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January 21, 2021 02:00 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson (upper body) was labeled week-to-week by coach Mike Sullivan, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Given Pettersson's recovery timeline, it seems unlikely he will travel with the team for its upcoming four-game road trip, which would see him out of the lineup for at least the next six contests. If that's the case, Pettersson will likely be designated for injured reserve in the coming days. With Mike Matheson (upper body) and Juuso Riikola (upper body) both facing extended absences, Chad Ruhwedel and Cody Ceci should be expected to take on bigger roles while more minutes head toward stalwarts Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin.

January 19, 2021 10:24 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Dealing with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson is dealing with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Pettersson left Tuesday's game versus the Capitals after a hard hit from T.J. Oshie and the former did not return. It's unknown if Pettersson will be healthy in time for Friday's game versus the Rangers.

January 19, 2021 09:20 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Exits after hard hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game versus the Capitals after a hard hit from T.J. Oshie.

Pettersson was injured in the second period. Oshie was initially given a major penalty, but a review allowed referees to downgrade it to a minor. Pettersson did not return for the start of the third period, and neither did Juuso Riikola, leaving the Penguins with only four defensemen to close out the game. The 24-year-old Pettersson fills a second-pairing role for the Penguins -- if he can't return by Friday's game versus Rangers, Cody Ceci may return to the lineup in his place.

January 17, 2021 03:40 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Tallies key snipe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson scored a goal on his only shot and handed out three hits Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over Washington.

Pettersson tied the game at 3-3 with just over seven minutes left in the second period, picking the top corner with a wrister from the high slot. It was his first goal of the season and just his sixth in 176 career NHL games. The 24-year-old had two goals and 22 points in 69 games last season.

February 29, 2020 05:56 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Notches pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson provided two helpers and three blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.

Pettersson set up both of Jason Zucker's tallies in the game. The Swedish blueliner has had a good run of offense with six assists in his last eight outings. The 23-year-old now has 21 points, 95 hits, 76 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating through 63 contests.

February 17, 2020 10:32 AM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Earns helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson registered one assist, one shot and a plus-2 rating versus Detroit on Sunday.

With assists in back-to-back games, Pettersson has broken through a 14-game pointless streak. The blueliner remains bogged down in a 55-game goal drought dating back to Oct. 5 versus Columbus. With an increased role on the power play in his last three appearances (1:18 of ice time per game), the Swede could find the back of the net before long.

January 28, 2020 10:36 AM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Lands five-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Petterson signed a five-year contract extension with the Penguins on Tuesday. The extension will go into effect in 2020-21 and carries an annual average value of $4.03 million.

The 23-year-old has emerged as a key piece for Pittsburgh on the back end since coming over in a trade from the Ducks in December 2018. Over his 107 career games with the Penguins, Petterson has tallied three goals an 31 assists while achieving a plus-17, the third-best plus/minus mark among the team's blueliners since he was acquired. He'll now remain in the fold through the 2024-25 campaign, his age-28 season.

January 8, 2020 04:28 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Missing in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson managed one blocked shot against the Golden Knights on Tuesday despite logging 21:14 of ice time.

Outside of his block, Pettersson didn't add any fantasy relevance in Tuesday's tilt, even registering a zero plus/minus rating. In his last five outings, the defender has recorded a mere three shots, which isn't going to help him break out of his 41-game goalless streak. Still, the Swede needs just five more points to top the 20 mark for the first time in his career, though fantasy owners may not want to bank on those points coming in the form of goals.

December 18, 2019 12:12 AM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Manages assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson produced an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Pettersson served up John Marino, who struck for the game-tying goal in the second period. Pettersson has offered sporadic offense this year, with 11 points in 34 games. The Swede has also managed 57 hits, 35 blocks and 36 shots on goal, but his usage on the third pairing limits his offensive production.

December 9, 2019 12:20 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Snags assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson notched an assist in Saturday's 5-3 victory over Detroit.

Pettersson may be stuck in a 28-game goal drought, but has chipped in three helpers in his last six outings. The Swede is averaging 1:26 of ice time with the man advantage, which should provide him some opportunities to put one into the back of the net, though he is generally playing with the No. 2 unit which sees significantly reduce minutes compared to the top group.

