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Galchenyuk could find himself out of the lineup when the team is healthy

7 décembre 2019
If Alex Galchenyuk thought he had himself a guaranteed spot on the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster, he may want to think again. In an interview with The Athletic, Pens GM Jim Rutherford says when the team is healthy again, Galchenyuk could very well find himself on the outside looking in.


"The fact of the matter is, when we're totally healthy, he's going to have to work very hard just to get in the top 12," said Rutherford. "That's just the way it is, because we have a lot of guys playing well. So that's the good news and the bad news."

When Galchenyuk was first traded to Pittsburgh from Arizona, the belief was he'd be a perfect fit to play alongside Evgeni Malkin. Rutherford made it clear that experiment is over.

"I'm not totally convinced that there's the right chemistry there," Rutherford told The Athletic. "You have to have the right chemistry, the right fit. I never felt that that was going to be the right place for him."

Galchenyuk has dealt with some injuries this year, as have many other members of the Penguins team. He has two goals and eight assists in 20 games right now. Not necessarily terrible, but he's being out-shined by guys like Sam Lafferty, who has really stepped up in the midst of all the injuries. Galchenyuk is set to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career at the end of this season. If he starts to find himself as a healthy scratch for the Penguins, is almost a sure thing that Rutherford will try to trade him out of town before the 2019-20 deadline.

FEBRUARY 16, 2020
TOP 20 G A PTS
SEBASTIAN AHO
2 1 3
PATRIC HORNQVIST
2 1 3
LEON DRAISAITL
1 2 3
BRADY TKACHUK
1 2 3
JOSH ARCHIBALD
2 - 2
ADAM HENRIQUE
2 - 2
JOEY ANDERSON
1 1 2
MASON APPLETON
1 1 2
NATHAN BEAULIEU
1 1 2
SIDNEY CROSBY
1 1 2
DEREK GRANT
1 1 2
PATRICK KANE
1 1 2
JOHAN LARSSON
1 1 2
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
1 1 2
KYLE PALMIERI
1 1 2
MIRO HEISKANEN
- 2 2
DMITRY KULIKOV
- 2 2
COLIN MILLER
- 2 2
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN
- 2 2
KEVIN ROONEY
- 2 2
COMPLETE LIST  
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
LEON DRAISAITL
59 95
DAVID PASTRNAK
60 82
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 81
NATHAN MACKINNON
57 80
ARTEMI PANARIN
57 78
BRAD MARCHAND
60 75
JACK EICHEL
58 74
PATRICK KANE
59 74
NIKITA KUCHEROV
57 72
AUSTON MATTHEWS
60 71
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
GOALS GP G
AUSTON MATTHEWS
60 42
DAVID PASTRNAK
60 42
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
57 40
LEON DRAISAITL
59 34
JACK EICHEL
58 33
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
LEON DRAISAITL
59 61
JOHN CARLSON
58 54
BRAD MARCHAND
60 52
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 51
ARTEMI PANARIN
57 49
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
58 69
ROMAN JOSI
58 57
VICTOR HEDMAN
57 49
ALEX PIETRANGELO
59 47
QUINN HUGHES
58 45
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
QUINN HUGHES
58 45
CALE MAKAR
49 42
VICTOR OLOFSSON
44 38
NICK SUZUKI
61 38
DOMINIK KUBALIK
57 36
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
44 32
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
49 25
JORDAN BINNINGTON
42 24
FREDERIK ANDERSEN
44 24
CAREY PRICE
50 24
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
ELVIS MERZLIKINS
28 5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
42 4
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
49 4
JAMES REIMER
24 3
JAROSLAV HALAK
27 3
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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