While coach Mike Sullivan didn't seem concerned about Friedman's injury, it will certainly be something for fantasy players to monitor ahead of Tuesday's clash with Dallas. Even if cleared to play, Friedman may still have to watch from the press box versus the Stars if Mike Matheson (lower body) is given the green light to make his season debut.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Levied fine for spearing
Friedman was fined $1,812.50 on Sunday for spearing Columbus' Sean Kuraly on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Friedman has managed just four points in 16 NHL contests since 2018-19, so he's not much of a fantasy asset at this point in his career. He's likely to spend a significant chunk of time with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: In action Thursday
Friedman (knee) will be in the lineup for Thursday's preseason clash with Detroit.
Friedman was limited to just five games with the Penguins last year in which he generated two goals, one assist and six shots on goal. Heading into the season opener versus the Lightning on Tuesday, Friedman may not be able to break into the lineup and may need to settle for a spot in the press box as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Dealing with knee injury
Friedman was held out of Wednesday's practice session after blocking a shot with his knee versus Buffalo on Tuesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Friedman should be capable of making the 23-man roster coming out of training camp but may have to settle for a fringe lineup spot and could be forced to split time with Chad Ruhwedel for a third-pairing role. The 25-year-old Friedman has shown flashes of an offensive upside, including registering three points in five games last year.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Scores and fights in win
Friedman scored a goal on two shots, logged three hits and picked up a fighting major in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Friedman tallied an empty-net goal in the third period. Prior to that, he dropped the gloves with winger Joel Farabee in the second. Friedman, a former Flyer, has made just eight NHL appearances this season. He has three points, all in four games since he joined the Penguins after the Flyers waived him.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: All clear Sunday
The Penguins activated Friedman (upper body) from injured reserve Sunday.
Friedman has not seen game action since Mar. 4, dealing with his lingering upper-body issue but appears on track for a return. The 25-year-old has played just two games this season, earning a goal and an assist to go along with a plus-3 rating. It's unclear if Friedman will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Buffalo, but if he does, he'll likely replace Marcus Pettersson or Cody Ceci.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Cleared for contract
Friedman (upper body) was cleared for contact Thursday but won't be in the lineup against New Jersey.
Friedman will be sidelined for the eighth consecutive contest due to his lingering upper-body issue but appears to be nearing a return to action. Even once given the green light, it's unclear where Friedman might fit into the lineup now that Brian Dumoulin is back and John Marino (upper body) is getting closer. The 23-year-old Friedman may have to settle for a spot in the press box as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Designated for injured reserve
Friedman (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday retroactive to March 4.
Even by using a retroactive designation, Friedman will still miss the team's clash with the Rangers on Tuesday. With Brian Dumoulin back in the lineup, Mark Friedman was unlikely to suit up against the Rangers anyway given the club's defensive depth.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Out Sunday
Friedman (upper body) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Friedman has now missed the last two games with his upper-body issue. The blueliner scored a point in each of his first two games since joining the Penguins and should be back in the lineup once he's healthy. His next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Deemed day-to-day
Head coach Mike Sullivan said Saturday that Friedman (upper body) is considered day-to-day.
Friedman sat out Friday's practice and was unable to play in Saturday's win over the Flyers. The 25-year-old was impressive in his first two games for the Penguins, recording a goal and an assist, and he could be back in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Still being evaluated for injury
Friedman continues to be evaluated for an upper-body injury after missing Friday's practice session, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Since joining the Penguins, Friedman has racked up one goal on one shot, one assist and four hits while averaging just 7:40 of ice time. Even once healthy, Friendman could find himself watching from the press box once Brian Dumoulin (lower body) is cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Friedman: Injured in Thursday's contest
Friedman (upper body) was injured during the second period of Thursday's game versus the Flyers.
Friedman took a hard hit from Flyers forward Nolan Patrick and the former immediately went to the locker room. The 25-year-old Friedman did not return at the start of the third period, so the Penguins will likely have to finish the game with five defensemen. Should he miss Saturday's rematch with the Flyers, Pierre-Olivier Joseph would most likely re-enter the lineup.... See More ... See Less
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