Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 22 hours ago

Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.

Ehrhoff was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to make his return to the Pens' lineup. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 24 hours ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) participated in the Penguins morning skate on Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Ehrhoff is still questionable to play in Game 2, but the fact that he was able to participate in the Penguin's morning skate indicates that he has a legitimate shot of returning to Pittsburgh's lineup on Saturday. The team will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 days ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) remains day-to-day in advance of Game 2 against the Rangers, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.

Both Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot are questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday, as the team did not provide an update on their respective statuses Friday. Look for more information following Saturday's morning skate.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 4 days ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) will not play in Game 1 of the Pens' playoff series with the Rangers on Thursday.

On a positive note, Ehrhoff said that he's now in the day-to-day phase of his recovery after being cleared to take contact Tuesday. He participated in Wednesday's practice in a limited fashion, but should increase his involvement over the next couple of days. A return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 in New York shouldn't be ruled out.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 4 days ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After being cleared for contact a day earlier, Ehrhoff rejoined his mates on the ice, but didn't appear to be skating on a regular pairing. As a result, he appears doubtful to play in Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers, though coach Mike Johnston should provide an update on that front the morning of the game. If Ehrhoff is made unavailable, Derrick Pouliot -- who is also recovering from an injury -- or AHL call-ups Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington could enter the lineup Thursday.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 5 days ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) has been cleared for contact, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

That said, the Penguins still consider Ehrhoff day-to-day as Thursday's playoff opener against the Rangers approaches.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 6 days ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) joined his teammates for Monday's optional practice.

Meanwhile, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review relays that Ehrhoff skated extensively Monday, but there has been no concrete update on when the blueliner might play again. The Penguins open up their playoff slate on Thursday against the Rangers.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 1 week ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Islanders and is doubtful to play Saturday in Buffalo, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Ehrhoff took to the ice Friday morning, but was limited to skating with the Penguins' conditioning coach rather than with the rest of the team. Since Ehrhoff won't have an opportunity to take contact before Saturday's contest, it looks pretty safe to rule him out for the weekend. However, if the Penguins still haven't clinched a playoff spot by then, desperate times may call for desperate measures.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 weeks ago

Pens coach Mike Johnston said Ehrhoff (upper body) might return to the lineup this weekend. "Ehrhoff is skating at home (in Pittsburgh)," Johnston said. "We like the way he's progressing. He could possibly be ready for the weekend but I won't have any confirmation of that until Wednesday."

Ehrhoff's season has bordered on catastrophic for fantasy owners. The defenseman has 14 points (3G, 11A) in 49 contests, with only two points on the power play. Given Pittsburgh's recent spate of injuries to its blue line, however, the team will take any and all healthy bodies.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 weeks ago

Coach Mike Johnston said there's a chance that Ehrhoff (upper body) could be ready to play by the time the postseason begins, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Ehrhoff resumed skating last week, but still hasn't taken part in a full-contact session with the Penguins. It doesn't look like Ehrhoff will have the opportunity to prove himself healthy and ready to go for the Pens' final two regular-season contests, but if the team is able to secure a playoff spot, the blueliner might be an option by the time Game 1 rolls around.