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May 16, 2021 09:16 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Lights lamp to force OT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen scored a goal on two shots and had a pair of hits in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1.

Kapenen put a shot off the far post and in from the right faceoff circle to square the game at 3-3 with just 3:39 left in regulation. The goal answered Brock Nelson's go-ahead tally from just 31 seconds earlier. The 24-year-old Kapanen put together 11 goals and 30 points in 40 games in his first season with the Penguins, and he opened the playoffs on the second line with Jeff Carter and Jared McCann.

May 7, 2021 12:36 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Adds two points Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.

Kapanen's assist came on a Jeff Carter power-play goal at 11:39 of the first period. In the third, Kapanen netted an insurance tally as the final goal of the game. The Finn has 11 scores, 30 points and 68 shots on net through 39 appearances. Still just 24 years old, he's taken strides to establish himself in a top-six role season.

May 5, 2021 01:09 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Supplies helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.

Kapanen has been strong since his return from a lower-body injury with seven points in eight games. The Finnish winger is up to 28 points, 66 shots, 41 hits and a plus-15 rating through 38 outings, mainly in a middle-six role.

April 30, 2021 01:57 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Comes up with two-goal showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen scored twice on two shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over Washington.

Kapanen put together his first two-goal performance since 2018-19, taking advantage of an offensive-zone takeaway late in the first period and snapping a short-side shot past Vitek Vanecek midway through the final frame. Kapanen has three goals and two assists in five games since returning from a lower-body injury.

April 22, 2021 10:52 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Effective in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Devils.

Playing in his first game since March 24, Kapanen looked like he had never left. The speedy winger set up Cody Ceci's goal late in the first period, then lit the lamp himself in the second. Checking your waiver wire for Kapanen might not be a bad idea, as he's been effective when available with eight goals and 23 points in 31 games.

April 22, 2021 04:13 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

While officially deemed a game-time decision by coach Mike Sullivan, Kapanen's activation off IR all but guarantees he'll be back in the lineup against the Devils on Thursday. The Pens held an optional skate Thursday morning, so how Kapanen fits into the line combinations likely won't become available until warmups, though a third-line spot with Teddy Blueger would prevent the team from having to shuffle up the top six. The speedy Kapanen should factor in on the No. 2 power-play unit and will no doubt be eager to end the eight-game goal drought he was stuck in prior to getting hurt.

April 22, 2021 11:08 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Game-time call Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus the Devils on Thursday. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Kappy is participating again in the morning skate. At this time, he will be a game-time decision."

If Kapanen does play Thursday, he could slot back into a top-six role alongside new addition Jeff Carter or be eased back in with the third-line assignment. While his spot in the lineup may be in flux at the onset, the Finnish winger is a lock to play alongside Evgeni Malkin (lower body) once the Russian center is cleared to suit up. In order to be in action Thursday, Kapanen will need to be activated off injured reserve, which should be a clear indication to fantasy players that he will be in the lineup.

April 21, 2021 09:40 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Skates with team Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) joined the Penguins in a non-contact jersey Tuesday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Kapanen was expected to be out 10-14 days back on April 12, which could see him ready to play in Pittsburgh's upcoming back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. Prior to getting hurt, the 24-year-old winger was bogged down in an eight-game goal drought, though four of those contests were without Evgeni Malkin (lower body) with whom Kapanen had developed strong chemistry. The duo should link back up on the Penguins' second line once both are cleared to return.

April 12, 2021 11:01 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Out 10-14 days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) is still 10-14 days from returning to action, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.

This news will likely rule Kapanen out for at least the next five games and his earliest date to return would be April 24 against the Devils. He has already missed the last nine games with his injury. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 21 points in his first season as a Penguin.

March 28, 2021 07:44 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

This move was expected, as Kapanen has been deemed week-to-week. The Penguins will also be without Evgeni Malkin (lower body) and Jason Zucker (lower body) for at least a few more games. Kapanen generated 21 points through 30 games before this injury.

March 25, 2021 06:04 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Deemed week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen (lower body) is considered week-to-week, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Kapanen suffered a lower-body injury during Wednesday's win over the Sabres. The Penguins are already playing without fellow top-six forwards Evgeni Malkin and Jason Zucker, so this is yet another blow to the Penguins' scoring upside. The 24-year-old Kapanen has collected 21 points through 30 games. He'll aim to return April 1 against the Bruins.

