Friedman scored a goal on two shots, logged three hits and picked up a fighting major in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Friedman tallied an empty-net goal in the third period. Prior to that, he dropped the gloves with winger Joel Farabee in the second. Friedman, a former Flyer, has made just eight NHL appearances this season. He has three points, all in four games since he joined the Penguins after the Flyers waived him.
The Penguins activated Friedman (upper body) from injured reserve Sunday.
Friedman has not seen game action since Mar. 4, dealing with his lingering upper-body issue but appears on track for a return. The 25-year-old has played just two games this season, earning a goal and an assist to go along with a plus-3 rating. It's unclear if Friedman will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Buffalo, but if he does, he'll likely replace Marcus Pettersson or Cody Ceci.
Friedman (upper body) was cleared for contact Thursday but won't be in the lineup against New Jersey.
Friedman will be sidelined for the eighth consecutive contest due to his lingering upper-body issue but appears to be nearing a return to action. Even once given the green light, it's unclear where Friedman might fit into the lineup now that Brian Dumoulin is back and John Marino (upper body) is getting closer. The 23-year-old Friedman may have to settle for a spot in the press box as a healthy scratch.
Friedman (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday retroactive to March 4.
Even by using a retroactive designation, Friedman will still miss the team's clash with the Rangers on Tuesday. With Brian Dumoulin back in the lineup, Mark Friedman was unlikely to suit up against the Rangers anyway given the club's defensive depth.
Friedman (upper body) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Friedman has now missed the last two games with his upper-body issue. The blueliner scored a point in each of his first two games since joining the Penguins and should be back in the lineup once he's healthy. His next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Rangers.
Head coach Mike Sullivan said Saturday that Friedman (upper body) is considered day-to-day.
Friedman sat out Friday's practice and was unable to play in Saturday's win over the Flyers. The 25-year-old was impressive in his first two games for the Penguins, recording a goal and an assist, and he could be back in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Rangers.
Friedman continues to be evaluated for an upper-body injury after missing Friday's practice session, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Since joining the Penguins, Friedman has racked up one goal on one shot, one assist and four hits while averaging just 7:40 of ice time. Even once healthy, Friendman could find himself watching from the press box once Brian Dumoulin (lower body) is cleared to play.
Friedman (upper body) was injured during the second period of Thursday's game versus the Flyers.
Friedman took a hard hit from Flyers forward Nolan Patrick and the former immediately went to the locker room. The 25-year-old Friedman did not return at the start of the third period, so the Penguins will likely have to finish the game with five defensemen. Should he miss Saturday's rematch with the Flyers, Pierre-Olivier Joseph would most likely re-enter the lineup.
The Penguins claimed Friedman off waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Pittsburgh's blue-line corps is still a bit banged up, so Friedman will offer some solid veteran depth on the back end. He's picked up one helper in 11 NHL appearances over the past three campaigns.
Friedman was waived by Philadelphia on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Friedman has been a healthy scratch for all but one of the Flyers' last eight games, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll likely be assigned to Philly's taxi squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Friedman (face) was taken out of Thursday's game versus the Bruins for precautionary reasons, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Friedman was injured in the second period and didn't return to the game. In head coach Alain Vigneault's postgame comments, he indicated Friedman is fine going forward. The 25-year-old blueliner should return to a third-pairing role for Saturday's second game versus the Bruins.
Friedman (face) was injured in the second period of Thursday's game against the Bruins and did not return to the contest, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Friedman got tangled up with Brad Marchand in a collision, and the former got the worst of it. He was bleeding from his face as he went down the tunnel to the locker room, and he didn't emerge during the third period. Friedman's early exit marks the second game in a row the Flyers have lost a defenseman. If he can't go in time for Saturday's rematch with the Bruins, Shayne Gostisbehere or Nate Prosser could enter the lineup in his place.
Friedman has been signed to a two-year, one-way contract extension, the Flyers announced Monday.
Friedman's contract has an average annual value of $725,000. The 24-year-old recently completed his third season with AHL Lehigh Valley, where he scored three goals and added 15 assists in 45 games. Friedman also played six games with the Flyers.
The Flyers sent Friedman down to AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday.
Friedman hasn't suited up in the NHL since Feb. 20 and has one assist in six NHL games this season. The 24-year-old defenseman has 18 points in 45 AHL contests this season.
Philadelphia recalled Friedman from AHL Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, Davie Isaac of the Courier-Post reports.
Philippe Myers is expected to be sidelined for approximately four weeks with a fractured right patella, so Friedman is likely in for an extended stay with the big club. The 24-year-old blueliner has picked up one assist in six top-level games this campaign.
The Flyers reassigned Friedman to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Justin Braun (illness) is set to return to the lineup, so Friedman will head back down to the AHL. The 24-year-old Friedman has accrued 15 points through 39 AHL games this year, and he'll look to continue his development with top-four minutes.
Philadelphia promoted Friedman from AHL Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
Shayne Gostisbehere is still battling a knee injury, so Friedman will be on hand to round out the Flyers' depth at defense Thursday against Columbus. The 24-year-old will be sent to Lehigh Valley as soon as Gostisbehere's ready to return.
The Flyers assigned Friedman to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Friedman was called up to serve as the seventh defenseman because Shayne Gostisbehere (knee) couldn't go Saturday against the Lightning. However, with the Flyers not playing until Tuesday, Friedman will stay in the minors for the time being.
The Flyers recalled Friedman from AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
This likely means Shayne Gostisbehere (knee) won't be ready for Saturday's game versus the Lightning. The 24-year-old Friedman has recorded 13 points over 38 AHL games this year. There's no guarantee he cracks the lineup Saturday.
Friedman was sent down to AHL Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Friedman appeared in five games with the Flyers but was no longer needed at the top level with Justin Braun (groin) expected to return to the lineup. The 24-year-old blueliner will head back to the minors where he's scored 10 points in 28 games.
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