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March 15, 2019 09:28 AM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Turns in rare multi-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Sabres.

The two-point performance is Bjugstad's first since Oct. 20 and gives the 26-year-old 22 points through 53 games in 2018-19. He's been a solid addition to Pittsburgh's bottom six since being acquired from Florida.

March 10, 2019 10:36 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Opens scoring against Bruins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad netted his 10th goal of the year to start the scoring in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

Bjugstad is up to 20 points (10 goals and assists apiece) in 51 appearances between the Panthers and Penguins this season. He added four shots on goal in the contest while acting as the pivot on the third line. The center will almost assuredly come short of the career-high 48 points he had last season, but he plays a smaller and more defensively-oriented role in Pittsburgh behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin up the middle of the ice.

March 8, 2019 11:20 AM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Tickles twine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad scored a goal in Thursday's 3-0 victory over Columbus.

Bjugstad put a season high six shots on goal and was able to record his fourth goal in a Penguins sweater. The center figures to continue anchoring the third line along with playing on the second power-play unit. If he can continue to provide depth scoring, the club should like its chances of making a deep playoff run.

March 6, 2019 03:24 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Struggling to produce
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad has managed just one goal in his last six contests.

Slotted into the third-line center role, Bjugstad is logging 14:10 of ice time during his slump, but is seeing a mere 0:52 per game with the man advantage on the second unit. The Minneapolis native should continue to fill a bottom-six role heading down the stretch, but could get an upgrade on the wing once Bryan Rust (lower body) is given the green light.

February 20, 2019 12:08 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Finds twine on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad's seventh goal of the season came on the man advantage in a 4-3 win over the Devils on Tuesday.

Bjugstad's goal late in the first period tied the game 2-2, and the Penguins were able to take over in the second period en route to the victory. He added three shots and two hits in Tuesday's contest. In 10 games since being traded from the Panthers, Bjugstad has two goals and three assists while playing a third-line center role.

February 11, 2019 12:52 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Will play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (undisclosed) will be in the lineup versus Philadelphia on Monday, Jonathan Bombulie of reports.

Bjugstad won't miss any time due to his undisclosed injury and is slated to line up on the wing with Evgeni Malkin (upper body). Playing with Malkin and Phil Kessel is about as plum an assignment there is in the league and should bolster Bjugstad's chance of ending his five-game goal drought. The Minneapolis native is also set to play with the second power-play unit, as coach Mike Sullivan shuffles things around in hopes of stopping the number of shorthanded goals the Pens are giving up.

February 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Injured deemed not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (undisclosed) isn't expected to have a serious injury, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports.

Bjugstad left Saturday's game versus the Lightning and didn't return. Even though he didn't suffer a serious injury, it's unclear if he'll be able to play Monday versus the Flyers. Another update should be expected during morning skate with a final verdict due by warmups, which commence at 6:30 PM EST.

February 10, 2019 10:56 AM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Exits game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad left Saturday's clash with Tampa Bay in the third period with an undisclosed injury, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports.

The team didn't provide an update on Bjugstad's status after the game, so it's unclear what might be hurting him or whether it will cause him to miss any time. The Pens return to action Monday versus the Flyers, so look for an update on the Minneapolis native's status prior to puck drop.

February 2, 2019 11:36 AM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Settles in with Kessel, Rust
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad recorded a secondary assist in his Penguins debut Friday, amounting to a 5-3 win over the Senators.

Bjugstad and Jared McCann were both able to suit up after getting shipped off from Florida in a trade that same day. The former skated for 16:13 in his first look with the Pens, working with Bryan Rust and Phil Kessel at even strength, and Bjugstad also earned 46 seconds of ice time on the power play. The trio also created two high-danger scoring chances but permitted two of its own. Still, it'll be worth tracking Bjugstad carefully since he's moved to one of the league's premier scoring teams.

February 1, 2019 01:20 PM
Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Headed for Steel City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad and Jared McCann were flipped to Pittsburgh from Florida on Friday in exchange for Derick Brassard (upper body), Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round pick and two 2019 fourth-round picks.

Bjugstad will likely get the opportunity to slot into a top-six role alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel and will almost certainly play a role on the Pens' second power-play unit. Injuries have limited Bjugstad to just 32 games this season and, as a result, he has just 12 points to show for it. However, if he does get a second-line assignment, he may still have enough time to challenge for the 30-point mark this year.

