Nick Spaling LW PIT 6 Days

Spaling (nose) is fine to play Friday against the Flames, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Spaling took a cut to his nose during Tuesday's practice that forced him out of the remainder of the session, but it wasn't anything that a bandage couldn't fix. In addition to seeing regular line work the last couple of days, Spaling also joined the team's second power-play unit at Thursday's practice, illustrating that he's fully healthy.

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Spaling left Tuesday's practice after sustaining a cut on his nose, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Coach Mike Johnston said after the session that Spaling's injury wasn't serious. With the Penguins not playing their next game until Friday, it seems likely that Spaling won't have to miss any time on account of the minor scrape.

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Spaling scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist Monday against the Rangers.

Spaling, who matched a season-high with three shots, finished with a plus-1 rating and two PIM. He continues to skate with Sidney Crosby at even strength, but had totaled just one assist in seven games prior to Monday. He now has 10 points (4G, 6A) in 27 contests.

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Spaling continues to skate with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist at even strength, giving him fantasy value while he serves as a top-six forward.

Although it's unlikely he sticks with Pittsburgh's top line for an extended period, Spaling figures to pick up the occasional point through osmosis with Crosby and Hornqvist. With Pascal Dupuis (blood clot) out for six months and Beau Bennett (knee) sidelined for two weeks, Spaling could serve as a useful fantasy piece in the short run. He's got eight points in 22 games for Pittsburgh after totaling 32 points in 71 contests with Nashville last season.

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Spaling will serve as a second-line left winger next to Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist on Tuesday.

He saw time on the team's No. 2 line Saturday and set Malkin up for his goal against the Rangers. With Pascal Dupuis (undisclosed) sidelined Tuesday, Spaling will continue seeing top-six minutes. Whenever the team gets healthier, look for the former Preds forward to move in and out of Pittsburgh's top-six on a game-by-game basis. He's totaled five points (2G,3A) in 16 contests thus far in 2014-15.

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Spaling picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers.

The points were Spaling's first two of the season, but weren't quite enough to lift his team over the Flyers. He'll look to stay hot when the Pens turn right around and play the Red Wings on Thursday night.

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Spaling led the Pens with two assists in Wednesday's 2-0 win in Detroit.

He's expected to skate with Brandon Sutter on the team's third line in 2014-15. Spaling scored 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games for Nashville last year and a similar point total is likely with Pittsburgh.

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Nick Spaling has agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Spaling and the Penguins were on the brink of starting an arbitration hearing. The two sides ultimately decided to roughly split the difference between Spaling's $2.65 million request for 2014-15 and the Penguins' offer of $1.65 million. Pittsburgh acquired him from Nashville as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.

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Nick Spaling has filed request for an arbitrator to award him a $2.65 million contract for the 2014-15 campaign.

The Penguins are countering with a $1.65 million deal. Spaling and Pittsburgh will face the arbitrator on Thursday unless the two sides can agree to terms before then.

Nick Spaling LW PIT 5 Months

Nick Spaling's arbitration hearing date has been set for July 31.

The Penguins acquired Spaling from the Nashville Predators as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.