Matt Cullen
C PIT
1 month ago

Cullen is still considering whether to call it a career, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps swayed by his teammates and fans chanting "one more year" throughout the Pens' championship celebrations, Cullen would almost certainly be welcomed back if he wanted to join Pittsburgh for a chance to three-peat. A critical component of the penalty kill -- where he averaged 3:09 per contest -- the 40-year-old has become an extension of the coaching staff for both the team's younger players and veterans alike. His productivity won't jump off the page -- 31 points this season -- but Cullen can still offer decent fantasy value if he opts to come back.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
1 month ago

Cullen said that he's likely to retire after winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With 745 points in 1489 career NHL contests, the 40-year-old has had quite the career, which has now been punctuated by his third Stanley Cup (two with Pittsburgh, one with Carolina). Despite his age, Cullen provided a solid source of secondary scoring in the regular season (31 points in 72 contests) before adding a pair of goals and seven assists in the postseason, so his absence from the Penguins' lineup won't be insignificant.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
3 months ago

Cullen (undisclosed) will likely be in the lineup against the Devils on Thursday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen took a heavy hit to the head and neck area in Tuesday's matchup but appears to be good to go versus New Jersey. Despite playing in a third-line role, the veteran has been one of the more productive players of late, registering four points in his last six outings. With the center seemingly ready to hit the ice, recall Dominik Simon will likely watch the game from the pressbox.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen (undisclosed) will be reevaluated Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

It's uncertain what went wrong for Cullen, but he was one of three Penguins who required service in the locker room in a rough and tumble game. For now, consider Cullen day-to-day. He'll have a couple of days to rest before the team takes the ice Thursday in Newark.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen (illness) participated in Friday's morning skate and will play against the Rangers, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran center was dealing with an illness and missed Thursday's practice. He's scored three goals and six assists in his last 12 contests.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen (illness) missed Thursday's practice, Bill West of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the second practice Cullen has missed this week while dealing with an undisclosed illness. The 40-year-old pivot did play, however, in Wednesday's loss to Chicago -- recording an assist and two shots on goal in 14:26 of ice time. Clearly, this is not something that is hindering Cullen's ability to contribute. However, it remains to be seen if he will suit up Friday against the Rangers.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen (illness) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness, but the veteran pivot was able to participate in Wednesday's morning skate, and he was never in serious danger of missing Pittsburgh's meeting with Chicago. The American forward will slot into a bottom-six role against the Blackhawks, centering Tom Kuhnhackl and Oskar Sundqvist on the Penguins' fourth line, but he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of Pittsburgh's second power-play unit Wednesday evening.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen missed Tuesday's practice due to illness.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear what impact this may have on Cullen's status for Wednesday's matchup with the Blackhawks, but with the number of banged up players in the Burgh, losing a veteran like Cullen -- even for one game -- would be a big setback. The 40-year-old has been lighting it up recently with two goals and three assists in his previous six contests, including a marker on the power play, where he is only averaging 0:23 of ice time per contest. If the winger is unable to suit up Wednesday, the Pens may need to call up a player from the minors to fill out the game-day roster.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen scored a first-period goal in Sunday's loss against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The 40-year-old now has two goals and three assists over seven games since returning from an undisclosed injury. Cullen is becoming more injury prone as he ages, but he has 28 points this season over 66 games, compared to 32 points over 82 games last season, proving his production hasn't gone anywhere. When healthy, Cullen is still a solid winger in leagues of medium depth.

Matt Cullen
C PIT
4 months ago

Cullen (undisclosed) will return to Pittsburgh's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen will return to a bottom-six role Wednesday, centering Tom Kuhnhackl and Oskar Sundqvist on the Penguins' fourth line. The 40-year-old pivot has posted solid numbers while skating in a somewhat limited role for Pittsburgh this season, notching 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 59 games, but he hasn't done enough to warrant ownership in most fantasy formats.