Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 23 Days

Ehrhoff scored his second goal of the season with less than two minutes remaining in regulation to give the Pens a 3-2 win Saturday.

He led Pittsburgh with a season-high seven shots on goal and also registered a pair of hits. Ehrhoff remains stuck on the team's No. 2 power-play unit behind Olli Maatta and Paul Martin but saw 2:38 TOI on Pittsburgh's second unit Saturday. The defenseman now has nine points (2G, 7A) in 26 games.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 27 Days

Ehrhoff practiced on Pittsburgh's No. 1 power-play Monday, an indication that the team will use him in that position against the Devils on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Ehrhoff ranks just seventh in average power-play time (1:32 TOI) on the Pens and has just one point on the man advantage in 23 contests. However, he's playing with more confidence and scored his first goal of the year Saturday. Ehrhoff will look to add to his 149 career PP points Tuesday.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 29 Days

Ehrhoff scored his first goal of the season Saturday night in Carolina, finishing plus-2 with three hits and four shots on goal.

The goal proved to be the game-winner when the 'Canes scored in the final minute of regulation. Ehrhoff has disappointed fantasy owners with just eight points -- and only one on the power play -- in 23 games, but he does hold a team-best plus-14 rating. Olli Maatta replaced an injured Kris Letang (lower body) instead of Ehrhoff on the team's top power-play unit Saturday, limiting the German's value to even-strength play.

Christian Ehrhoff D PIT 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 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 3 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.