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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-16-3 79
34-17-5 73
30-20-7 67
26-21-8 60
28-24-4 60
23-19-14 60
25-21-8 58
18-28-10 46

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 10 7 11:01 4

Top Valtteri Puustinen News

  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Rises to NHL

    Puustinen was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    Puustinen was brought up as extra forward depth with Jake Guentzel (upper body) going on long-term injured reserve Thursday. In 21 NHL outings this season, Puustinen has eight points and 33 shots on goal, mainly in a bottom-six role.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Dropped to AHL

    Puustinen was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday

    Puustinen has picked up one goal, seven assists and 33 shots on net in 21 NHL appearances this campaign. He also has five goals and 10 points in 18 AHL outings this season. The 24-year-old forward might be brought back up by the big club after the All-Star break.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Scores first goal in win

    Puustinen scored his first career NHL goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 7-0 rout of the Islanders.

    He also chipped in three shots on net, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating. Puustinen has been productive since joining the NHL roster Dec. 8, collecting six points in eight games while seeing some power-play time, but his ceiling his limited by his bottom-six role -- the 24-year-old saw less ice time at even strength Wednesday (8:13) than any other Pittsburgh player.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Brought up from minors

    Puustinen was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Puustinen has played in just one NHL game in his career but could be in the mix to face the Panthers on Friday. There are likely two spots available in the lineup for Puustinen, Johnny Gruden and Marc Johnstone as the Penguins try to shake up their bottom six. Even if Puustinen does play Friday, he is unlikely to stick with the Penguins long term and figures to play most of his games in the minors this year.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Back in action

    Puustinen (upper body) has two points over three games since returning for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

    Puustinen will likely continue to see a significant role for the Baby Pens, which could lead to the 24-year-old eventually rising to the NHL roster.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Out week-to-week

    Puustinen (upper body) is considered week-to-week for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Taylor Haase of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Puustinen was hurt Sunday and will be out for a while. The forward was possibly in contention for a call-up with the Penguins needing better fourth-line options, but this injury likely changes that.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Signs one-year pact

    Puustinen signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Puustinen notched 24 goals and 59 points in 72 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2022-23 season. The 24-year-old forward picked up an assist in his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on March 11, 2022 versus Vegas. Puustinen is likely to spend most, if not all, of the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Returned to minor-league affiliate

    Puustinen was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.

    Radim Zohorna was recalled by the Penguins in a corresponding move, so Puustinen may be in for an extended stay in the minors. Puustinen's racked up 17 goals and 34 points through 53 AHL appearances this season.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Elevated from AHL

    Puustinen was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

    Puustinen has tallied 34 points over 53 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton contests in 2021-22. The 22-year-old could make his NHL debut as soon as Friday's game against Las Vegas.

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  • Penguins' Valtteri Puustinen: Back to minors

    Puustinen was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Despite multiple stints with the big club and a decent 27 points in 40 AHL contests, Puustinen -- a 22-year-old rookie -- has yet to make his NHL debut.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right