November 13, 2019 09:44 AM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Ends pointless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson grabbed an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers, ending a nine-game pointless streak.

Despite the extended slump, which includes an active 16-game goal drought, Pettersson is still on track to top his career-best 19-point campaign from last year. The Swede is averaging 19:10 of ice time, which includes 1:23 with the No. 2 power-play unit, a role that should bolster his offensive contributions.

November 5, 2019 04:24 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Pointless streak continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson failed to register a point against Boston on Monday, extending his pointless streak to seven games.

It shouldn't come as a shock that Pettersson drought has coincided a drop in power-play ice time with second unit. An injury to Kris Letang (lower body), however, could open the door for Pettersson to get some added minutes with the man advantage and get back onto the scoresheet.

October 13, 2019 10:44 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Two-assist night in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Petterrsson had a pair of assists with one shot on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-2 win over Winnipeg.

Pettersson helped set up second-period goals by Jake Guentzel (PPG) and Dominik Simon for his first multi-point game since last February. The 23-year-old Swede has a goal and two assists through six games this season after logging two goals and 19 points in 57 games in 2018-19, his first season as a Penguin.

October 6, 2019 02:28 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Tallies goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-2 rout of Columbus.

Pettersson fared significantly better paired alongside Justin Schultz than in the first game of the year. The Swede figures to continue averaging north of 19 minutes a game throughout the season. If he can hold onto his spot on the No. 2 power play, the 23-year-old should continue to provide solid mid-range fantasy value.

September 12, 2019 06:16 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Inks one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson signed a one-year, $874,125 contract with Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Pettersson essentially agreed to sign his qualifying offer, with the only difference being this deal is a one-way contact. The blueliner is betting on himself to repeat his productivity from the 2018-19 campaign, in which he notched two goals and 17 helpers in 57 games after joining the Penguins via trade. The youngster is also seemingly counting on the club taking care of him next time out, as he will remain a RFA heading into 2020-21 as well.

September 12, 2019 01:48 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Slated to report to camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson is expected to report to training camp Friday, despite not having signed a new contract with the Penguins, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Pettersson was the Penguins' top priority this offseason, as the team is very high on the blueliner and expects him to be a regular top-four contributor. How general manager Jim Rutherford fits him in under the cap remains to be seen, but all signs point to a 2-3 year bridge deal for Pettersson. In 57 games for the Pens last year, the Swede racked up 19 points, including five with the man advantage, and should challenge for the the 30-point mark in 2019-20.

June 26, 2019 03:00 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Issued qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson was given a qualifying offer from the Penguins on Tuesday, Taylor Hasse of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Pettersson was a lock to receive a qualifying offer from the Penguins, in order to retain his rights, as the blueliner figures to be a mainstay in the lineup this season. There is little chance the Swede will agree to sign his one-year, two-way offer worth $874,215 and instead will be looking for a more long term, higher value deal this summer. With the departure of Olli Maatta, Pettersson could be vaulted into Pittsburgh's top-four defensemen.

April 24, 2019 01:24 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: On call for Sweden
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson will serve as an alternate for Sweden ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Championship, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

If anybody gets hurt or opts out of the tournament, Pettersson will get the opportunity to play for his national club. The 22-year-old saw action in 57 games with the Penguins after being brought in via trade from Anaheim. The blueliner averaged 17:57 of ice time last year.

March 17, 2019 11:36 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Generates assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson logged an assist and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Flyers.

Pettersson has two goals and 16 points in 48 games with the Penguins after a trade from the Ducks. The blueliner has 22 points in 75 total games this season, along with 88 hits, 102 blocked shots and 72 shots on goal. He can provide a little depth to owners in deeper formats.

March 8, 2019 10:48 PM
Penguins' Marcus Pettersson: Stuck in goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettersson is bogged down in an eight-game goalless streak, despite logging 1:12 of ice time with the man advantage over that span.

Pettersson struggled to produce with the Ducks, as he managed a mere 10 points in 49 career games, but the Swede already has 14 since joining the Penguins (42 games). Still, the blueliner's opportunities on the second power-play unit could come to an end once Kris Letang (upper body) is cleared to return, which won't improve his chances of finding the back of the net.

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