Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 4 weeks ago

Ehrhoff admitted Sunday that it was a concussion that had sidelined him since March 24, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.

Ehrhoff appeared to be trending toward a return from the head injury during the Penguins' first-round playoff series with the Rangers, but those plans were halted after he recently endured a setback in his recovery. The blueliner has said that he suffered multiple concussions during the season, so it sounds like he'll plan on taking it easy over the summer in an attempt to the start of next season. Ehrhoff will become an unrestricted free agent in July.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 1 month ago

Ehrhoff (upper body) did not participate in Monday's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While the Penguins' lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Rangers hasn't been finalized, the report relays via coach Mike Johnston that Ehrhoff "just hasn't been progressing," which suggests that the blueliner can be effectively ruled out for the contest.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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.