March 24, 2021 11:04 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Dealing with lower-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen is being evaluated for a lower-body injury after leaving Wednesday's game versus the Sabres early.

Kapanen left the ice a couple of times during Wednesday's game. The second time was for the remainder of the contest. More information on Kapanen's status isn't expected until Thursday, which puts his availability for Thursday night's game versus the Sabres in doubt.

March 7, 2021 10:28 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Racks up three points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Kapanen set up John Marino's equalizer in the first period, then scored 39 seconds later to put the Penguins ahead 2-1. In the third, Kapanen added a helper on Evgeni Malkin's tally. The 24-year-old Kapanen has six points in his last four outings, and Sunday was his fourth multi-point effort of the season. The Finn has six tallies, 10 helpers, 35 shots on net and a plus-11 rating in 21 appearances.

March 2, 2021 11:44 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Chips in with pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen scored twice, including once on the power play, on his five shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Philadelphia. He also registered two hits and was plus-3.

Kapanen got the Penguins on the board 3:39 into the second period, answering just 67 seconds after Philadelphia's Joel Farabee had opened the scoring. Kapanen added his second of the night later in the period with the man advantage, finishing a terrific passing play in which all five Penguins touched the puck. Kapanen has been a fine acquisition for Pittsburgh, collecting five goals and seven assists in 18 games, along with a plus-10 rating, after five years in Toronto.

February 24, 2021 04:04 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Comes through with OT winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen collected a goal and an assist with two shots Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Capitals.

Kapanen buried a Teddy Blueger one-time feed less than two minutes into overtime to deliver the win for Pittsburgh. The goal also ended a seven-game goal drought for Kapanen, who had last lit the lamp Jan. 30 against the Rangers. The 24-year-old also notched an assist on Jake Guentzel's second-period goal. The first-year Penguin has three goals and six assist through 14 games, and he also leads the team with a plus-8 rating.

January 30, 2021 11:28 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Scores one, assists on another
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

Kapanen scored on a breakaway midway through the second period, beating Alexander Georgiev to the glove side to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead. He also drew the second assist on Jason Zucker's goal that opened the scoring in the first period. The performance was Kapanen's first multi-point game in a Pittsburgh uniform and gave the former Maple Leaf two goals and three assists through six contests.

January 19, 2021 07:52 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen will be in the lineup against the Capitals on Tuesday.

Kapanen will be making his first appearance for the team this year after missing the first three contests while in the league's COVID-19 protocols. Originally, the team planned to have Monday off, but the ability to get Kapanen some ice time with linemate Sidney Crosby was likely too intriguing for coach Mike Sullivan to pass up.

January 18, 2021 01:08 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Could make debut Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Sullivan said that Kapanen is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Capitals. "He's cleared and available," Sullivan said. "His mobility and skating is evident. I'll have a discussion with the coaching staff."

Kapanen finished his quarantine and rejoined the team at practice Monday. There's a good chance that he's back in action Tuesday, and he'll likely slot into the top six if that's the case. Last season, the 24-year-old posted 13 goals and 36 points over 69 games with the Maple Leafs.

January 17, 2021 10:24 AM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Cleared from virus protocols
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Kapanen has finished his quarantine, but he won't suit up in Sunday's game against Washington.

The 24-year-old skated ahead of Sunday's game for the first time this season after he completed his mandatory seven-day quarantine. It's likely that the team will look to get Kapanen back into playing shape before thrusting him into the lineup, but once he returns, the Finn is expected to handle a top-six role. Evan Rodrigues and Bryan Rust are both candidates to be shuffled down the depth chart once Kapanen is cleared. Kapanen's next chance to suit up is in Tuesday game against Washington.

January 10, 2021 12:08 PM
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Begins quarantine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kapanen landed in Pittsburgh on Saturday and began his seven-day quarantine, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Kapanen will miss the first two games of the season, but he may be ready for the Jan. 17 matchup against Washington, although he wouldn't have much practice time before that outing. The 24-year-old has a chance to secure a top-six role with the Penguins after he produced 13 goals and 23 assists over 69 games with the Maple Leafs last year.

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