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.
Jankowski has only played in four of the Flames' last seven games.
Interim head coach Geoff Ward has moved Elias Lindholm to center, which has typically led to Jankowski seeing more time in the press box. With just one assist and a minus-11 rating in 32 games, it's been an earned result for the struggling forward. When Jankowski plays, it's usually on the fourth line.
Jankowski (illness) registered an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche.
His season-long point drought came to a close with the secondary assist on Michael Frolik's third-period tally. Jankowski has produced 15 shots on goal, six PIM and a minus-12 rating in 28 games this season. Given the lack of offense and his fourth-line role, don't expect this to be the start of a significant scoring binge for the 25-year-old.
Jankowski (illness) is expected to return to the lineup Monday against the Avalanche, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Jankowski missed this past Saturday's win over the Kings, but he's good to go moving forward. The 2012 first-round pick will work in the bottom six, as he's still seeking his first point of the season.
Jankowski (illness) did not return to the lineup Saturday, contrary to a previous report.
Jankowski was a scratch for Saturday's game against the Kings. His replacement, Zac Rinaldo, scored a goal in the contest. While Jankowski fights off his illness, Rinaldo figures to remain in the lineup.
Jankowski (illness) is slated to participate in Saturday's game versus the Kings.
Barring some unforeseen setback with his illness, it appears Jankowski is healthy enough to rejoin the lines and avoid missing the game. We will update his status again should Jankowski ultimately sit out, though he owns very little fantasy value considering he has yet to tally a point through 27 games.
Jankowski (illness) won't practice Friday.
Jankowski's absence from practice leaves his status for Saturday's matchup with L.A. up in the air. If he's unable to go, Zac Rinaldo will likely draw into the lineup against the Kings.
Jankowski has still not recorded a point in 22 games this season.
Jankowski has a minus-11 rating and just 10 shots on goal in 2019-20. He's only averaging 10:22 of ice time per game, and he's been a healthy scratch three times. After registering 32 points in 79 contests last year, this is a drastic step backward for the 25-year-old center. He'll have a tough time reaching 20 points this season if his scoring struggles continue.
Jankowski has no points and just nine shots on goal in 16 games this year.
Jankowski has been mired in an awful slump all season, and he's served as a healthy scratch three times. He saw his second-lowest ice time of the year (8:22) in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils, going minus-1 with two PIM. Jankowski could see more time in the press box if he can't get his offense going in the near future, although his role on the penalty kill should keep him in the lineup more often than not.
Jankowski has yet to record a point in 11 appearances this season.
Jankowski was a pleasant surprise with 32 points in 79 games last year, but his offense has completely disappeared in 2019-20. Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports Jankowski will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Heritage Classic, as Elias Lindholm's move to center for the game leaves no room for the 25-year-old pivot in the lineup.
Jankowski is expected to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game in San Jose, Scott Cruickshank of The Athletic reports.
Jankowski hasn't scored a point in five games this season, registering a minus-4 rating with just four shots on goals. Austin Czarnik will replace him in the lineup.
Jankowski (ankle) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
Jankowski was sore after blocking a shot in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers, and he missed practice the following day as well as Sunday's contest versus the Jets. Jankowski posted 32 points in 79 games last season, including a surprising eight shorthanded points.
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