Sprong scored his 14th goal of the season in a 5-2 win over the Kings.
The goal, coming late in the second period, stood as the game-winning score. Sprong has accumulated 23 points in 63 games between the Ducks and Penguins this year, as well as firing 125 shots on goal. He's a second-round pick from 2015, and may be able to carve out a larger role in 2019-20.
Sprong scored again Tuesday in a 3-2 win over the Predators.
Sprong has three tallies on his last four shots, coming in a three-game goal scoring stretch for the winger. He went plus-2 in Tuesday's contest. The second round pick from 2015 now has 20 points (12 goals, eight assists) over 53 appearances this year. While he's hot, he could make for a good DFS value pick Thursday against the Coyotes or Friday at the Avalanche. Bear in mind, though, that he remains on the fourth line despite his recent success.
Sprong scored for the second game in a row in the Ducks' loss to the Kings on Sunday night.
It was a goal befitting a fourth-liner, as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick failed to clear a puck past Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf, and the ricochet landed in front of an open net to Sprong, who scored his 11th goal of the season.
Sprong scored his 10th goal of the season in Friday's 8-2 win over the Canadiens.
Sprong's tally 6:39 into the first period opened a veritable flood of goals for the usually moribund Ducks offense. Sprong has a career-high 18 points in 51 games between the Penguins and Ducks this season, his first full campaign at the NHL level. The Dutch winger doesn't have much physicality in his game, however, and his fantasy value is minor for the remainder of this season.
Sprong has only one goal in 12 appearances since the All-Star break.
He's found himself in the press box a bit, getting healthy scratched four times in that span. Sprong is shooting at a rate of over two shots per game since being traded to the Ducks, but the scoring success he found initially has dried up.
Sprong had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over New Jersey.
Sprong has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last five games after delivering just two goals in his previous nine games. He's a talented winger, but young. Sprong needs to find consistency, so perhaps this five-game spread is a tonic that will nourish a post All-Star bump.
Sprong scored both Anaheim goals in a 2-1 overtime win over Columbus on Saturday.
Sprong already has three goals in five games with the Ducks after putting up just four assists in 16 games with the Penguins. Maybe the west coast is the elixir he needed to fire up his game. Pull Sprong off the wire. The Ducks are hot and he might help.
Sprong notched a goal in his first game in a Ducks uniform against Chicago on Wednesday.
Sprong -- who was swapped for defenseman Marcus Pettersson on Monday -- was immediately slotted into a top-six role with his new club, something that wasn't going to happen in Pittsburgh. The winger will have his first chance at a revenge game versus his former club Dec. 17 at PPG Paints Arena.
Sprong was traded from the Penguins to the Ducks in exchange for Marcus Pettersson on Monday, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.
Sprong had a great year in the AHL last season, notching 32 goals and 33 assists in 65 games. However, he hasn't been able to stick with the Penguins. The 21-year-old has played in 16 games this season, but he's averaged 8:34 in ice time, and has been a healthy scratch recently. The Ducks have less depth at forward. This could be the chance Sprong needs to finally crack a lineup regularly.
Sprong was once again relegated to the press box against the Stars on Wednesday.
With injuries to Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen (lower body), Sprong had seen action in the Pens' previous two outings, but with Sid the Kid back in the fold, the winger was once again stuck in an observer role. The highly-touted prospect hasn't been able to pry a spot in the lineup away from Dominik Simon or Zach Aston-Reese, which has caused his name to begin swirling among the trade winds.
Sprong notched a helper in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Montreal.
Sprong assisted Riley Sheahan on the team's lone goal Saturday. With two points already, the 21-year-old Amsterdam native is now only one point down from his career-best total from 2017-18, which figures to be bested sooner than later.
Sprong (lower body) is healthy and available for Thursday's Opening Night clash with Washington, Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
While Sprong is slated to start on the Penguins' fourth line, he could still log some time on the second power-play unit -- although given the firepower contained in the first group, the No. 2 PP tends to be underutilized in Pittsburgh. Still, the highly-touted winger will be looking to make an impact and work his way up to a top-six role and an increased workload.
Sprong (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice session in a regular sweater, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
At this point in the season, if Sprong wasn't going to play against the Capitals on Thursday, the team almost certainly would have put him on injured reserve. The fact that the Penguins used a spot on the 23-man roster for the dynamic winger is a good indication he will be available Opening Night.
Sprong (lower body) took contact Monday and told reporters he "should be ready to go for Thursday," Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
In addition to Sprong's self diagnosis, the club also reassigned Zach Aston-Reese to the minors, a move it would be unlikely to make if the Danish winger wasn't healthy. Fantasy owners will want to check back ahead of Thursday's clash with Washington, but early indications are he will be in the lineup.
Sprong (lower body) skated Sunday morning, Seth Rorabaugh of The Athletic reports.
Sprong appeared to suffer a knee-to-knee collision during Wednesday's preseason contest against Buffalo. Fortunately, he did practice Thursday and it sounds like he should be healthy in time for the season opener on Thursday against Washington.
Sprong is considered day-to-day due to a lower body injury.
Per Seth Rorabaugh of The Athletic, Sprong appeared to have a knee-to-knee collision during Wednesday's game, which could be the cause behind his injury. He was reportedly a full participant at Thursday's practice session, which is a good sign, but he's battling a nagging issue that could leave his status in doubt for Friday's preseason finale agaist the Blue Jackets. If he can't go, the winger would then take aim at retaking the ice for the regular-season opener against the Capitals next Thursday.
Sprong secured a two-year, $1.5 million contract with Pittsburgh on Monday.
Sprong has already been tabbed for the 23-man roster by general manager Jim Rutherford, which means this deal was only a matter of time. The winger racked up 32 goals and 33 helpers in 65 outings with the Baby Pens last year, in addition to notching a trio of points in eight NHL contests. Given coach Mike Sullivan's penchant for putting young players on Sidney Crosby's wing, one has to wonder if Sprong will get a look at a top-line spot during training camp.
According to general manager Jim Rutherford, Sprong will be on the 23-man roster for Pittsburgh next season, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
Since being drafted by the organization in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft, the Penguins' fan base has been clamoring for Sprong to get a shot in the NHL. Considering the winger led AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in goals (32) and assists (33), it shouldn't come as a surprise the team is going to add him to the roster for 2018-19.
Sprong was on the ice for morning skate ahead of Game 4 against the visiting Capitals on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Included among the Black Aces called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last Saturday, Sprong could be sent to the ice for his playoff debut Thursday night. Pittsburgh could certainly use a boost from the crafty winger as the two-time defending champions are currently down 2-1 in the series. The 21-year-old averaged a point per game with the Baby Pens this season to supplement three points over eight contests at the highest level.
Sprong was recalled Saturday along with Josh Jooris, Thomas Di Pauli, Adam Johnson, Teddy Blueger, Garrett Wilson, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Lukas Bengtsson, Chris Summers, Jared Tinordi, Andrey Pedan, Tristan Jarry and Michael Leighton, Seth Rorabaugh of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Sprong joins a large group of "Black Aces" -- a troop of players on hand just in the event that they are needed due to injury. The 21-year-old winger wasn't ready for the NHL in his first stint during 2015-16, but he could be a candidate to challenge for an Opening Night roster spot next season after totaling 65 points -- 32 goals and 33 assists -- in 65 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. However, he and the rest of the players recalled Saturday will likely spend the remainder of the playoffs watching the Penguins from the press box.
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