Matt Niskanen 2 | Defense

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Source: RotoWire
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News: Niskanen skated on Pittsburgh's third defensive pairing with Olli Maatta on Tuesday and manned the left point of the second power-play unit, the Penguins' official site reports. [-]
Impact: The return of Kris Letang and Paul Martin to the lineup don't do much to help Niskanen and could, in fact, reduce his playing time and fantasy production. The right-handed-shooting defender set a number of career marks in 2013-14, but he might have to wait for injuries to strike before taking a more prominent spot on the blue line.
LAST & NEXT GAME
Date OPP RESULT G A P +/- PIM PPG SOG TOI
Apr 12 PHI 3-4 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 22:31
STATS VS. NEXT OPPONENT
DATE OPP G A P +/- PIM PPG SOG TOI
Apr 16 Cls 0 2 2 3 5 0 9 20:06
Season & Career
GP G A P +/- PIM GWG SHOTS
2013-14 Season  81  10  36  46  33  51  6  162
On Pace  81  10  36  46  33  51  6  162
Career  491  35  132  167  39  266  10  744
SKATER COMPARISONS
Niskanen
10
League Average
7.4
League Leader
51

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Matt Niskanen
2013-14 Season
G
10
A
36
PTS
46
+/-
33
Bio
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 209  Age: 27
Born: 12/6/1986, Virginia, Minnesota
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2005 - Rd 1
(28th overall by the Stars)
Injury Status
No Current Injury