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August 26, 2020 02:00 AM
Penguins' Pontus Aberg: Acquired via trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg was brought in by the Penguins from the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, in addition to Kasperi Kapanen and Jesper Lindgren, in exchange for Evan Rodrigues, David Warsofsky, Filip Hallander and a 2020 first-round draft selection.

Aberg agreed to terms with KHL club Traktor Chelyabinsk in July of 2020, though the agreement could include an NHL out clause that would allow the winger to rejoin the team ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. The Swede will need a new contract if he is going to play for Pittsburgh next year, as he is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. At a minimum, the Pens figure to hand Aberg a qualifying offer to retain his rights.

July 13, 2020 11:12 AM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Signs with Russian club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg agreed to terms on a one-year deal with KHL team Traktor Chelyabinsk on Monday.

Aberg put up solid numbers in the minors with 20 goals and 24 helpers in 55 appearances but was only able to crack the Leafs' lineup five times this season. Despite Aberg signing overseas, the club will likely give him a qualifying offer this offseason in order to retain his rights.

February 14, 2020 01:12 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Headed for AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Maple Leafs sent Aberg back to AHL Toronto on Friday.

Aberg drew into two games for the Leafs during his brief stint with the team but averaged just 6:41 of ice time between them and compiled only a pair of shots and a hit. The fringe winger will rejoin his AHL mates and await his next opportunity at the top level.

February 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Recalled by Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Maple Leafs recalled Aberg from AHL Toronto on Monday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.

The 26-year-old Aberg continues to dominate the AHL ranks, as he's racked up 38 points over 43 games -- the best on the team. With the flu bug making its rounds in the locker room, Aberg will add necessary depth ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes.

December 15, 2019 12:24 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Heads back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Maple Leafs reassigned Aberg to AHL Toronto on Sunday.

Aberg played three games with the big club and even earned time on the top line with Auston Matthews, but he managed just one assist and two shots on net. The 26-year-old will return to the minors, where he has accrued 24 points in 22 games.

December 6, 2019 11:12 AM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Summoned to The Show
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Maple Leafs promoted Aberg from AHL Toronto on Friday.

Toronto placed Andreas Johnsson (leg) on long-term injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Aberg is likely in for an extended stay with the parent club. The 26-year-old winger has racked up 10 goals and 24 points in 22 minor-league appearances this season.

September 28, 2019 05:44 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Waived for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Maple Leafs waived Aberg for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Toronto on Saturday, Mike Zeisberger of reports.

Aberg played for four different teams over the last two years, so it wouldn't be surprising if another squad scooped him off waivers. He had respectable success last year, totaling 13 goals and 25 points -- seven on the power play -- in 59 NHL games. Aberg has the potential to be the "next man up" if the Leafs run into the injury bug.

September 16, 2019 01:28 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Returning Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for the Leafs' preseason clash with Ottawa on Wednesday, Mark Masters of reports.

Aberg -- and the rest of his training camp group -- will watch from the press box Tuesday before taking the ice for Wednesday's matchup with the Senators. After signing with the Leafs during the offseason, the winger is far from guaranteed a roster spot for Opening Night and could find himself on the waiver wire if he doesn't perform during training camp.

July 24, 2019 07:12 PM
Maple Leafs' Pontus Aberg: Lands one-year contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $700,000 deal with Toronto on Wednesday.

Aberg was a flop for Minnesota last season, as he managed just six points in 22 outings and missed the final five games of the year due to injury. As such, it didn't come as a shock to see the Wild opt to let the winger hit free agency, rather than issue him a qualifying offer. Toronto will be the fifth organization the 25-year-old finds himself playing for since breaking into the league during the 2016-17 campaign. If Aberg can't find his grove will the Leafs, it may be his last opportunity to cement himself as an NHL player.

June 25, 2019 02:00 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Not qualified by Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (undisclosed) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Wild on Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

Aberg would occasionally sit as a healthy scratch last season, but he found his way into the lineup more often than not and ultimately posted 25 points in 59 games between the Ducks and Wild. Only six of those points came in 22 appearances with Minnesota, however, and the Wild didn't see enough from the Swede to justify keeping him in the organization's plans moving forward.

April 7, 2019 11:24 AM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Late scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Aberg was a healthy scratch in the last four games, but coach Bruce Boudreau said Aberg would play in this contest so his absence is likely injury-related. The 25-year-old will finish this season with 25 points over 59 games between the Ducks and Wild.

March 24, 2019 10:24 AM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Non-existent Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg logged 13:24 of ice time and was a minus-1 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.

Since coming over from Anaheim on Jan. 17, Aberg has produced just six points in 21 games. The 25-year-old has even seen an average of 2:01 of power-play time for the Wild, but has only produced three power-play points. With just 25 points in 58 games, it's safe to leave Aberg on waivers for the rest of the season.

March 4, 2019 11:28 AM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg logged 12:42 of ice time and fired three shots on net in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

The 25-year-old has been terrible since returning from illness, as he's been held pointless in his last seven games. Following a tough display, Aberg is now stagnated at 22 points in 49 games this campaign. One positive could be that Aberg received 1:49 of power-play ice time Sunday, which could lead to more scoring opportunities going forward.

February 27, 2019 05:36 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Fires one shot on net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (illness) logged 14:25 of ice time and fired a shot on goal in Tuesday's win over the Jets.

Aberg got sick during Sunday's game versus the Blues and didn't return, but he was able to shake that issue before this matchup. Despite linemates Ryan Donato and Joel Eriksson Ek combining for three points, Aberg extended his pointless streak to six games.

February 26, 2019 04:44 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (illness) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets,'s Scott Billeck reports.

Aberg exited Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 25-year-old Swede is expected to return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Ryan Donato and Joel Eriksson Ek on Minnesota's third line, but he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of the Wild's top power-play unit.

February 25, 2019 01:28 AM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Departs Sunday with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg left Sunday's 2-1 win over St. Louis after falling ill, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Aberg logged 5:30 of ice time before leaving Sunday's game sick. Nothing at this point suggests the ailment will keep the Wild winger from suiting up for his team's next game Tuesday, but expect another update regarding Aberg's status to surface in the next day or so.

February 19, 2019 11:20 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Shows frustration in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (lower body) had four PIM in a 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.

Both of the minor penalties came near the end of the third period, after he slashed his former Ducks teammate Adam Henrique. Aberg has 22 points in 43 games between the Ducks and the Wild, but none of the boys in green could do anything against Ducks goalie Ryan Miller in this contest.

February 18, 2019 03:36 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

Aberg's activation was the final step in getting back onto the ice for Tuesday's matchup with Anaheim. The winger was stuck in a 12-game goal drought prior to getting hurt, while tallying three helpers, 19 shots and a concerning minus-11 rating. Aberg will likely start in a bottom-six role, but could earn more minutes if he can get out of his funk.

February 18, 2019 12:52 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Expected back Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (lower body) is slated to return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Anaheim, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

In order to suit up, Aberg will need to be activated off injured reserve. The winger will likely slot into a bottom-six role out the gate, but could push for more minutes once he gets his legs back under him. Prior to getting hurt, the Swede had five productive outings for the Wild, in which he logged three helpers, five shots and five hits while averaging 12:46 of ice time.

February 17, 2019 03:04 PM
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aberg (lower body) participated in warmups but won't play in Sunday's game versus the Blues, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Although the team said Aberg was activated from injured reserve, he technically stays on IR until he enters a game. Marcus Foligno will stay on the third line for the time being, and Aberg will look to shake this injury before Tuesday's contest versus the Ducks.

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