Hornqvist scored two power-play goals in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.
His second tally midway through the third period tied the score at 4-4 after the Panthers had squandered a 3-1 lead, setting the stage for some OT heroics by Frank Vatrano. Hornqvist hasn't reached the 50-point plateau since 2015-16, but with three goals and four points through his first two contests with Florida, the 34-year-old is making an early push to turn back the clock.
Hornqvist scored a goal and supplied an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Hornqvist was responsible for the Panthers' fourth goal, and he had an assist on their fifth marker. The 34-year-old went plus-2 with three shots on goal. Hornqvist is expected to feature in a top-six role, giving him time with Aleksander Barkov or Jonathan Huberdeau at times. Hornqvist had 32 points and 107 hits in 52 games with the Penguins last year and should produce similarly if he stays healthy in 2020-21.
Hornqvist (undisclosed) is on the ice for Saturday's practice, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Hornqvist missed the first five days of camp due to an undisclosed issue, but he should still have plenty of time to get into playing shape, as the Panthers' first two games have been postponed due to the Stars' COVID-19 breakout, which means his first opportunity to taste game action won't come until Jan. 17 against Chicago. The veteran winger is expected to skate on the Panthers' second line and second power-play unit this season.
Hornqvist was deemed "unfit to play" Monday, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
This doesn't necessarily mean Hornqvist is in danger of missing the season opener against Dallas on Jan. 14. It's simply a broad statement, and unless coach Joel Quenneville elaborates, there's no reason for alarm. Once Hornqvist returns to the ice, he'll likely skate on the third line. The 34-year-old winger produced 32 points over 52 games with the Penguins last year.
Hornqvist was brought in by the Panthers from the Penguins on Thursday in a swap for Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour.
The winger's biggest addition to Florida will be as a net-front pest on the power play, where he averaged 3:21 of ice time last season with Pittsburgh. If the team loses Mike Hoffman or Evgenii Dadonov in free agency, it could open up a spot in the top-six for Hornqvist.
Hornqvist scored a power-play goal on four shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3.
Hornqvist's tally came on a delayed penalty call, and he was able to convert on an Evgeni Malkin feed. Through three games in the series, Hornqvist has a goal, a helper, six shots and a minus-2 rating. The Swedish winger has operated in a third-line role in the playoffs, but still sees net-front work on the top power-play unit.
Hornqvist (undisclosed) took the ice Monday following the lifting of the team's voluntary quarantine, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Hornqvist won't take part in the team's intra-squad scrimmage Monday, which shouldn't come as a surprise considering he hasn't gotten on the ice yet. Still, it's good news for the Penguins, as the Swedish winger figures to slot into a third-line role for the club alongside Patrick Marleau and Jared McCann.
Hornqvist was absent for Tuesday's practice session, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Prior to the start of Monday's first practice, the Penguins announced nine players would not be taking part after a potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19, and it appears Hornqvist may be one of those nine players. The statement didn't clarify when the voluntary quarantine might lift, but it should be in time for Pittsburgh's first game versus Montreal on Aug. 1.
Hornqvist potted two goals -- one on the power play -- on four shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Buffalo.
Hornqvist was knocking on the door coming in with 32 shots in the previous seven games and only one goal to show for all that rubber on net, but his puck luck turned around in this one. He opened the scoring 7:56 into the contest at even strength, then capitalized on the Sabres' league-worst penalty kill in the middle frame. All told, Hornqvist's up to 17 goals and 32 points in 49 games played this season. He potted 18 goals in 69 games last season.
Hornqvist produced an assist, a team-high five shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.
The Swede had the secondary helper on Bryan Rust's third-period tally. Hornqvist has three goals, five assists and a plus-3 rating in his last seven games. The winger is up to 30 points, 137 shots, 96 hits and a plus-8 rating through 45 contests this year. Fantasy owners could do worse for roster depth.
Hornqvist scored two goals at even strength and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.
He was initially credited with a hat trick, but the scoring on his first goal was later changed to give it to Kris Letang, with Hornqvist still getting the secondary helper. It's his first multi-point performance since Jan. 2, and the veteran winger now has 14 goals and 26 points through 40 games on the season.
Hornqvist scored a goal and led all players with seven shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over Washington. He also dished out a pair of hits.
Hornqvist scored on a deflection in the first period to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. It was his 12th goal of the season and broke a personal six-game scoring drought. The 33-year-old has 21 points in 35 games and should maintain some fantasy appeal while he's on Pittsburgh's second line alongside Evgeni Malkin.
Hornqvist garnered an assist in Sunday's 4-3 victory over Boston.
Hornqvist registered five goals and three helpers in 12 games since returning from injury. The winger has just one power-play point over that 12-game stretch despite averaging 2:50 with the man advantage. Still, given his ability as a net-front pest, coach Mike Sullivan will be hard pressed to find a better option on the power play.
Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and had three shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.
Hornqvist gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead early in the second period, scoring on the man advantage for the first time since Oct. 12. Despite the long power-play drought, Hornqvist has been a productive player since returning from injury on Dec. 28, providing five goals and an assist in his eight games. The 33-year-old has been a reliable 20-goal man throughout his entire NHL career and should draw serious consideration as a waiver addition if he's available in your league.
Hornqvist scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Hornqvist's goal gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead at 7:10 of the first period. The Swede has been money with five points in six games since returning from a lower-body injury. Overall, the 33-year-old is up to 16 points, 78 shots on goal, 59 hits and a plus-7 rating in 26 contests.
Hornqvist scored both of his team's goals on eight shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose.
Hornqvist had the hot hand for the injury-riddled Penguins, and it was enough to earn his team a point in the standings. The Swedish power forward erased one-goal deficits on two separate occasions, with the latter equalizer coming in the final minute of the second period. Hornqvist has three goals, an assist and 13 shots in his past two games.
Hornqvist scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Hornqvist had the secondary helper on a Dominik Simon goal in the first period before he added an insurance tally in the second. The Swede had five shots on goal and two hits in the contest. While injuries have limited the winger to 22 games this year, he's at 13 points, 57 shots and 53 hits in that span. His two-point effort Monday snapped a six-game drought dating back to Nov. 22, as he missed four weeks with a lower-body injury.
The Penguins activated Hornqvist (lower body) from injured reserve Saturday.
Hornqvist will presumably slot back into the lineup for the Penguins after almost a month on the shelf due to a lower-body issue. The veteran has racked up 11 points through the first 20 games he's suited up for in 2019-20, continuing to see his production decline from the prime of his career. Thomas Di Pauli was sent back to AHL Wilkes Barre-Scranton in a corresponding move.
Hornqvist (lower body) joined the Penguins for Friday's game-day skate and is getting close to suiting up but won't be in action versus Nashville, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
Hornqvist's presence for the team's practice session on the road is certainly a step in the right direction. Considering Pittsburgh is heading into a back-to-back with a home clash against the Predators on Saturday, the Swedish winger is unlikely to be ready until Monday's matchup with Ottawa at the earliest. Where Hornqvist fits into the lineup once given the all-clear remains to be seen, but he should retake his spot in front of the net with the No. 1 power-play unit.
Hornqvist is reportedly dealing with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for a month, per Josh Yohe of The Athletic.
Head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters that Hornqvist was going to be out longer-term, and this latest news would seem to expand upon that timeline. Pittsburgh will also be without Sidney Crosby (groin), Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) and Brian Dumoulin (ankle) until at least January and will need to rely even more on star Evgeni Malkin. With Hornqvist on the shelf, new addition Stefan Noesen figures to slot into a top-six role and could see time with the No. 1 power-play unit.
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