Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 Days

Ehrhoff collected his sixth assist of the season and finished plus-2 against the Islanders on Friday.

The defenseman has disappointed fantasy owners in 2014-15 but has two points, 10 hits, four blocks and a plus-7 rating in his last four games. Ehrhoff registered four shots on goal Friday, so perhaps there's still hope for a fantasy turnaround.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 19 Days

Ehrhoff and Paul Martin will play the points of Pittsburgh's second power-play with Olli Maatta (thyroid tumor) sidelined.

The way the team's top unit is clicking -- the Penguins are clicking at a league-leading 41.9 percent -- Ehrhoff might not see much time. Kidding aside, coach Mike Johnston has given his second unit the last 45 seconds of a two-minute man advantage and Ehrhoff figures to benefit during Maatta's absence.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 22 Days

Ehrhoff earned his second helper -- a power-play assist -- in as many games Saturday against Buffalo.

The ex-Sabre continues to acclimate himself with his new team. His role figures to grow with Olli Maatta expected to miss a significant portion of November. If a fantasy owner happened to drop him because of his early season slumber, then he makes for a good waiver-wire pickup.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 23 Days

Ehrhoff tallied just his third assist of the season in Pittsburgh's 3-0 blanking of Los Angeles on Thursday.

The helper is a good sign, especially with fellow top-four defenseman Ollie Maatta headed for tumor surgery Tuesday. Ehrhoff, who attempted seven shots Thursday (including missed nets and blocked shots), saw 2:55 on the power play -- second-most among Pittsburgh blueliners behind Kris Letang. He makes for a good play Saturday, when the Pens host his ex-teammates from Buffalo.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 26 Days

Ehrhoff went pointless in Pittsburgh's 8-3 win Tuesday and has only two assists in eight games for the Pens.

Ehrhoff saw more power-play time (3:16) than usual Tuesday, a trend which could continue when Olli Maatta misses time while recovering from thyroid surgery -- which is scheduled for Nov. 4. From a fantasy perspective, Ehrhoff has been a bust, but that could change with an increase in power-play time.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 Months

Ehrhoff is not skating as part of the Penguins' top power-play unit during Thursday's game-day skate.

Ehrhoff may have to wait to show what he can do on the man advantage, but the team is still working out its kinks with new head coach Mike Johnston. For now, Kris Letang is serving as the point man, with Patric Hornqvist, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby rounding out the No. 1 unit.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 2 Months

Ehrhoff tallied an assist Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

The defenseman saw considerable time paired with Kris Letang, both at even strength and on the power play. Ehrhoff makes for a fine rebound candidate in fantasy leagues, especially those which use the plus-minus category.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 5 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year/$4 million contract.

Ehrhoff had been bought out by the Buffalo Sabres this past week with seven years left on his contract and will now be a puck moving defenseman on the Penguins. He had six goals and 33 points for the lowly Sabres last season. Look for Ehrhoff to see plenty of action on the power play next season.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 5 Months

The Buffalo Sabres didn't wrestle with the decision to buy out Christian Ehrhoff.

"The fact that he quite frankly doesn't want to be here makes it easy," GM Tim Murray said. "I've said at the start that if you don't want to be here we'll make it happen. He's made I believe $22 million in three years and feels that we're not going in the right direction, but he really hasn't had much part in the direction the team has gone. So time to move on." Ehrhoff said through his agent that he was "surprised" by the buyout. He had seven years remaining on a 10-year, $40 million contract. He can sign anywhere this week as an unrestricted free agent.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 7 Months

Christian Ehrhoff thinks he'll be back with the Sabres next season.

"I think if they want to move me, they can move me," he said. " ... We'll see. Obviously, it's not up to me and that remains to be seen." He was asked to submit a list of teams he'd accept a trade to prior to the deadline. Ehrhoff posted six goals and 33 points in 79 games. He also had a minus-27 rating and is signed through the 2020-21 season.