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Top Jake Guentzel News

  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: At practice Friday

    Guentzel (ankle) participated in a practice Friday, Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.

    While Guentzel has been skating for over a week, he practiced in a non-contact jersey with other Penguins for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery on Aug. 2. Guentzel has a chance to return in time for the start of the NHL season, but he is more likely to miss a few games at this time. He had 36 goals and 73 points in 78 contests last season.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Skating on his own

    Guentzel (ankle) skated individually Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    It's a good sign that Guentzel is on the ice to begin training camp, but he still has quite a bit of work to do to recover from the ankle surgery he underwent in August. The 28-year-old winger is still expected to miss a handful of games early in the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Expected to miss little time

    Guentzel (ankle) could miss as few as five games to begin the 2023-24 season.

    Nothing is set in stone but this is a positive update on Guentzel's condition. His initial diagnosis had him in danger of missing at least the first few weeks of the season. The 28-year-old winger underwent ankle surgery and will continue to be evaluated throughout training camp, which should provide a more clear timetable.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Undergoes ankle surgery

    Guentzel underwent right ankle surgery Wednesday.

    This is a major blow to the Penguins, as Guentzel injured his ankle during the regular season and it worsened during offseason training, making surgery the best option for the winger. Guentzel will miss at least the opening month of the season, as he will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks. Guentzel had 36 goals and 73 points in 2022-23. Reilly Smith could move into his spot on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust to start the season.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Dealing with minor injury

    Guentzel will not join Team Canada for the 2023 IIHF World Championship for precautionary reasons due to an undisclosed injury, Seth Rorabaugh of reports.

    Guentzel's injury is not expected to impact his offseason training or his availability for the start of the 2023-24 campaign. The 28-year-old winger fell four goals short of hitting the 40 mark in back-to-back seasons but still managed to rack up 73 points on the year, including 23 points with the man advantage. Even with a looming roster shake-up under new management, there is little reason to expect Guetnzel to line up anywhere else than on Sidney Crosby's wing next year, which will have him positioned well to push for that 40-goal threshold.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Notches two assists

    Guentzel posted two assists and two shots in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Wild on Thursday.

    Guentzel picked up helpers on Kris Letang's goal and Rickard Rakell's power-play goal. This performance gives the American forward nine points in his last nine games and snaps a two-game pointless streak. On the season, Guentzel has 35 goals and 71 points in 75 games.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Scores power-play goal

    Guentzel scored a goal on four shots, helping the Penguins to a 2-0 win over the Predators on Thursday.

    Guentzel tipped home a pass from Rickard Rakell on the power play to extend the Penguins' lead to 2-0. This goal extends his point streak to five games with six points in that span. On the season, Guentzel has 34 goals and 68 points in 71 games.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: On three-game scoring streak

    Guentzel contributed a goal in a 4-3 win over Washington on Saturday.

    Guentzel is on a three-game scoring streak, providing two goals and four points in that span. Through 69 appearances in 2022-23, he has 32 goals and 66 points. Guentzel would need to tally eight markers over Pittsburgh's final nine contests in order to match his career high.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Looks set to play

    Guentzel (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday versus the Stars, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Guentzel was labeled a game-time decision, but it looks like he'll be fine to take on his usual workload. It's something worth monitoring with the winger going forward, as the Penguins' reinforcements were late getting to Dallas for the game, which may have impacted the decision to let Guentzel and Jason Zucker (undisclosed) play.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Game-time decision

    Guentzel (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Thursday's game versus Stars, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.

    Guentzel played 19:11 of Wednesday's game versus the Avalanche and posted two points, so it's unclear when he picked up the injury. It may just be caution on the Penguins' part, but considering their position in the playoff race, this may be something Guentzel has to play through.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: One of each in Wednesday's win

    Guentzel scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.

    Guentzel was involved in the Penguins' first two goals, setting up Sidney Crosby on a rush before scoring one of his own. Prior to Wednesday, Guentzel had gone two games in a row without a point, which was just his sixth multi-game drought of the season. The 28-year-old winger is up to 31 tallies, 33 helpers, 17 power-play points, 216 shots, 73 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 67 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Three more points Tuesday

    Guentzel logged two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.

    Guentzel opened the scoring just 21 seconds into the game, stuffing a rebound behind Sam Montembeault. Guentzel would add an assist on Evgeni Malkin's power-play tally later in the frame before scoring a power-play marker of his own in the third. The 28-year-old Guentzel has five goals and three assists in his last six games. He's up to 61 points (29 goals, 32 assists) through 63 contests this season.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Two-point effort in win

    Guentzel scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Flyers.

    He set up Sidney Crosby for the eventual game-winner early in the second period before potting an empty-netter himself in the third. Guentzel has found the back of the net in three straight games, and over the last 13 contests, the 28-year-old has delivered six goals and 11 points. He sits three tallies short of his third career 30-goal campaign, and two points shy of reaching 60 for the third time.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Lights lamp Monday

    Guentzel scored a goal on three shots, added three hits and logged four PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Guentzel has four goals and an assist over his last six contests. He opened the scoring at 6:12 of the first period Monday. The 28-year-old winger continues to play well on the Penguins' top line with 24 goals, 51 points, 157 shots on net, 58 hits, 38 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 52 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Scores twice in win

    Guentzel scored a pair of goals on four shots and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

    Guentzel's second-period tally stood as the game-winner, and he also scored the empty-netter. Over his last 11 outings, the winger has impressed with six goals and six assists. He's up to 23 tallies, 49 points, 151 shots on net, 53 hits, 34 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 49 contests overall.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Adds insurance tally

    Guentzel scored a goal on eight shots in Friday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.

    Guentzel has come out firing with 18 shots across two games since the All-Star break. He also snapped a five-game goal drought with his third-period marker Friday. The 28-year-old had four assists during that mild slump, and he remains a productive part of the Penguins' top six. For the season, he's at 21 tallies, 47 points, 147 shots on net, 52 hits, 34 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 47 outings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Age: 28
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left