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February 18, 2021 05:44 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Assigned to AHL affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (knee) was assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre Scranton on Thursday.

Trotman had been with the big club while recovering from the knee surgery he underwent in mid-January, but he'll head to the minors for the foreseeable future. He went scoreless in eight NHL appearances last season.

January 16, 2021 03:12 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Out 4-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be out 4-6 weeks.

Regardless of when Trotman is cleared to play, he will almost certainly end up on the taxi squad or perhaps even in the minors, as the Penguins are relatively deep on the blue line following the offseason additions of Mike Matheson and Cody Ceci. Without a path to regular ice time, Trotman figures to be a non-factor in fantasy leagues this year.

January 13, 2021 04:28 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: On injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman is on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Trotman missed the 2020 postseason with an undisclosed injury, so it's not clear if this latest problem is related. Even if healthy, Trotman was a long shot to crack the lineup with any consistency following the additions of Mike Matheson and Cody Ceci in the offseason. As such, he shouldn't be expected to offer much in terms of fantasy value this year.

January 7, 2021 11:16 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: On ice during drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (undisclosed) joined the Penguins on ice for special-teams work Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Trotman missed the Penguins' short appearance during the NHL's return to play in August with an undisclosed issue. With an on-ice appearance in training camp, it's safe to assume the 30-year-old blueliner is over the mystery injury. Trotman is a long-shot for the Penguins' Opening Night roster -- it's more likely he's a candidate for the taxi squad since he has 91 games of NHL experience under his belt.

July 11, 2020 03:48 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Ruled out of playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (undisclosed) won't be available for the playoffs, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Trotman likely wouldn't have seen any game action in the playoffs anyway, as he only appeared in eight games with the big club as an injury replacement option this year. The 29-year-old blueliner will now set his sights on getting healthy for the 2020-21 campaign.

March 2, 2020 12:28 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Shipped down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

Trotman saw action in three games following his mid-February call-up in which he registered five shots, seven hits and three blocks while averaging 13:15 of ice time. With the Indiana native headed back to the minors, the Penguins could be getting John Marino (jaw) or Brian Dumoulin (ankle) back for Tuesday's clash with Ottawa.

February 19, 2020 10:44 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.

Trotman figures to serve as an emergency depth option for Thursday's road clash with Toronto. Until Brian Dumoulin (ankle) or John Marino (face) is ready to play, the 29-year-old Trotman should find himself up with the big club. In his previous five outings with the Penguins this season, the Indiana native notched six shots, four PIM and 14 hits.

December 6, 2019 11:44 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Headed down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was demoted to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

Trotman became the odd man out with Justin Schultz (undisclosed) coming off injured reserve. The 29-year-old has logged just 15:36 of ice time in five games for the Pens this year and will likely spend the rest of the season in the minors, barring another run of injuries in Pittsburgh.

November 21, 2019 10:08 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

Trotman's promotion will set off alarm bells among the Penguins faithful regarding Justin Schultz's (undisclosed) availability versus the Islanders on Thursday. The 29-year-old Trotman is unlikely to dress even if Schultz can't play, as Chad Ruhwedel would be the most likely candidate to slot into the lineup.

October 25, 2019 12:08 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Lands on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (groin) recently completed a conditioning assignment in the AHL and has been designated for waivers Friday to officially move him to the minors, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

By waiving Trotman, the Penguins will have also removed him from non-roster injured reserve. Given the fact that Pittsburgh is carrying nine defensemen on the 23-man roster, it would take a bevy of injuries for the Indiana native to earn a call-up at this point.

October 22, 2019 12:32 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Sent on conditioning assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (groin) was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment Monday.

Trotman has been on injured reserve since the start of October after undergoing hernia surgery. The Penguins are stocked with defensemen at the NHL level right now, so the 29-year-old blueliner should spend most of the season in the minors.

October 10, 2019 10:16 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Upping activity level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (groin) went through on-ice workouts prior to Thursday's practice, Sam Kasan of the Penguins' official site reports.

It's encouraging to see Trotman revving up his activity level, but his return to game action will be precipitated by a return to practice, which has not yet happened.

October 1, 2019 12:32 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Officially placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman (groin), as expected, was designated for long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Dave Molinari of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Trotman underwent sports hernia surgery in September, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him land on IR. The blueliner will almost certainly be shipped down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton once cleared to play, as the Penguins have a backlog of defensemen, including youngster Juuso Riikola and John Marino who have impressed in camp. At the earliest, Trotman can be activated Oct. 26 versus Dallas, but that seems unlikely at this point.

September 24, 2019 11:16 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Undergoes hernia sugery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman had surgery to repair a sports hernia injury and is facing a long-term absence, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Trotman's injury will see him designated for non-roster injured reserve to start the 2019-20 campaign, which likely ends any chance he had of securing a spot on the 23-man roster. Unless Pittsburgh moves a blueliner prior to Opening Night, the Indiana native likely slots in as the ninth or 10th defenseman on the organizational depth chart. Look for the 29-year-old to be shipped down to the minors once cleared to return.

June 26, 2019 12:56 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Secures two-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman penned a two-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday worth $700,000 in the NHL.

Trotman saw action in 13 games with the Penguins this season, in which he notched one assist, 16 shots and 20 hits while averaging 15:16 of ice time. Pittsburgh's blue line is rather deep, which means Trotman will almost certainly start the year in the minors with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but should be one of the first players considered for a call-up if needed.

March 27, 2019 11:40 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Back in lineup for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman logged 15:54 of ice time against the Rangers on Monday, but could be back in the press box soon.

Trotman filled in for Kris Letang (upper body) versus New York, but the impending return of Olli Maatta (shoulder) will likely see him back in the press box. The 28-year-old Trotman managed just one point in 12 games since being called up from the minors, despite averaging 1:20 of ice time with the man advantage. The Indiana native figures to be the team's seventh defenseman heading into the playoffs and could get a look if injuries pile up.

February 26, 2019 10:20 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Gets call from parent club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

This recall sets up Trotman to play against host Columbus on Tuesday evening. Pittsburgh waived the physical defenseman ahead of this season as a procedural move to give him playing time with the Baby Pens, and he proceeded to collect a goal, four helpers and 39 PIM over 24 contests at that level.

September 27, 2018 03:33 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Waived Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Jonathan Bombulie of reports.

Trotman was never going to make the Pens' 23-man roster out of camp, but the fact that he stuck around this long bodes well for his long-term prospects. The Indiana native figures be among one of the top potential call-ups for Pittsburgh this season, should the need arise to promote a defenseman.

July 2, 2018 01:25 AM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Pens one-year deal with Penguins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Trotman played three NHL games with Pittsburgh last year but spent most of his time down in AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 27-year-old blueliner scored seven goals and 17 points in 49 AHL games during the 2017-18 campaign.

November 7, 2017 08:20 PM
Penguins' Zach Trotman: Shuffles back to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trotman was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

The American defenseman heading to the minors is the direct result of Justin Schultz's removal from injured reserve after he dealt with a concussion. Trotman is merely a depth option and can be ignored in all fantasy settings.

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