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March 27, 2018 04:29 PM
Christian Ehrhoff: Retiring from professional hockey
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Ehrhoff will hang up his skates and call it a career, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

Ehrhoff logged 52 games for DEL Cologne this season, in which he tallied eight goals and 23 helpers. The highlight of the veteran's season came when he helped Germany win a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the NHL, the blueliner appeared in 789 games spread out across six organizations. The 35-year-old's contract buyout with the Sabres -- a $40 million, 10-year contract signed in 2011 -- will see him continue to get paid by the club through the 2027-28 season.

October 25, 2016 12:33 AM
Christian Ehrhoff: Signs with German club
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Ehrhoff signed with Kolner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on Monday.

Ehrhoff was in camp on a professional tryout agreement with the Bruins, but after failing to secure a commitment for consistent play time, opted to walk away from the tryout. Instead the 34-year-old returns to the DHL where he began his career and last played during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. After bouncing around the NHL the last few years, it seems unlikely the veteran will be returning to North America to play hockey in the near future.

October 10, 2016 02:20 PM
Christian Ehrhoff: Not planning to sign with Boston
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Ehrhoff -- who was with the Bruins on a professional tryout agreement -- has reportedly elected not to sign with the team, CSN New England reports.

Per the report, Ehrhoff preferred to move on after learning that he wasn't in line to be one of the Bruins' top six blueliners. Ehrhoff -- who showed well during the World Cup of Hockey -- could catch on elsewhere, however, after playing capably during his brief stint with Boston.

October 1, 2016 10:20 PM
Bruins' Christian Ehrhoff: Inks PTO with Boston
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Ehrhoff inked a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with Boston on Friday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Ehrhoff had been an unrestricted free agent throughout the offseason but after a WCOH appearance for Team Europe, the Bruins decided to give the 34-year-old a shot to make their roster. It seems likely that the defenseman's best years are behind him as he hasn't contributed more than 14 points since the 2013-14 campaign, but with 789 games of NHL experience under his belt, his hockey acumen alone could land him on a third or fourth pair on Boston's defense.

February 26, 2016 06:41 PM
Blackhawks' Christian Ehrhoff: Dealt to Chicago
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Ehrhoff has been traded to the Blackhawks in exchange for Rob Scuderi, Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune reports.

This is essentially a lateral swap of defenders who had been waived by their former clubs in 2015-16. Ehrhoff, who reportedly will cost the Blackhawks $1.25 million (after the Kings pay 15 percent of his salary) joins his fourth different club since 2013-14, having been a part of the Sabres, Penguins and Kings over that span. His tour with the Blackhawks might even be short lived as he'll become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

February 11, 2016 03:03 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Cleares waivers Thursday
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Ehrhoff will be assigned to AHL Ontario after clearing waivers Thursday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Ehrhoff finds himself in an unfamiliar situation after being a highly sought-after acquisition just two seasons ago. However, an injury-plagued year in Pittsburgh as well as his poor form with the Kings -- a meager 10 points in 40 contests -- has led to the defenseman going unclaimed off the waiver wire. The 33-year-old has not suited up in the AHL since the 2004-05 campaign with the Cleveland Barons.

February 10, 2016 12:59 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Placed on waivers
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Ehrhoff was placed on waivers by the Kings on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

In a bit of a surprising move, the Kings have decided to take their chances with the other blueliners on the roster, and will likely lose Ehrhoff on waivers to another club. The veteran blueliner has 11 points through 40 contests this season, but posted a minus-10 rating and hasn't seen as much action of late. Still, many teams are in need of another defenseman, so expect another update when he's claimed, assuming that's the case.

February 9, 2016 10:57 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Tacks on two late helpers in blowout win
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Ehrhoff notched assists on the Kings' last two goals -- one of them on a power play -- in Tuesday's 9-2 beatdown of the Bruins.

Things were well in hand already, but Ehrhoff knows these stats are going to end up on the back of his hockey card, and he's now finally cleared double-digit points for the season. This was actually his first multi-point game in 2015-16, as Ehrhoff generally plays very slim minutes -- just 12:33 in this one, not at all out of line with his recent usage -- and has often served as a healthy scratch recently. In fact, he'd sat out five of the Kings' last eight games.

December 5, 2015 09:46 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Gets revenge Saturday
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Ehrhoff scored his first goal in 37 games Saturday against Pittsburgh.

The former Penguins skater has served as an occasional healthy scratch for the Kings, but games like Saturday figure to boost his confidence (and increase his opportunities). Ehrhoff now has seven points (1G, 6A) in 21 games. After scoring his first five points on the power play, the blueliner's last two points have come at even strength.

November 30, 2015 10:10 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Earns assist Saturday
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Ehrhoff earned an assist Saturday, setting up the Kings' 3-2 comeback win against Chicago.

