Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 3 days ago

Coach Mike Johnston said Friday that Ehrhoff (upper body) won't be able to skate until next week, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Johnston wouldn't reveal the nature of Ehrhoff's upper-body injury, but there's reason to think he may have suffered a recurrence of a concussion after slamming head-first into the boards in Tuesday's game against the Blues. The Penguins don't appear to have a definitive timetable for Ehrhoff's return, but if he's indeed able to skate next week, the team might shed more light on his condition. Derrick Pouliot is expected to benefit the most from Ehrhoff's absence.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 4 days ago

According to Coach Mike Johnston, Ehrhoff will be out for several days with an upper-body injury.

Ehrhoff can be ruled out for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, which will leave the team a player short for the contest, with the blueliner's status for the Penguins' two tilts this weekend looking cloudy, at best.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 6 days ago

Pens coach Mike Johnston offered no update on Ehrhoff following Tuesday's loss, but it appears as though the defenseman may have suffered another head injury.

The 2014-15 campaign has pretty much been a nightmare scenario for the veteran blueliner. He hasn't been able to stay healthy, and when he has skated, he's put up only 14 points in 49 contests.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 6 days ago

Ehrhoff skated just two shifts before leaving Tuesday's game against the Blues after crashing into the boards, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The bad luck continues for Ehrhoff, who returned in mid-March from a long-term absence due to a concussion before an undisclosed issue quickly resurfaced and forced him out of the Pens' previous game over the weekend. That injury didn't prevent Ehrhoff from suiting up Tuesday, but he saw just 1:13 of ice time before a check from the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko sent him to the locker room. Ehrhoff appeared to crash headfirst into the boards on the hit, which only creates more concern that he might be at risk of another concussion. The Penguins aren't providing specifics on his injury just yet, but more information should become available after the match concludes.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 6 days ago

Ehrhoff (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warmups and looks to be good to go for Tuesday's tilt with the Blues, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

As expected, the Penguins are skating seven defensemen Tuesday, with Ehrhoff set to pair up with Ben Lovejoy on the second pairing. Ehrhoff missed one game due to the undisclosed issue.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 6 days ago

Coach Mike Johnston expects Ehrhoff (undisclosed) to play Tuesday against the Blues.

With forwards Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist still ailing, the Penguins appear on track to dress seven defensemen and eleven forwards Tuesday night.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 1 week ago

Ehrhoff missed Saturday's game with a "nagging injury," Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The injury is not related to a concussion which forced Ehrhoff off the ice for nearly one month. The defender skated during warmups Saturday, so the ailment probably won't keep him out of the lineup for an extended period.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 weeks ago

Ehrhoff (concussion) will return to the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Bruins.

The defender has 13 points in 44 games, including just one point on the power play. The Pens will pair Ehrhoff with recently-acquired Ben Lovejoy as their second unit.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 weeks ago

Ehrhoff (concussion) took full contact during Friday's practice.

Ehrhoff indicated he "felt good" following the session and has received the go-ahead from the Penguins to resume playing. He'll likely get in another skate Saturday morning, and if all goes well, he could be back in the lineup later in the evening against the Bruins.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 3 weeks ago

Ehrhoff (concussion) will return to the lineup Saturday if he completes practice Friday without incident, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Ehrhoff has been hampered by a concussion for more than one month, ever since he fell awkwardly after a collision with Alexander Ovechkin. Ehrhoff has only scored three goals and 13 points in 44 games, including just one point on the power play.