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May 26, 2021 11:24 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Two points in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker registered a goal and an assist with four shots and five hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Game 6.

Zucker deflected a Cody Ceci point shot less than two minutes into the second period to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. He also picked up an assist on Jeff Carter's goal that opened the scoring 1:27 into the game. Zucker finished the series with two goals, one assist and 12 shots in six games.

May 20, 2021 10:52 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Snipes first of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker registered a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Islanders in Game 3.

Zucker beat New York netminder Semyon Varlamov with a quick snap shot from the slot to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead late in the second period. It was the first point of the series for Zucker, who had nine goals and nine assists in 38 regular-season games this season.

May 7, 2021 12:45 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Offers two assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker managed two assists, three shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.

Zucker set up a Jeff Carter power-play goal in the first period and added the secondary helper on Kasperi Kapanen's third-period tally. Through 37 appearances, Zucker has 18 points, 66 shots, 21 PIM and 69 hits in a middle-six role.

May 5, 2021 12:48 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Goals in consecutive games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.

Zucker had gone seven games without a goal entering Monday, but now he's scored in back-to-back contests. The 29-year-old winger has been hindered by a lower-body injury in the middle of the season, but he's managed to produce 16 points in 36 points. He's still in a position to succeed as long as he holds onto a top-six role.

May 4, 2021 12:12 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Halts goal-scoring skid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker scored a power-play goal on two shots in a 7-2 loss to the Flyers on Monday.

Zucker deflected a John Marino point shot to make things interesting, drawing the Penguins to within 4-2 at 8:24 of the third period. It was the eighth tally of the year for Zucker and snapped his personal goal-scoring drought at seven games.

April 25, 2021 12:44 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Strong effort in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker amassed an assist, five PIM and six shots on goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Devils.

Zucker was a physical force in this contest, and now the Penguins are just one point behind the Capitals for the lead in the top-heavy MassMutual East Division. Overall, the 29-year-old winger has been inconsistent in his 10th campaign, but he's picking up steam of late, as evidenced by his output of one goal and two assists over the last four games.

April 18, 2021 08:24 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Collects seventh goal of 2020-21
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker tallied a goal on four shots and had two PIM Sunday in a 4-2 loss to the Sabres.

Zucker collected a loose puck off an offensive-zone faceoff and blew a quick shot past Buffalo goalie Dustin Tokarski, getting the Penguins on the board midway through the third period. It was the first point in five games for Zucker, who has seven goals and four assists on the year.

April 8, 2021 10:40 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Two-point night in NY
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker had a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

After assisting on Evan Rodrigues' power-play marker in the second period, Zucker provided an insurance goal in the third by sliding a backhand from the slot under Igor Shesterkin's pads. Zucker's tenure in Pittsburgh got off to a terrific start with 12 points in 15 games after he was acquired from Minnesota last season, but he has failed to replicate that success in 2020-21, with just 10 points in 21 games.

March 29, 2021 11:20 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Removed from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) was activated from long-term injured reserve ahead of Monday's tilt with the Islanders.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said Monday that Zucker would be a game-time call, but all signs indicate that he will be in the lineup for the first time since Feb. 23. The 29-year-old winger has seven points and 40 hits in 17 games this season. He'll likely skate in a middle-six role.

March 30, 2021 02:08 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) will be a game-time decision against the Islanders on Monday. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He is participating in a full capacity [at practice]. He will be a game-time decision."

Zucker's return would be a huge boost for the Penguins, who are still without Evgeni Malkin (lower body), Kasperi Kapanen (lower body) and Brandon Tanev (upper body). If the winger does jump back into the lineup Monday, it would bring an end to his 19-game stretch on injured reserve. Zucker figures to slide into a second-line role once given the all-clear, though he will need to be activated off injured reserve in order to suit up.

March 28, 2021 11:52 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Sheds no-contact sweater
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) skated in a regular jersey during Sunday's practice, Dave Molinari of reports.

Zucker skated with a no-contact sweater Saturday, but he quickly has progressed to full-speed practice. The 29-year-old is seemingly closing in on a return to the lineup, and Monday's matchup against the Rangers could be a possibility. Zucker recorded seven points through the first 17 games. He'll need to be activated from long-term injured reserve before re-entering the lineup for the first time since Feb. 23.

