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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-3 83
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-29-10 48

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 17 25 0 17:03 12

Top Rickard Rakell News

  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Nets two goals

    Rakell scored a pair of goals on four shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks.

    Rakell buried a couple of feeds from Sidney Crosby to help the Penguins erase a 2-0 deficit. With Jake Guentzel (upper body) and Bryan Rust (upper body) both out, Rakell has a golden chance to secure his place on the top line. The 30-year-old has done well lately with three goals and four assists over his last six outings. Rakell is up to eight goals, 25 points, 105 shots on net, 71 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 44 outings overall.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two-point effort Sunday

    Rakell produced a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Flyers.

    After helping to set up a Sidney Crosby tally in the first period, Rakell potted a goal of his own in the third. The 30-year-old remains erratic, but skating alongside Crosby at even strength gives him some fantasy ceiling. Bryan Rust's upper-body injury from Sunday could make Rakell's spot on the power play more secure. Rakell has delivered three multi-point performances in the last 10 games, but has just one goal and seven points over that stretch.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Makes most of first-line gig

    Rakell notched two assists, two shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Rakell had been on the third line lately, but he was moved to the first line alongside Sidney Crosby with Jake Guentzel (upper body) out for four weeks. It was a good audition to stay in that role, as Rakell helped out on both of Crosby's tallies Thursday. Rakell has gone 12 games without a goal, recording just a trio of two-assist efforts in that span. He's at 20 points, 90 shots on net, 58 hits and a plus-3 rating through 39 appearances, though the 30-year-old is capable of going on extended hot streaks.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Chips in with pair of helpers

    Rakell finished with two assists in Monday's 3-0 home win against the Kraken.

    Rakell also posted a plus-2 rating with three shots on goal and one hit across 19:09 of ice time. The 30-year-old Swedish veteran has three goals and seven points in seven games in January, already his most points for a single month this season. He'll look to keep up the good work Saturday night as the team embarks on a road trip starting in Vegas.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Strikes on power play

    Rakell delivered a power-play goal in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Rakell has averaged a point per game since returning from an upper-body injury three weeks ago, adding five goals and five assists in that span. His latest marker arrived courtesy of a wicked behind-the-back pass from Evgeni Malkin at the top of the crease. Rakell has five goals, nine assists and four power-play points through 27 games, which looks much more balanced thanks to his latest hot streak.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Starting to find goal form

    Rakell scored a goal in a 3-1 loss to the Sabres on Saturday.

    Rakell showed off his hand-eye coordination when he deflected in a shot from Erik Karlsson with eight seconds left on a 5-on-3 power play. He has four goals in the last seven games after failing to light the lamp in his first 19 appearances of the 2023-24 season. Rakell has nine points in nine outings since returning to the lineup from an upper-body injury on Dec. 18 against Minnesota.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two-point effort Tuesday

    Rakell produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.

    The Penguins found themselves in a 4-0 hole before the first period was done, but Rakell began the comeback attempt by blasting home a one-timer from the high slot with just four seconds left before the first intermission. He's been locked in since returning from an upper-body injury in mid-December, and over the last six games he's delivered three goals and seven points, taking full advantage of an assignment on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Monkey off back with goal

    Rakell scored a goal Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Senators.

    Forget the loss -- Rakell snapped an 0-for-2023-24 goal slump and that's cause for a celly. He had gone 19 games without finding the back of the net this season prior to finally scoring Saturday. It's still not enough to warrant rostering him, but he has the scoring prowess to go on a run. Rakell may work his way back to fantasy relevance, but he currently only has six points and 52 shots on net through 20 contests this campaign.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Activated from LTIR

    Rakell (upper body) was activated from long-term injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.

    Rakell appears to be good to go for Monday's contest against Minnesota after being listed as a game-time call following the morning skate. He is slated to play on the top line and the second power-play unit following a 12-game absence. Rakell has produced four assists, 44 shots on goal, 10 blocked shots and 22 hits in 17 games this season.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Game-time decision against Wild

    Rakell (upper body) will be a game-time call versus Minnesota on Monday.

    Rakell will almost certainly be given another crack at a top-six role once he's activated off long-term injured reserve, which could happen ahead of Monday's matchup. Despite playing with the Penguins' star centers, Rakell has yet to score a goal in 17 games this season. If that trend continues coming out of his injury absence, head coach Mike Sullivan may have to consider dropping Rakell to the third line.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Not playing Saturday

    Rakell (upper body) will not be available for Saturday's tilt in Toronto, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Rakell did partake in the morning skate and is very close to a return. He has missed the last 11 games after getting hurt Nov. 19 against Vegas. Rakell was a big producer for the Penguins last season, scoring 28 times while adding 32 assists in 82 games, but he has struggled mightily this season with only four assists in 17 contests.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Begins skating

    Rakell (upper body) has started skating and joined the Penguins for their three-game road trip, Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports Monday.

    Rakell's presence on the trip doesn't change his possible return date, as he is not eligible to play until Dec. 13 against the Canadiens at the earliest after being placed on long-term injured reserve. Still, the fact that the 30-year-old is skating certainly bodes well for a return to action sooner rather than later. With Rakell having yet to score this season in 17 contests, he may have to settle for a third-line role once activated off of LTIR.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Placed on LTIR

    Rakell (upper body) was put on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    Rakell will be out for at least 10 games and 24 days after being placed on LTIR. The Penguins announced Tuesday the 30-year-old Swede was dealing with a long-term injury. If Bryan Rust (lower body) misses any time as well, the Penguins will need to recall a pair of forwards from the minors.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Suffers upper-body injury

    Rakell is expected to be sidelined long-term due to an upper-body injury, Pens Inside Scoop reports Tuesday.

    Rakell's absence, combined with concerns regarding Bryan Rust's (lower body) availability, leaves the Penguins extremely thin on the right wing. If both players are shelved versus the Rangers on Wednesday, Drew O'Connor or Radim Zohorna could be elevated to a top-six role.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Contributes pair of helpers

    Rakell notched two assists, six shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Sharks.

    Rakell has had a difficult start to the year -- he snapped a seven-game point drought with this effort. The 30-year-old winger hasn't lost his spot on the second line, but his power-play time has started to dwindle, though one of his helpers Saturday was with the man advantage. Rakell has three assists, 30 shots on net, 10 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 10 contests overall.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: On board with helper

    Rakell recorded an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over the Capitals.

    Last season, Rakell put up 28 goals and 32 assists over a full season with the Penguins, which included a career-high 21 points on the man advantage. He's talented in his own right, but Rakell has the added bonus of playing alongside a future Hall of Famer in Evgeni Malkin, and opposite venerable winger Reilly Smith, who is fresh off a Stanley Cup-winning season with the Golden Knights.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two points in victory

    Rakell scored a goal and an assist on two shots, fueling the Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Wild on Thursday.

    Rakell scored a power-play goal in the second period to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. He would add an assist on Jason Zucker's goal. This marks Rakell's second multi-point game in three games with four points in that span. On the season, the former Duck has 28 goals and 58 points in 79 games.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Nets a pair in win

    Rakell scored two goals in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Flyers.

    Rakell opened the scoring in unusual fashion Sunday when his shot careened off the boards and behind Samuel Ersson to give Pittsburgh an early 1-0 lead. Rakell would add a second tally 3:13 later, redirecting a feed from Evgeni Malkin on a power play. The 29-year-old Rakell has six points (two goals, four assists) in his last five games. He's up to 27 goals and 56 points in 77 games this season, his highest total since 2017-18.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Sundbyberg, Sweden
Age: 30
Experience: 11
Shoots: Right