Ehrhoff has struggled since moving to Los Angeles in the offseason. The defenseman missed four of his last 10 games and has seen his average ice time drop to 16:20, compared to 21:46 last season. In addition to a reduction in ice time, the 33-year-old has a plus-minus of minus-6, second worst on the team. Despite his struggles, however, Ehrhoff is tied with Drew Doughty for the lead on the Kings' blue line in power-play points.

November 2, 2015 09:03 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Suits up Monday
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Ehrhoff (neck) suited up for Monday's game against the Blackhawks, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register.

Ehrhoff left the Kings' last game Saturday with the injury, but he was able to return to action Monday night. After failing to tally a point in the Kings' first five games of the season, Ehrhoff notched three assists in the five games leading up to Monday's contest.

November 2, 2015 03:49 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Expected to play Monday
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Ehrhoff practiced Sunday and expects to play Monday against Chicago, LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports.

After dealing with multiple injuries since leaving Vancouver following the 2010-11 season, Ehrhoff has yet to replicate his offensive production as a Canuck. However, with his big shot from the point, Ehrhoff continues to average 2:39 of power play time on ice per game, maintaining the possibility for him to score around 30 points this season.

October 31, 2015 06:19 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Exits Saturday's game with injury
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Ehrhoff exited Saturday's game against the Predators with an upper-body injury and is not expected to return, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Ehrhoff suffered the injury after taking a hard, and somewhat questionable, hit from Nashville's Mike Ribeiro behind the net. The Kings should provide an update on the blueliner's status once they have an opportunity to evaluate him further, but his status for Monday's tilt against the Blackhawks is up in the air at this point in time.

October 19, 2015 06:15 PM
Kings' Christian Ehrhoff: Slow start with the Kings
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Ehroff missed all 11 of his shots and has a minus-5 rating to show so far for the Kings since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

During the free agency period in the offseason, Ehroff left Pittsburgh to join the Kings. This change of pace may explain why he's been unproductive this season, but the defenseman is averaging 18 minutes on ice since the start of the season, which is plenty of time to show his worth. However, it's still early and Ehroff is a solid player with potential to improve in the season ahead.

June 1, 2015 02:36 PM
Ehrhoff admitted Sunday that it was a concussion that had sidelined him since March 24, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.
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Ehrhoff admitted Sunday that it was a concussion that had sidelined him since March 24, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.

June 1, 2015 02:45 PM
Ehrhoff (upper body) did not participate in Monday's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.While the Penguins' lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Rangers hasn't been finalized, the report relays via coach Mike Johnston that Ehrhoff "just hasn't been progressing," which suggests that the blueliner can be effectively ruled out for the contest.
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Ehrhoff (upper body) did not participate in Monday's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.While the Penguins' lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Rangers hasn't been finalized, the report relays via coach Mike Johnston that Ehrhoff "just hasn't been progressing," which suggests that the blueliner can be effectively ruled out for the contest.

June 1, 2015 02:47 PM
Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.Ehrhoff was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to make his return to the Pens' lineup. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.
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Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.Ehrhoff was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to make his return to the Pens' lineup. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.

June 1, 2015 02:47 PM
Ehrhoff (upper body) participated in the Penguins morning skate on Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Ehrhoff is still questionable to play in Game 2, but the fact that he was able to participate in the Penguin's morning skate indicates that he has a legitimate shot of returning to Pittsburgh's lineup on Saturday. The team will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.
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Ehrhoff (upper body) participated in the Penguins morning skate on Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Ehrhoff is still questionable to play in Game 2, but the fact that he was able to participate in the Penguin's morning skate indicates that he has a legitimate shot of returning to Pittsburgh's lineup on Saturday. The team will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.

June 1, 2015 02:48 PM
Ehrhoff (upper body) remains day-to-day in advance of Game 2 against the Rangers, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.Both Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot are questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday, as the team did not provide an update on their respective statuses Friday. Look for more information following Saturday's morning skate.
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Ehrhoff (upper body) remains day-to-day in advance of Game 2 against the Rangers, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.Both Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot are questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday, as the team did not provide an update on their respective statuses Friday. Look for more information following Saturday's morning skate.

June 1, 2015 02:51 PM
Ehrhoff (upper body) will not play in Game 1 of the Pens' playoff series with the Rangers on Thursday.On a positive note, Ehrhoff said that he's now in the day-to-day phase of his recovery after being cleared to take contact Tuesday. He participated in Wednesday's practice in a limited fashion, but should increase his involvement over the next couple of days. A return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 in New York shouldn't be ruled out.
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Ehrhoff (upper body) will not play in Game 1 of the Pens' playoff series with the Rangers on Thursday.On a positive note, Ehrhoff said that he's now in the day-to-day phase of his recovery after being cleared to take contact Tuesday. He participated in Wednesday's practice in a limited fashion, but should increase his involvement over the next couple of days. A return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 in New York shouldn't be ruled out.