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Hornqvist was held pointless in his return Friday, taking four shots and compiling two PIM in 18:40 TOI against the Flames.

With usual linemate, Sidney Crosby, out again Saturday, Hornqvist is expected to serve as a right winger on a line centered by Brandon Sutter with Nick Spaling on Saturday. The scoreless Friday dropped Hornqvist under a point-per-game scoring pace for the first time in his Penguins career -- he now has 25 points (11G, 14A) in 26 games.

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Coach Mike Johnston said after Friday's optional skate that he expects Hornqvist (head) to play later in the evening against the Flames, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After practicing fully Thursday and enduring no setbacks during Friday's optional session, Hornqvist looks ready to assume his post on the top line with Sidney Crosby. The winger, who missed the last two games with a suspected concussion, has been a seamless replacement for James Neal, whom he was swapped for over the summer. He's notched 11 goals and 25 points in 25 games and should be poised to blow past his career-bests in all scoring categories.

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Hornqvist (head) is likely to play Friday against the Flames, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Though he's officially being considered a game-time decision heading into Friday, Hornqvist's full participation in practice Thursday -- including involvement in power-play drills -- suggests there's not too much ambiguity regarding his status. Coach Mike Johnston has never revealed whether Hornqvist sustained a concussion after taking a hit from the Canucks' Ryan Stanton that ended up costing him two games, but it will mostly be a moot point if the winger returns to action Friday. Expect his availability to be formally announced after the Penguins complete their gameday morning skate.

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Hornqvist (head) will practice with the Penguins on Thursday, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Though Hornqvist has missed the team's previous two games after suffering a head injury, the Penguins have remained reluctant to confirm or deny that the winger suffered a concussion. In any case, it doesn't sound like Hornqvist's situation is overly serious, as he'll take to the ice Thursday following Wednesday's team off day. If he completes the workout without any complications, Hornqvist could be cleared to rejoin Sidney Crosby on the top line in advance of Friday's game against the Flames.

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Hornqvist (head) will not play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Head coach Mike Johnston said that Hornqvist is still undergoing tests on his head injury and his status will be updated on Tuesday. Hornqvist did not play the third period in Thursday's game against the Canucks after he was hit hard by Ryan Stanton. The 27-year-old winger has 11 goals and 14 assists in 25 games played this season.

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The Penguins will likely update Hornqvist's status following the team's game-day skate in New York on Monday.

The team didn't practice Sunday, so there was no opportunity to find out the results of Hornqvist's extensive concussion testing. Steve Downie took his spot on Sidney Crosby's line Saturday against the Senators.

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Honrqvist (head) will not play Saturday against the Senators, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

The team still has not disclosed the results of Hornqvist's concussion tests, but he will miss at least one game after taking a big hit in the second period of Thursday's tilt. Consider Hornqvist day-to-day until more information becomes available.

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Hornqvist is being evaluated for a concussion, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hornqvist was set to take a baseline test Friday which would have determined whether or not he was experiencing concussion-like symptoms, but the results of that test aren't yet known. The team won't have a good estimate for his return date until his situation is properly diagnosed, but the odds seem against him suiting up Saturday against Ottawa.

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Coach Mike Johnston had no update on Hornqvist (undisclosed) following Pittsburgh's 3-0 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

It's possible that the organization will release further information regarding Hornqvist after Friday's practice. The Pens' top two lines have been decimated by injuries and ailments in the pastt couple weeks. Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Beau Bennett and now Hornqvist are now missing from the lineup.

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Hornqvist wasn't on the bench or ice for the start of the third period Thursday against the Canucks, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hornqvist's injury is likely the result of a big hit laid on him by Ryan Stanton late in the third period. The team will likely update his status at some point in the near future, but the team will need to shift lines to fill in while he is out.