Jankowski will become a free agent after not receiving a qualifying offer from Pittsburgh on Monday.
Jankowski averaged a career-low 10:43 of ice time in 45 games with Pittsburgh last season, tallying 11 points and 35 hits in the process. The 26-year-old flashed some offensive prowess early in his career, racking up 31 goals and 57 points in his first two NHL seasons. However, he's scored just nine goals in 101 games since then. A first-round pick in 2012, Jankowski should still garner some interest as a bottom-six option in the NHL.
Jankowski dished out two helpers in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers.
Both of Jankowski's points came with the game well out of reach, but the fourth-line center notched his second consecutive multi-point performance all the same. He had just two points in the 31 games preceding this hot streak, so don't expect it to last much longer.
Jankowski scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Bruins.
He potted the only goal of the first period before the game got blown open in the second. Jankowski's last multi-point performance came back in the first game of the season, and the 26-year-old has only three goals and seven points through 34 contests as he fills a checking-line role for the Pens.
Jankowski returned to practice Sunday after clearing the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
Jankowski missed Saturday's game versus the Islanders, but it appears he simply produced a false positive test. The 26-year-old should be back in action for Monday's rematch against the Islanders. He has generated five points and 31 shots on net through 31 games.
Jankowski won't play in Saturday's game versus the Islanders after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
It's uncertain whether Jankowski tested positive for the virus or simply was a close contact to an infected person. Nevertheless, he'll sit out Saturday, and Drew O'Connor will take his place in the lineup.
Jankowski (upper body) will play in Thursday's game versus the Flyers.
Jankowski will return to the lineup after a three-game layoff. Since recording three points through the first two games of the year, Jankowski has gone pointless over the last 16 contests.
Jankowski (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Flyers. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Jankowski is skating with the team right now, and he will be a game-time decision."
If Jankowski does suit up, it figures to be in a fourth-line role alongside Colton Sceviour and Anthony Angello with Josh Currie likely on standby if Jankowski can't play. Considering Jankowski is stuck in a 16-game pointless streak, he is unlikely to offer much in the way of fantasy value even when he is cleared to play.
Jankowski (upper body) was on the ice for Wednesday's practice session, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
Jankowski appears set to return from his three-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue, though he hasn't been officially cleared to suit up against the Flyers on Thursday. If Jankowski is given the green light to play versus Philadelphia, he will likely supplant Josh Currie in a fourth-line role. Considering Jankowski hasn't scored a goal in his last 17 games, fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him contributing with any consistency this season.
Jankowski (upper body) will not be in the lineup versus Philadelphia on Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Jankowski will be on the shelf for his third consecutive contest due to his lingering upper-body problem. The 26-year-old center's absence will likely go unnoticed by the bulk of fantasy players considering he is bogged down in a 16-game pointless streak dating back to Jan. 15 versus the Flyers. With Sidney Crosby (COVID-19 protocols) also ruled out Tuesday, the Pens may be forced to elevate Zach Aston-Reese or Colton Sceviour into a top-six role.
Jankowski (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Islanders.
Jankowski will watch from the press box for a second straight game. Anthony Angello made his season debut in Jankowski's place Sunday, and he's expected to stay in the lineup Sunday.
Jankowski (upper body) is day-to-day, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Jankowski was hurt in Thursday's game versus the Capitals and sat out Saturday's contest versus the Islanders. The 26-year-old has just three points in 18 games this year, and all of his offense came in the first two outings of the season. With Jankowski out, Sam Lafferty should see more playing time on the fourth line. Jankowski probably won't be ready for Sunday's game versus the Islanders.
Jankowski scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers.
In his first game with Pittsburgh, Jankowski opened the scoring early in the first period by grabbing a loose puck in front of the net and snapping it off Carter Hart's elbow and just under the crossbar. The 26-year-old then added an assist on the Pens' final goal of the night. Jankowski is coming off an awful final season with the Flames, but he's getting a chance to center his new club's third line and provide some offense behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin.
Jankowski penned a one-year, $700,000 deal with Pittsburgh on Friday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Jankowski logged 2:02 of ice time per game shorthanded last season and figures to fill a similar penalty-killing role for the Pens. The 25-year-old natural center was limited to just seven points in 56 outings last year but does have two 25-point campaigns to his name. At best, Jankowski will join the third line and probably should only be considered a fantasy option in the deepest of formats.
Jankowski didn't receive a qualifying offer from Calgary, so he'll become an unrestricted free agent Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Jankowski's 26 years old and only picked up seven points in 56 games last campaign, so the Flames likely feel as though they can simply replace him on the fourth line with a younger, cheaper option and get equal, if not better production. The 6-foot-4 forward should be able to land a deal as a rotational player with a new club for the 2020-21 campaign, but he won't be relevant from a fantasy standpoint.
Jankowski has no points in his last six games.
Consistency has been a year-long issue for the center. Jankowski has only seven points, 33 shots and 33 blocks through 51 appearances, as he's failed to build upon last year's 32-point breakout effort. Stuck in a fourth-line role at best, Jankowski generally doesn't warrant fantasy consideration.
Jankowski notched a pair of goals in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Jankowski's early struggles this year seem to be behind him -- six of his seven points this year have come in the last seven contests. He's still operating in a fourth-line role and will likely continue to going forward, so fantasy owners shouldn't rush to add him in season-long formats.
Jankowski potted a goal and supplied an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Jankowski's first multi-point game of the year gave him four points in the last five outings. The 25-year-old is at a disappointing five points, 27 shots and a minus-9 rating through 43 contests.
Jankowski scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Blues.
Jankowski has goals in back-to-back games after a 38-game drought to start the year. The 25-year-old has just three points, 24 shots on goal and a minus-12 rating in his 40 appearances, but his recent success could earn him more playing time.
Jankowski scored a goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.
After scoring 31 goals over the last two seasons, Jankowski needed 39 games to get to number one this year. Crazy. The big pivot has just two points this season. At this rate, Jankowski has minimal value on the ice and no value in fantasy.
Jankowski's point drought is at nine games.
In that span, the center has been a healthy scratch six times, and he's managed only five shots on goal, five blocked shots and a minus-1 rating when he's played. Jankowski has fallen out of favor for even a fourth-line role, with Tobias Rieder typically serving in that capacity recently. Jankowski remains stuck on one assist and a minus-13 rating through 37 games in 2019-20.
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