March 27, 2021 12:08 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Practicing in no-contact capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) practiced in a no-contact jersey Saturday, Dave Molinari of reports.

Zucker has been skating for over a week now, so it's encouraging that he took the next step by re-joining the team at practice, albeit in a no-contact capacity. There's still no clear timetable for Zucker's return. Zucker hasn't played since Feb. 23. He accrued seven points through 17 games before suffering this injury.

March 19, 2021 04:12 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Begins skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) has begun skating as he works his way back from injury. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Zuck skated for the second day in a row today on his own back in Pittsburgh, which is really encouraging from our standpoint. He's making progress."

While it's a step in the right direction, Zucker is likely still weeks away from returning to the lineup and will need to first rejoin practice in a full capacity. The Penguins could certainly use a top-six winger at this point following the injury to Evengi Malkin (lower body). Until Zucker is cleared to play, Brandon Tanev appears set to get the first crack at a top-six role.

March 3, 2021 05:16 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Lands on LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.

This move is retroactive to Feb. 23, and it requires him to miss at least 10 games, meaning his first chance to return is March 20 against the Devils. The Penguins still haven't provided much detail about the nature or severity of Zucker's injury besides for calling it a "longer-term" issue. Zach Aston-Reese, Jared McCann and Brandon Tanev have all garnered a chance in the top six with Zucker out, and the Penguins seem ready to rotate players until someone fits.

February 25, 2021 01:00 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

This move comes as no surprise, as coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Zucker is going to be sidelined "longer term" with a lower-body injury Thursday, indicating he's likely facing a multi-week absence at a minimum. With Zucker on the shelf, Zach Aston-Reese and Jared McCann (lower body) could be in line for expanded roles for the foreseeable future.

February 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Facing long-term absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Mike Sullivan, Zucker is going to be sidelined "longer term" with a lower-body injury.

The Penguins have yet to release a specific timetable for Zucker's recovery, but it sounds like he's likely facing a multi-week absence at a minimum. As such, expect the 29-year-old winger to be placed on injured reserve in the coming days. Zucker's notched four goals and three assists while registering a minus-5 rating in 17 games this campaign.

February 25, 2021 10:56 AM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Unavailable for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Capitals, Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review reports.

Zucker continues to be evaluated after he suffered a potentially serious lower-body injury during Tuesday's win over the Capitals. The 29-year-old has been a staple in the top six this season, scoring four goals and adding three assists across 17 games. Zach Aston-Reese has been practicing on Evgeni Malkin's line in place of Zucker.

February 23, 2021 09:36 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Exits in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker left in the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Capitals with an apparent lower-body injury.

Zucker collided awkwardly into the boards after getting his right leg caught up with Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen. The 29-year-old forward required assistance to get back to the bench, and he's not expected to return to Tuesday's game. The Penguins should provide an update at some point before Thursday's rematch against the Capitals.

February 18, 2021 11:36 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Productive third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker tallied a goal and an assist with four shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

Zucker banged home a Bryan Rust centering pass on the doorstep to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 3-0 midway through the third period. He returned the favor later in the frame, dishing to Rust on a 2-on-0 rush for an empty-net layup. The points halted Zucker's four-game scoring skid, giving him four goals and three assists in 15 contests this season.

February 1, 2021 10:00 PM
Penguins' Jason Zucker: Starting to heat up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zucker scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of hits Monday in a 3-1 loss to the Rangers.

Zucker opened the scoring 9:05 into the game when he reeled in a carom off the end boards and tucked it into the open side of the net before Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin could recover. It was the third goal in four games for Zucker.

Last 7 Games
05/26@ NYIL 3-5112+215:15
05/24vs NYIL 2-3 (2 OT)000-223:36
05/22@ NYIL 1-4000-116:27
05/20@ NYIW 5-4101-110:35
05/18vs NYIW 2-1000012:03
05/16vs NYIL 3-4 (OT)000+114:32
05/08vs BUFW 1-0000016:17
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Newport Beach, CA
Pittsburgh Penguins

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2016-17: Plus/Minus Leader