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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-16-3 77
33-17-5 71
30-20-7 67
28-23-4 60
23-18-14 60
25-21-8 58
24-21-8 56
18-27-10 46

2023 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 1 2 -10 11:36 23

Top John Ludvig News

  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Available to return Tuesday

    Ludvig (upper body) will be available to return Tuesday against Winnipeg.

    Ludvig will be available if needed Tuesday after missing the previous 11 games due to an upper-body injury. The 23-year-old has seen an average of 11:34 of ice time per game and has only recorded one assist in 19 games to go along with 37 hits and 23 blocked shots this season. Having the youngster back in the fold will give Pittsburgh some more depth on the blue line.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Returns from conditioning

    Ludvig (upper body) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Ludvig didn't play in the farm team's contest Saturday. The end of his conditioning assignment suggests he may be activated from long-term injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Jets. Even when healthy, Ludvig shouldn't be expected to see more than a third-pairing role.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Sent to AHL for conditioning

    Ludvig (upper body) was loaned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday for conditioning purposes.

    Ludvig, who hasn't played since Dec. 31 against the Islanders, will get some playing time at the minor-league level and could be back with Pittsburgh after the All-Star break. The 23-year-old defender has one assist, 12 shots on goal, 23 blocked shots and 37 hits in 19 NHL outings this campaign.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Practicing in regular jersey

    Ludvig (upper body) is taking part in practice Friday in a regular jersey, Penguins' studio host Dan Potash reports.

    Ludvig was injured Dec. 31 and is eligible to come off long-term injured reserve in time for Saturday's tilt versus Montreal. The defenseman has one assist, 37 hits and 23 blocked shots in 19 games. Should he not play Saturday, the Penguins don't play until Feb. 6 when they are home to Winnipeg.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Not practicing with team

    Ludvig (upper body) has begun skating but still hasn't taken part in practice, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports Wednesday.

    Ludvig is technically eligible to come off long-term injured reserve Saturday against Montreal but the fact that he isn't practicing yet doesn't bode well for his return versus the Habs. Before suffering his upper-body issue, the 23-year-old defenseman was stuck in a 14-game pointless streak and is unlikely to generate much in the way of offensive production once cleared to play.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: On long-term injured reserve

    Ludvig was put on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, rather than the regular IR, with an upper-body injury, per Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Ludvig consequently isn't eligible to return until Jan. 27 versus Montreal at the earliest, assuming this move is retroactive to Sunday, which is when he was last in the lineup. The 23-year-old defenseman has an assist in 19 contests this season. Pierre-Olivier Joseph is likely to play regularly while Ludvig is unavailable.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Placed on injured reserve

    Ludvig (undisclosed) was designated for injured reserve Wednesday.

    Ludvig was originally deemed as "banged up" by coach Mike Sullivan but it appears the blueliner is dealing with something more severe. Since returning from a concussion, Ludvig has been a mainstay in the Penguins' lineup, appearing in 18 straight games in which he recorded one assist, 35 hits and 23 blocks. In his stead, Pierre-Olivier Joseph should get an extended look while Ryan Shea will likely serve as the seventh defenseman.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Not a healthy scratch

    Ludvig is banged up and not available for Tuesday's game versus the Capitals, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    Ludvig was initially expected to maintain his place in the lineup over Pierre-Olivier Joseph for Tuesday's contest. Instead, Ludvig will sit to deal with the undisclosed injury. Head coach Mike Sullivan is expected to comment on the 23-year-old defenseman's status after the game -- if not, an update should be available prior to Thursday's tilt with the Bruins.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Taken off injured reserve

    Ludvig (concussion) has been activated off IR ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers.

    Ludvig figures to slot into the third pairing alongside Ryan Shea with Chad Ruhwedel (lower body) sidelined. Ludvig's hold on a spot in the lineup should be considered tenuous at best considering both Ty Smith and the recently signed Dmitri Samorukov are waiting for a chance.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Recalled from assignment

    Ludvig (concussion) has been recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and will be on the ice for Tuesday's practice session, Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.

