Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Days

Hornqvist (undisclosed) won't return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hornqvist was able to skate Wednesday morning, but isn't far enough along in the recovery process to give it a go Thursday. He'll remain in Pittsburgh while the team travels to Carolina and figures to continue working out on his own in preparation for a return to the lineup over the weekend.

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Hornqvist (undisclosed) is slated to miss Tuesday's game against the Blues.

The same applies to Evgeni Malkin, with the Penguins reportedly on track to dress seven defensemen and eleven forwards Tuesday night.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 4 Days

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said Sunday that Hornqvist (undisclosed) is highly unlikely to return for Tuesday's game against the Blues, NHL.com reports.

Hornqvist did not participate in Sunday's practice, while Evgeni Malkin (lower body) was limited. It was previously reported that Hornqvist might be ready by Tuesday, but coach Mike Johnston essentially ruled that out.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Days

Hornqvist (undisclosed) is skating and could return as soon as Tuesday at home against St. Louis, ROOT Sports in Pittsburgh reports.

Hornqvist stayed in Pittsburgh for the team's three-game road trip, which ended in Arizona on Saturday. The forward, who suffered a non-contact injury Sunday, appeared to injure his oblique. The Pens have scored only four goals in three games during Hornqvist's and Evgeni Malkin's absences.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 11 Days

Hornqvist will be out for about a week due to an unspecified injury that he suffered Sunday against the Red Wings.

Per the report, Hornqvist won't join the Penguins on their three-game road trip, which begins Tuesday against New Jersey, but on the plus side, the timetable put forth by coach Mike Johnston on Monday suggests that Hornqvist has avoided a long-term injury.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 11 Days

Hornqvist sustained an unspecified injury Sunday against the Red Wings.

Coach Mike Johnston relayed that the team will find out more about Hornqvist's injury on Monday, while acknowledging that "it looked bad when (Hornqvist) came off the ice" Sunday.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 14 Days

Hornqvist scored a goal on his only shot and assisted on another Thursday in a win over the Oilers.

The most unusual thing about Thursday's performance isn't the two points, but the fact that Hornqvist only took a single shot on goal -- the first time that's happened since Feb. 17. He's been red-hot of late, with 11 points over his last nine contests.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 19 Days

Hornqvist scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against Los Angeles.

Hornqvist has now recorded seven goals in his last seven games, putting him at 22 tallies on the season. He's red-hot right now and has fired a whopping 18 shots on goal in his last four outings. Skating on the top line with Sidney Crosby, Hornqvist should be an automatic roll.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 20 Days

Hornqvist punched in a pair of goals Friday -- one of which was the game winner -- in a 5-2 road win over the Ducks.

Other than last game's scoreless effort against Colorado, Hornqvist now has points in five straight games, posting six goals and two assists during that span. He appears to be hitting his stride again after an 11-game dry spell in which he managed just four points, potentially making the 28-year-old one of the more dangerous fantasy contributors in the final six weeks of the season.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 29 Days

Hornqvist potted his 19th goal of the season Wednesday against Washington.

He's scored four goals and five points in his last three tilts. Evgeni Malkin set up Hornqvist's goal Wednesday. With both Malkin and Sidney Crosby playing well lately, the Swede figures to benefit as much as anyone on the Pens.