McCann secured a two-year, $5.88 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Friday.
Despite a disappointing postseason in which McCann served as a healthy scratch in Game 3 against Montreal, the Penguins have decided to extend the restricted free agent for two more years. The Ontario native has moved all around Pittsburgh's lines but should slot in as the third-line center next season. Despite the fact he just signed a new contract, McCann could still be on the trade block for general manager Jim Rutherford.
McCann is not in the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 against Montreal, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. He is a presumed healthy scratch.
McCann hasn't received the "unfit to play" label, so this appears to be a coach's decision in favor of Sam Lafferty, who is in the lineup Wednesday. McCann provided solid secondary scoring in the regular season (35 points in 66 games) and skated 7:43 of power-play time across Games 1 and 2, so his scratch comes as a bit of a surprise. By comparison, Lafferty recorded six goals and seven assists in 50 games this season.
McCann (upper body) provided an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
McCann missed one game with his injury. The 23-year-old forward now has 33 points, 138 shots, 86 hits and a plus-7 rating in 60 contests. He's likely to remain in a middle-six role down the stretch.
McCann (upper body) will return to the lineup Friday versus the Ducks.
McCann missed one game with the minor injury. He'll skate on a line with Patrick Marleau and Dominik Simon, while Sam Lafferty will head to the press box as a healthy scratch.
McCann will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Ducks, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
McCann missed Wednesday's loss to the Kings with an upper-body issue, but whatever held him out of that contest clearly isn't overly serious. Confirmation on his status against Anaheim likely won't surface until the Penguins take the ice for pregame warmups, so fantasy owners considering using him in daily lineups should plan accordingly.
McCann (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
McCann hasn't skated for a couple of days, and the team is evaluating the severity of his upper-body injury. The 23-year-old bounces around the lineup, but his absence opens the door for Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary to enter the lineup.
McCann registered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 rout of the Leafs.
While McCann remains bogged down in a 12-game goal drought, he did pick up four helpers over that stretch. The natural center's inability to find the back of the net certainly isn't for a lack of trying, as he's racked up 33 shots over that stretch. With Evgeni Malkin under the weather, McCann slotted into the second-line center role versus Toronto on Tuesday.
McCann recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Capitals.
McCann has helpers in back-to-back games yet hasn't scored in his last six outings. The natural center's prolonged scoring drought could further fuel general manager Jim Rutherford to hit the trade market in the hopes of finding a winger to play with Sidney Crosby. If that happens, McCann could move back to the third-line center role.
McCann scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over the Wild.
McCann continued his red-hot pace, as he scored a goal in his third straight game. With the return of Sidney Crosby, the 23-year-old McCann now finds himself lined up as the first-line left wing, instead of his usual center role. Already a solid fantasy play, the Ontario native's assignment alongside Crosby makes him a top-end value option. On the year, Pittsburgh is 11-1-1 when McCann finds the back of the net, so coach Mike Sullivan will no doubt want to keep him rolling.
McCann scored a power-play goal and had a team-leading five shots Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.
McCann opened the scoring less than three minutes into the game, scoring his 13th goal of the season. The 23-year-old, who was a first-round pick of Vancouver in 2014, has really clicked since joining the Penguins; he has 24 goals and 43 points in 75 games since being acquired from Florida during the 2018-19 season.
McCann tallied the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche
Matt Murray let in the tying goal by the Avalanche's Matt Calvert in the final minute of the third period. McCann made sure the Penguins would win by scoring in the added frame. It's the 12th goal and 25th point of the season for the 23-year-old, who also has 87 shots on goal, 64 hits and a plus-14 rating in 42 games this season. He's on track for his first 40-point output in his fifth NHL campaign.
McCann scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers.
McCann converted a 2-on-1 rush four minutes into the first period to pull the Penguins even at 1-1. That was the extent of the offensive for Pittsburgh, which gave up three unanswered Panthers goals after that. McCann's goal was his first in seven games and gave him 11 goals and 24 points in 40 games this season. The 23-year-old has 22 goals in 72 games with Pittsburgh since being acquired during the 2018-19 season. He had 27 goals in 212 career games with Vancouver and Florida prior to that.
McCann registered an assist and three hits in Monday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
McCann provided the secondary assist on Patric Hornqvist's goal at 16:51 of the second period. After taking just one assist in the first five games in December, McCann has a goal and four helpers over his last seven appearances. He's produced a solid 23 points, 76 shots on goal and 59 hits through 37 outings in 2019-20.
McCann notched a power-play helper and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
McCann set up Jake Guentzel for the Penguins' only goal of the game. The 23-year-old has found a groove with three points in his last four contests. McCann is up to 21 points, 72 shots and 55 hits in 34 appearances this season.
McCann registered an assist in Saturday's shootout win over Los Angeles.
McCann ended a four-game pointless streak but still hasn't found the back of the net in nine straight. The center logged 4:17 of ice time with the man advantage, second highest on the team behind Kris Letang. Once the Penguins get Evgeni Malkin (illness) and Sidney Crosby (groin) back into the lineup, the 23-year-old McCann could find himself relegated to a third-line role and bumped down to the No. 2 power-play unit.
McCann scored his ninth goal of the year during Monday's 3-2 overtime win versus the Flames.
McCann's night began with a secondary assist on Alex Galchenyuk's power-play goal in the first period. He would add a goal of his own in the second frame, the two points moving McCann up to 16 points through 22 contests this season. The 23-year-old is almost certainly going to pass his career mark of 35 points in a season, needing just 20 more points over the remainder of the year to eclipse his personal best from 2018-19.
McCann scored a goal on four shots and had two PIM in Friday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
McCann provided an insurance goal early in the third period to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 3-1. It was McCann's eighth goal in 21 games this season, putting him on track to eclipse the career-high 19 goals he had in 78 games a year ago. McCann has been particularly productive in November, reaching the scoresheet in seven of 10 games and totaling nine points.
McCann scored his sixth goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
McCann's goal scored midway through the second period came on a Pittsburgh power play. In the last four games, McCann has found the scoresheet six times (two goals, four assists).
McCann finished with a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders.
McCann broke open the floodgates by lighting the lamp 1:38 into the third period, and he proceeded to assist on Pittsburgh's next two goals as the team erased a 3-0 deficit to halt the Islanders' win streak at 10 games. This was McCann's second three-point effort of the season, but he has just three points in the other 12 games combined.
McCann earned an assist in Monday's 6-4 defeat to the Bruins.
Since returning from a lower-body injury, McCann is averaging just 11:42 of ice time, over two minutes less than his season average. Alex Galchenyuk and Evgeni Malkin returning to the lineup has seen McCann dropped into a third-line role, which is no doubt responsible for his drop in ice time. Barring another run of forward injuries, the natural center will be hard pressed to work his way into a top-six role, which limits his fantasy value the rest of the season.
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