Gaudreau secured a two-year, $2.4 million contract from the Wild on Wednesday.
Gaudreau appeared to rediscover his offensive form with the Penguins, as he recorded 10 points in 19 regular-season contests before adding another three playoff points. Perhaps more importantly for the 28-year-old natural center is the fact that his new contract is one-way in nature, which will significantly improve his chances of avoiding time in the minors this year.
Gaudreau scored a goal on four shots and had one hit Sunday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1.
Gaudreau retrieved his own rebound in the slot and got the second chance to go from inside the right circle, tying the game at 1-1 midway through the opening period. The 28-year-old Gaudreau has now found the scoresheet in four straight games (one goal, five assists), including the end of the regular season, and he's settled in nicely as Pittsburgh's third-line center. He had 10 points with a plus-10 rating in 19 regular-season tilts in his first year as a Penguin.
Gaudreau provided three assists and went plus-4 in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.
Jeff Carter posted a four-goal performance Thursday, and Gaudreau assisted on two of those tallies, as well as one by Jared McCann. That trio of forwards combined for five goals and 10 points in the win. Gaudreau had never produced a three-point outing prior to Thursday. He now has nine points, 20 shots on net and a plus-9 rating through 18 contests.
Gaudreau notched an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Gaudreau had a secondary helper on Marcus Pettersson's opening tally in the first period. The 28-year-old Gaudreau has mainly worked in a bottom-six role when he's in the lineup. He's managed a career-high six points with 20 shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 17 contests.
Gaudreau (lower body) scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals.
After missing the previous eight games with his injury, Gaudreau immediately chipped in offensively when he converted a cross-ice pass from Jason Zucker midway through the second period to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead. It was Gaudreau's second goal in 14 games this season.
Gaudreau (lower body) is officially in the lineup for Thursday's game against Washington.
Gaudreau will return to the lineup after an eight-game absence with the lower-body issue. The 27-year-old has been decent when called upon this season, producing four points across 13 games. Gaudreau will re-enter the lineup centering the fourth line for Thursday's game.
Gaudreau (lower body) was a full participant at Thursday's game-day skate and is considered a game-time call against Washington. When asked about Pittsburgh's injured forwards, coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Tonight's lineup will be a game-time decision. They're all making progress on the ice. Obviously that's encouraging," per Pens Inside Scoop.
Even if healthy, Gaudreau's status Thursday could be dependant on whether Evgeni Malkin (lower body) is given the green light, which would push Gaudreau further down the center depth chart, though he could be moved to the wing. In 13 games for the Pens this year, the 27-year-old Quebec native garnered one goal on 17 shots and three assists while averaging 13:40 of ice time and should probably be considered a mid-range fantasy option at best.
Gaudreau (lower body) has been cleared for contact and will join Pittsburgh's four-game road trip, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Gaudreau skated in a fourth-line role Wednesday and could be in the lineup against Washington on Thursday, though the eventual return of Evgeni Malkin (lower body) would likely force Gaudreau out of the lineup or perhaps moving to the wing.
Gaudreau (lower body) joined Friday's practice in a non-contact jersey, per Pens Inside Scoop.
Gaudreau was previously labeled week-to-week and appears to be trending in the right direction. Even once cleared to play, Gaudreau could struggle to break into the lineup following the addition of Jeff Carter at the trade deadline. If Gaudreau does play, it likely will be in a bottom-six role.
Gaudreau (lower body) is considered week-to-week according to coach Mike Sullivan.
While it's certainly a blow for the Penguins, who find themselves dealing with yet another injured forward, Gaudreau was likely going to get bounced from the third-line center role anyway after the team acquired veteran Jeff Carter at the deadline. Elevated to the active roster due to injuries, the 27-year-old Quebec native garnered four points in 13 appearances for the Pens while averaging 13:40 of ice time. Depending on how long Gaudreau is out, this could spell the end of his run of NHL games this year, especially once Evgeni Malkin (lower body) and Kasperei Kapanen (lower body) are cleared to return.
Gaudreau left Sunday's game against New Jersey with a lower-body injury.
Gaudreau was on the ice for 10:36 before exiting Sunday's contest. Head coach Mike Sullivan said that he'd be evaluated once the team gets back to Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old will be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game against the Flyers.
Gaudreau was recalled to the active roster Tuesday.
Considering the Penguins are extremely thin at center with Evgeni Malkin (lower body) and Teddy Blueger (upper body) out, Gaudreau's demotion to the taxi squad was always going to be temporary. The 27-year-old Quebec native has registered four points in nine contests this year and should slot into a third-line role versus the Rangers on Tuesday.
Gaudreau was designated for the taxi squad Sunday.
Gaudreau has suited up in the Penguins' last nine games, producing four points and 13 shots on net. He could be brought back up for Tuesday's matchup against the Rangers.
Gaudreau scored a goal on his only shot and had a pair of hits Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Islanders.
Gaudreau picked up his first goal as a Penguin when he opened the scoring 5:48 into the game, going top shelf on Ilya Sorokin to finish off a 2-on-1. The goal gave the 27-year-old Gaudreau, who spent his first three NHL seasons with Nashville, a three-game point streak.
Gaudreau scored a goal and added two PIM in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
Gaudreau was promoted from the taxi squad to play in the contest. He's picked up a goal and two helpers through six appearances, mainly in a bottom-six role.
Gaudreau was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.
Gaudreau has been in Pittsburgh's lineup for the last five games and is riding a two-game point streak. Unless the Penguins get some injured forwards back, he should be recalled for Saturday's game against the Islanders.
Gaudreau was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.
Gaudreau will center the fourth line for the fourth straight game. The 27-year-old has recorded just eight points through 87 career NHL games.
Gaudreau was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, according to CapFriendly.
Gaudreau has been in the lineup for the last three games but has yet to score his first point of the season. The 27-year-old should continue suiting up with Pittsburgh while the team deals with a handful of injuries.
Gaudreau was promoted to the active roster Thursday.
Gaudreau has yet to make his season debut. With Evgeni Malkin (lower body) and Teddy Blueger (upper body) out of the lineup, Gaudreau should make his first appearance of the year Thursday. The 27-year-old last played in the NHL during the 2018-19 campaign when he scored three goals and added an assist across 55 contests.
Gaudrea was assigned to Pittsburgh's taxi squad Wednesday.
Gaudreau has frequently bounced between levels this season, a trend that will likely continue throughout the campaign.
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