Matheson (face) had one shot on goal and two hits in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1.
Matheson was back in the lineup for the first time since May 1 and logged a shade under 26 minutes of ice time, including duty on Pittsburgh's second power-play unit. The 27-year-old Matheson had five goals and 16 points in 44 games during the regular season, adding a plus-9 rating and 28 PIM.
Matheson (face) isn't listed among the scratches, so he'll be in the Game 1 lineup Sunday against the Islanders, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.
Matheson will make his first appearance since May 1 for Pittsburgh's postseason opener. He had five goals and 11 assists in 44 regular-season appearances.
Matheson (face) was on the ice for Monday's optional skate, Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
After Matheson was injured, he was initially labeled week-to-week but with the Penguins not expected to play for the next few days until the postseason begins, the blueliner could be an option in the playoffs. Whenever he is cleared to play, Matheson should immediately jump back into the lineup, which will relegate Chad Ruhwedel to a spot on the bench.
Matheson (face) was labeled week-to-week ahead of Monday's matchup with the Flyers, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
With just four games remaining, Matheson will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season and could be unavailable for the start of the playoffs as well. The 27-year-old blueliner has registered just one point in his last six contests but has been critical to the club's pursuit of an East Division title. With Matheson shelved, Mark Friedman figures to jump into the lineup while John Marino and Marcus Pettersson should see significant upticks in ice time.
Matheson was hit in the face by a puck in the second period of Saturday's game versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Matheson was hit by a puck on a clearing attempt by goalie Tristan Jarry. Matheson was bleeding as he left the ice and it's unclear if he'll be able to get back into Saturday's contest.
Matheson recorded two assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Matheson set up Colton Sceviour's second goal of the game in the first period and added a helper on Jake Guentzel's empty-netter in the third. The 27-year-old Matheson has gotten quite comfortable lately with two goals and seven assists in his last 10 games. The blueliner is at 13 points, 68 shots, 33 hits, 30 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 34 appearances overall.
Matheson picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers.
Matheson has put together an impressive four-game point streak (two goals, four assists). The hot streak probably won't last much longer considering he had only five points in his first 27 games with the Penguins, but Matheson could be worth a look in the short term while he's rolling.
Matheson scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 4-1 victory over the Penguins.
It was a pretty end-to-end rush for the defender. He roared down the right side, burst past the defender while protecting the puck and drove hard at Daniel Vladar. Matheson slid the puck wide and around the sprawling netminder, and pushed it home. Matheson has gotten warm of late -- he has four points in his last five games.
Matheson picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 2-1 win over the islanders.
All of Pittsburgh's offense came in the first period, as Matheson picked up secondary helpers on both goals. The 27-year-old has only two goals and seven points through 28 games on the season, with Monday's production marking his first multi-point effort.
Matheson scored an empty-net goal on his only shot and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Philadelphia.
Matheson caught Philadelphia goalie Carter Hart trying to head to the bench for an extra attacker and alertly hit the empty net from his own blue line before Hart could hurry back. The 26-year-old defenseman has two goals and two assists in 13 games.
Matheson scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
Matheson joined a rush and deposited a wrister from the slot to tie the game at 2-2 with 12:25 left in the third period. It was the first goal of the year for Matheson, who had registered his first point with an assist two nights earlier against the same New York squad. The 26-year-old has points in three of his last four games, with a plus-7 rating and 11 shots on goal during that stretch.
Matheson handed out a pair of assists with three shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 6-3 victory over Washington.
Matheson had been held without a point in his first four games of the season but got off the schneid midway through the first period with a sweet feed to Bryan Rust on top of the crease. He added his second assist on a Sidney Crosby empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Matheson tallied eight-plus goals and 20-plus points in each of the last three seasons but has a limited ceiling offensively.
Matheson (undisclosed) totaled three shots, three hits and a blocked shot over 23:36 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders.
Matheson didn't seem hindered in any way after leaving Monday's practice early, munching the second most minutes on the team behind Kris Letang (26:45). The offseason trade acquisition is still searching for his first point in a Penguins uniform and has dressed for only four of a possible 12 games due to an upper-body injury.
Matheson (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders.
Matheson was forced to leave Monday's practice early, but as evidenced by this news, the injury wasn't as serious as the team feared. The 26-year-old has played just three games this season, recording a minus-2 rating while averaging 17:31 of ice time. He'll return to the second defensive pair for Thursday's game with John Marino as his partner.
Matheson was forced to leave Monday's practice session early with an undisclosed injury. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He is being evaluated as we speak."
Matheson is just one game back from an upper-body issue that previously cost him eight games. It's unclear if this latest problem is related but if the defenseman does miss out on any time, Yannick Weber would likely return to the lineup while Cody Ceci would see increased minutes.
Matheson had two shots with two hits and two PIM in a 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
Matheson (upper body) was back in the lineup after missing eight games and logged just under 21 minutes of playing time, all of it at even strength. The 23-year-old is still searching for his first point after three games this season.
Matheson (upper body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Islanders.
Matheson is back in action after missing the last eight games. The 26-year-old suited up for the first two games of the season, averaging 15:52 of ice time per contest. He'll slot onto the second pairing Saturday.
Matheson (upper body) was activated off injured reserve and is a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
The Penguins likely wouldn't have activated Matheson without the intent of playing him Saturday, so the 26-year-old is on track to suit up. He's logged two shots on net and a minus-1 rating over two games this year. John Marino (COVID-19 protocol) is also a game-time decision, and the two are expected to man the second pairing.
Matheson (upper body) will be with Pittsburgh for its upcoming three-game road trip, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Matheson has clearly benefitted from the team's extended layoff after two games with the Devils were called off due to an outbreak in New Jersey's organization. If Matheson gets into the lineup versus the Islanders on Saturday, it would mark the end of an eight-game stint on the sidelines due to his upper-body issue. How Matheson fits into the lineup will likely depend on the health of Kris Letang (lower body) and John Marino (COVID-19 protocols).
Matheson (upper body) is considered day-to-day for Saturday's clash with the Islanders, per Pens Inside Scoop.
Matheson has been sidelined for eight games due to his upper-body issue but appears to be trending in the right direction. The 26-year-old Quebec native practiced on the second pairing with Cody Ceci on Thursday and would stabilize a Pittsburgh blue line that has been decimated by injuries. In order to suit up, Matheson will need to be first activated off injured reserve.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/26||@ NYI||L 3-5||0||0||0||-2||18:16|
|05/24||vs NYI||L 2-3 (2 OT)||0||0||0||0||27:33|
|05/22||@ NYI||L 1-4||0||0||0||0||19:53|
|05/20||@ NYI||W 5-4||0||0||0||-1||17:37|
|05/18||vs NYI||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||20:35|
|05/16||vs NYI||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||25:58|
|05/01||@ WAS||W 3-0||0||0||0||0||9:28|
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