January 22, 2019 08:36 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: First goal since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad scored his first goal since returning from an upper-body injury Jan. 13 during a 6-2 win over the Sharks on Monday.

Despite the goal, Bjugstad found himself on the fourth line during the latter half of Monday's victory. He skated only 11:36, the second lowest amongst Panthers forwards. With the return of Vincent Trocheck and the rising play of Frank Vatrano, don't expect Bjugstad to grab a spot in the top six anytime soon.

January 16, 2019 09:36 AM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Pointless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad has been held off the scoresheet in his two games back from an upper-body injury.

Despite putting eight shots on goal in his two appearances, Bjugstad was unable to put the puck in the back of the net. The center missed 16 games due to his upper-body issue, but has slotted right back into a top-six role -- though he hasn't been added back to the power play thus far.

January 13, 2019 10:40 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) will return from injured reserve Sunday in Vancouver, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.

Bjugstad missed 16 games, last suiting up Dec.6, and hasn't scored a point since late November. The Panthers could definitely use a boost in the lineup, but the Minnesota native has just 10 points in 27 games this season. Still, he'll slot back into a top-six role alongside Aleksander Barkov.

January 11, 2019 08:48 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Not ready yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) won't play in Friday's road game versus the Flames, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

Bjugstad remains on injured reserve and will miss his 16th straight game, allowing Henrik Borgstrom to continue manning the third-line center position. Bjugstad is closing in on a return and will set his sights on Sunday's game versus the Canucks.

January 10, 2019 03:16 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) was able to practice in a regular jersey Thursday and is "real close" according to coach Bob Boughner, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

While the news does effectively rule Bjugstad out against Edmonton on Thursday, it's probably too soon to close the door on the center playing in Friday's matchup with Calgary. The Panthers are sitting at 22 players on the active roster, so they won't need to make a corresponding move to activate the 26-year-old off injured reserve. Once he is given the all-clear, the Minneapolis native figures to slot back into a top-six role right away.

January 8, 2019 01:36 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Shows up on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) has surfaced on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Bjugstad's been out of commission since Dec. 6. It appeared that the center was on track to return a few weeks after sustaining the apparent neck injury, but he's actually missed 13 straight games, and the Panthers will want to see how he looks in practice before activating him. A seventh-year skater with 50-point upside, Bjugstad has produced four goals and six assists through 27 games this season.

January 8, 2019 11:52 AM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Nursing neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) didn't participate in Monday's practice, George Richards of The Athletic reports.

Bjugstad has been unavailable for the Panthers' last 13 games with what the team is listing as an upper-body injury. That label prompted some to wonder whether Bjugstad might be nursing a concussion, but Richards relays that the forward's injury is a neck concern. While Bjugstad will be sidelined again Tuesday in PIttsburgh, the Panthers are holding out hope that he'll be able to get in some on-ice work at Wednesday's practice, which would theoretically pave the way for him to play in the second half of a back-to-back set Friday in Calgary or Sunday in Vancouver.

January 8, 2019 11:52 AM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Could play Friday or Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) is expected to practice with the team Wednesday and could rejoin the lineup Friday or Sunday in Western Canada, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

While the news effectively rules Bjugstad out for another two contests, the fact that he has a more clear timeframe to return to action should be encouraging for fantasy owners. Once given the green light to resume playing, the center should be considered a near lock for a top-six role.

January 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Expected to miss next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) is slated to remain sidelined for Florida's upcoming two contests, George Richards of The Athletic reports.

Bjugstad has already missed the previous 11 outings due to his upper-body issue. The center's next opportunity to get back into action will be Tuesday's road trip to Pittsburgh, though no official timeline has been announced by the club at this point. Without Bjugstad or Vincent Trocheck (ankle), the Panthers figure to continue utilizing Henrik Borgstrom in a top-six role.

January 2, 2019 02:20 PM
Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Ditches non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjugstad (upper body) was in a regular sweater at practice Monday, but didn't participate in line rushes, George Richards of The Athletic reports.

Bjugstad seems like a long shot to suit up versus Buffalo on Thursday, though no official announcement came from the team following practice. If he does sit out, the 26-year-old will miss his 12th consecutive game due to his upper-body issue. With Vincent Trocheck (ankle) and Derek MacKenzie (upper body) both on injured reserve, the Panthers' center depth has been stretched to the max this season.

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