McCann will be Seattle's selection from Toronto in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
McCann's ability to play center and wing likely factored into the Kraken's decision to bring him into the organization, not to mentioned he's posted 14 goals and 30-plus points in back-to-back seasons while playing for the Penguins. Barring several elite forward additions, McCann should be a near-lock for the top six in Seattle.
McCann was traded to the Maple Leafs from the Penguins in exchange for Filip Hallander and a seventh-round pick Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
McCann was pretty productive for the Penguins in 2020-21, notching 14 goals, 32 points and 93 shots through 43 contests. The 25-year-old forward will likely see middle-six minutes and steady power-play time with the Maple Leafs next season.
McCann scored a goal and dished a pair of assists in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.
McCann assisted on the first and fourth of Jeff Carter's tallies in the contest. In between those goals, McCann's second-period marker ended up counting as the game-winner. The 24-year-old forward has 14 tallies, 32 points, a plus-16 rating and 90 shots on net through 42 appearances as a middle-six forward.
McCann produced an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
McCann set up Marcus Pettersson's opening tally 1:44 into the game. The 24-year-old McCann has dropped into a third-line role with Evgeni Malkin back from a lower-body injury. That has also cost McCann a role on the top power-play unit. The Ontario native has put together a solid year with 29 points, 88 shots, a plus-12 rating and 38 hits through 41 contests.
McCann had two assists along with two shots and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals.
McCann figured in on Kasperi Kapanen's game-tying goal midway through the third period, and also set up Jake Guentzel's overtime winner. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a strong second season in Pittsburgh, notching 13 goals and 15 assists in 38 games.
McCann dished out a pair of assists in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Devils.
McCann has at least a point in three consecutive games and 11 of the past 14, as he's long since put a slow start behind him. He has 12 goals and 25 points in 33 appearances this season. While it would take a torrid last 10 games, McCann has worked his way within striking distance of reaching the career-best 35 points he posted in each of the past two seasons.
McCann recorded a power-play assist, two shots on net and four blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
McCann's power-play prowess was displayed again when he earned an assist on the first of Jake Guentzel's two goals in the third period. The 24-year-old McCann is at 21 points through 29 appearances, with nine of those points coming with the man advantage. The center has added 63 shots and a plus-7 rating, although the four blocks he posted Sunday isn't typical. He's blocked multiple shots in only two games this year and has just 13 total.
McCann scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
The 24-year-old continues to make an impact with the man advantage. McCann has racked up six goals and 10 points over the last nine games, with most of that production (five goals and two helpers) coming on the power play. On the season, he has 11 goals and 20 points through 28 contests in what has become a breakout campaign.
McCann registered two assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.
McCann, who centered Pittsburgh's makeshift second line between Zach Aston-Reese and Evan Rodrigues, set up tallies by Rodrigues and Bryan Rust (PP) to support the Penguins' onslaught. It was the second straight multi-point effort by McCann, who scored a pair of goals Thursday against Buffalo. The 24-year-old has 15 points and a plus-12 rating in 22 games this season.
Per Josh Getzoff of PensTV, McCann (upper body) has been activated off injured reserve, indicating he'll return to the lineup Saturday against New Jersey.
McCann is expected to skate on the Penguins' second line and second power-play unit Saturday. He's picked up 10 points through 17 games this season.
McCann (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's clash with the Devils. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Jared McCann skated in a full capacity today, full contact. He will be a game-time decision tomorrow."
McCann's potential return would be a huge boost for the Penguins, as they'll be without Evgeni Malkin (lower body) for at least a week if not longer. In addition to taking over as the No. 2 center, McCann should be expected to link up with the second power-play unit. Prior to getting hurt, the 24-year-old Ontario native garnered five points in his previous six outings. In order to suit up Saturday, McCann will need to be activated off injured reserve.
McCann (upper body) won't be an option against the Devils on Thursday but has been cleared for full contact.
With Evgeni Malkin (lower body) sidelined, the Penguins could really use McCann in the lineup to step into the second-line center role. Instead, it seems Evan Rodrigues figures to be tasked with that responsibility. Prior to getting hurt, the 24-year-old McCann was starting to produce offensively with three goals and two assists in his last six contests.
McCann (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Bruins.
McCann was considered a game-time decision, but he'll miss a fifth straight game. The 24-year-old's next chance to play is Thursday against the Devils. Evan Rodrigues will continue to skate on the second line in McCann's place.
McCann (upper body) will be a game-time call ahead of Tuesday's clash with Boston, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
McCann will likely retake his spot on the second line alongside Evgeni Malkin and Kasperi Kapanen once given the green light to resume playing. While officially a game-time decision, McCann will need to be activated off injured reserve in order to play, which will be a clear indication of his availability against the Bruins.
McCann (upper body) skated solo Monday but won't be an option against Boston.
McCann will be on the shelf for his fourth straight contest due to his upper-body issue. Considering the Penguins are set to play five times over the next seven days, McCann may be hard-pressed to work his way back into the lineup given the limited practice opportunities.
McCann (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
McCann will have to miss a minimum of three games -- he's already been out for one. His earliest eligibility to return is Monday versus the Bruins.
McCann (upper body) is considered day-to-day and won't be available versus the Rangers on Tuesday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.
McCann's absence will stretch the Pens' forward compliment that is already without Jason Zucker (lower body). Prior to getting hurt, McCann was rolling with five points in his previous six contests while in a second-line role. In his stead, Evan Rodrigues, Zach Aston-Reese or Brandon Tanev could all be in line for a top-six spot.
McCann suffered an upper-body injury versus the Rangers on Sunday. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Jared is being evaluated for an upper-body injury... He's playing really well for us. He's got good offensive instincts. It's discouraging to see him go down with an injury. Hopefully, it won't be too long and we get some positive news."
McCann's potential absence would be a significant blow for the Penguins as they are already without Jason Zucker (lower body). If McCann is unable to play in Tuesday's tilt with New York, Evan Rodrigues would be the most likely candidate to move into a top-six role.
McCann left Sunday's game against the Rangers with an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
An update should be available before Tuesday's rematch with the Rangers. The 24-year-old has 10 points through 17 games and is currently on a four-game point streak after picking up an assist Sunday.
McCann (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Islanders.
McCann has gained clearance after seven games in the press box. The 24-year-old posted two goals and three assists through the first 11 games. He's set up well to get back on track offensively, as he'll start on a line with Evgeni Malkin.
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