    Ludvig played in two games with the Baby Pens in which he recorded two PIM. Back up with the big club, the 23-year-old blueliner may be hard-pressed to break into the lineup ahead of Ryan Shea, though injuries to Chad Ruhwedel (lower body) and Pierre-Olivier Joseph (lower body) could create an opening.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Sent for conditioning

    Ludvig (concussion) was sent to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday for a conditioning assignment.

    Ludvig, who is on the long-term injured reserve list, hasn't played since Oct. 24, which was his NHL debut, because of the injury. Once he's fully recovered, Ludvig might stay in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for an extended stint, though it's also possible he'll serve as Pittsburgh's sixth or seventh defenseman. He had three goals, 17 points and 72 PIM in 54 outings with AHL Charlotte last campaign.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: At practice Monday

    Ludvig (concussion) was on the ice for Monday's practice in a non-contact jersey. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He's doing really well, he feels really good. He's had a number of skates on his own, this was the first team practice he joined us for. Right now, we're certainly really encouraged with the progress that he's made." per Pens Inside Scoop.

    Ludvig is taking the next step in his recovery process by joining the team on the ice, though he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. Additionally, Ludvig won't be eligible to come off long-term injured reserve until Nov. 19 against Vegas. Even once given the all-clear, the young defenseman could struggle for minutes given the crowded blue line.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Placed on injured reserve

    The Penguins have placed Ludvig (concussion) on long-term injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Ludvig suffered the concussion versus Dallas on Oct. 24. It was his first career NHL game. Consider Ludvig out week-to-week, although he has resumed skating.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Making progress

    Ludvig (concussion) has begun skating in Pittsburgh.

    Ludvig has missed the last four games after suffering a concussion against Dallas on Oct. 24. Head coach Mike Sullivan said the team will "see what happens after the road trip," meaning the earliest Ludvig should be expected to return is Nov. 11 against Buffalo.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Diagnosed with concussion

    Ludvig has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan told Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com on Wednesday.

    Ludvig sustained the injury while trying to deliver an open-ice hit in the second period of Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He was making his NHL debut after Pittsburgh claimed him off waivers from Florida on Monday. With Ludvig not expected to play Thursday versus Colorado, Chad Ruhwedel will probably draw back into the lineup.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Sustains injury in debut

    Ludvig (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Stars.

    Making his NHL debut, Ludvig hurt himself trying to make an open-ice hit in the second period. The Penguins have not provided further details on Ludvig's injury. If he misses time, Chad Ruhwedel will likely rejoin the lineup.

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  • Penguins' John Ludvig: Scooped up by Pittsburgh

    The Penguins claimed Ludvig off waivers from the Panthers on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Ludvig has yet to appear in an NHL game after being selected by the Panthers in the third round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The addition of the 23-year-old blueliner would seem to spell the end of Liobr Hajek's time in Pittsburgh on a professional tryout and will likely keep Mark Friedman in the minors, assuming he clears waivers. For his part, Ludvig figures to enter Tuesday's season opener against the Blackhawks as the Pens' seventh defenseman and is unlikely to suit up.

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  • Panthers' John Ludvig: Hits waiver wire

    Per Chris Johnston of TSN, Ludvig was placed on waivers Sunday.

    Ludvig accounted for three goals, 17 points and 72 PIM in 54 games with AHL Charlotte last season. If he goes unclaimed, he will report back to the Checkers. The 23-year-old blueliner doesn't have any NHL experience yet.

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  • Panthers' John Ludvig: Pens two-year contract

    Ludwig signed a two-year, two-way contract with Florida on Monday.

    Ludwig generated three goals, 17 points and 72 PIM in 54 games with AHL Charlotte last season. The 22-year-old blueliner will probably start the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.

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  • Panthers' John Ludvig: Shifted to minors

    Ludvig (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday, per CBS Sports.

    Ludvig began the season on injured reserve and hasn't appeared in a game at the NHL or AHL level yet. He should spend most of the year in the minors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Kamloops, BC
Age: 23
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left