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May 12, 2021 05:37 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Practices Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (ankle) joined the Penguins at practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering his injury.

Rodrigues was shelved for the last five games of the season which may have cost him a spot in the lineup come Game 1 against the Islanders following the emergence of Frederick Gaudreau. If Rodrigues does suit up, it will almost certainly be in a bottom-six role, though he will likely serve as a 13th forward in case there's an injury.

May 8, 2021 03:01 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Still sidelined Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (ankle) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Sabres.

Rodrigues hasn't played since April 29. He finishes the regular season with seven goals and 14 points in 35 games and will now set his sights on healing up for Pittsburgh's playoff run.

May 4, 2021 08:28 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (ankle) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Flyers.

Rodrigues will miss a third straight game with the injury. It's unclear if he'll be available again prior to the playoffs.

May 3, 2021 11:13 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Out again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (ankle) will be unavailable versus Philadelphia on Monday, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Rodrigues is still considered day-to-day but the quick turnaround ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Flyers could see the natural center sidelined for both ends of the back-to-back. Even once fully fit, the Toronto native could struggle to break into the lineup now that Evgeni Malkin is cleared to return and Brandon Tanev is progressing in his recovery, as well.

May 1, 2021 12:13 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (ankle) is day-to-day and will not play Saturday against Washington, Seth Rorabaugh of

Rodrigues departed early last game with the injury Thursday against Washington. It's unclear who'll enter the lineup and take his spot on the fourth line, but Sam Lafferty, Mark Jankowski and Radim Zohorna are probably the likeliest candidates.

April 29, 2021 10:20 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Leaves Thursday's game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues left Thursday's game versus the Capitals with an apparent ankle injury and was still being evaluated after the game, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Rodrigues was injured in the first period. Head coach Mike Sullivan didn't have an update on his status after the contest. It's unclear if the 27-year-old forward will be available for Saturday's rematch with the Capitals.

April 20, 2021 11:40 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Stretches point streak to three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-6 win over New Jersey.

Rodrigues gave the Penguins a 6-0 lead in the second period after assisting on Teddy Blueger's goal earlier in the middle frame. The versatile forward has a modest three-game point streak going (two goals, two assists), and Rodrigues has potted two power-play goals in his last seven games after going 23 games without a power-play point to open the season.

April 8, 2021 10:32 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: First power-play point is a GWG
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues recorded a power-play goal, an assist and three shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Rodrigues' first power-play point of the season put the Penguins up 3-1 in the second period and turned into the game-winner when the Rangers got one back in the third. He has five goals and five assists in 24 games this season, with three of those goals coming in Rodrigues' last eight appearances.

March 28, 2021 01:32 AM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Chips in with another goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues scored a goal on two shots Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Islanders.

Rodrigues lit the lamp for the second time in the last three games, burying a wrister from the top of the left circle to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead midway through the first period. The 27-year-old has four goals and three assists in 19 games in his first full season in Pittsburgh.

March 24, 2021 11:24 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Lights lamp against old team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues scored a goal on a game-high eight shots in a 5-2 win over the Sabres on Wednesday.

Rodrigues, who was acquired from Buffalo at last year's trade deadline, opened the scoring 7:36 into the game with an easy tap-in of a Sam Lafferty pass to finish off a 3-on-1 rush. It was just the second goal all season for the 27-year-old, whose eight shots represented a career high.

March 15, 2021 11:16 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Nabs first goal in two months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues scored a goal on two shots in a 4-1 win over Boston on Monday.

Rodrigues got the Penguins on the board with 3:09 left in the first period, slipping a long shot past Jaroslav Halak from along the boards outside of the left faceoff circle. It was the second goal of the year for Rodrigues and his first since Jan. 17, breaking a drought of eight games.

March 7, 2021 11:00 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Snags assist Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Rodrigues was playing in just his second game since he was activated off of injured reserve. The 27-year-old lost 16 games to a lower-body injury. He has two points, 12 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating through eight outings. With bottom-six duties ahead, Rodrigues shouldn't attract much attention in fantasy.

March 6, 2021 12:40 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Back at it
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve and will return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Flyers.

Rodrigues has been sidelined since late January with a lower-body injury, but he'll return to action Saturday, skating on the Penguins' fourth line against Philadelphia. He picked up one goal through the first six games of the season before going down with a long-term issue.

March 4, 2021 11:20 AM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Not ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) is skating with the team but won't be available versus Philadelphia on Thursday. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Brian Dumoulin (lower body) and Evan Rodrigues are skating with the team right now. They will not play tonight."

Rodrigues did take line rushes with the second power-play unit Wednesday, so it's clear he is getting closer to playing. In the meantime, Colton Sceviour and Anthony Angello figure to remain in the lineup until Jankowski is given the all-clear. Once activated off injured reserve, the 26-year-old center should resume his place on the fourth line.

March 3, 2021 11:01 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Sporting regular sweater Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) practiced with the team Wednesday in a regular jersey, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

In six games prior to getting hurt, Rodrigues garnered one goal on 12 shots, three hits and a minus-4 rating while averaging 15:52 of ice time. With Jason Zucker (lower body) sidelined, the 27-year-old Rodrigues could be in the mix for a spot in the top six, especially while Sidney Crosby (COVID-19 protocols) is also unavailable. Still, once fully fit, Rodrigues projects as a bottom-six player who may be bounced from the lineup as a healthy scratch periodically.

February 19, 2021 03:20 AM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Skates solo Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) is progressing in his recovery and was able to take a twirl on the ice Thursday.

Rodrigues has yet to sit out the full 10 days after being placed on injured reserve, so the earliest the center could be activated off LTIR would be Feb. 23 versus Washington. Once given the green light, Rodrigues should challenge Sam Lafferty for a spot on the fourth line but is unlikely to push for a larger role this season.

January 28, 2021 05:12 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Lands on long-term IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) was designated for long-term injured reserve Thursday retroactive to Jan. 24, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Even with the retroactive tag, Rodrigues won't be eligible to play until Feb. 16 against the Capitals at the earliest. With Zach Aston-Reese (shoulder) also still on the shelf, the final roster spot will likely be open for competition between youngsters Drew O'Connor and Sam Lafferty, with O'Connor having played most recently against Boston on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Rodrigues was seeing minutes on the Pens' top line with Sidney Crosby prior to getting hurt but may struggle to pry that role away from Bryan Rust even once cleared to play.

January 27, 2021 05:52 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Penguins placed Rodrigues (lower body) on injured reserve Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Rodrigues is expected to be sidelined long term with a lower-body injury, so this move was expected. The 27-year-old forward has only picked up one goal in six games this campaign, so his absence won't impact many fantasy lineups.

January 25, 2021 03:08 PM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Facing extended absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) is set to miss some time after coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Evan's longer-term with a lower-body injury."

Rodrigues will be the fourth Penguins player expected to be sidelined for a chunk of time. With the Toronto native unavailable, Bryan Rust appears slated for a first-line role while Drew O'Connor may be poised to make his NHL debut as early as Tuesday's matchup with Boston.

January 25, 2021 02:56 AM
Penguins' Evan Rodrigues: Exits Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodrigues (lower body) left Sunday's game against the Rangers and did not return, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

Rodrigues collided with Rangers forward Filip Chytil, and both players left the contest. The 27-year-old recorded one shot and skated just under nine minutes before exiting. Should he miss any time, Sam Lafferty could get into the lineup.

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