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The Penguins have acquired Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph from the Coyotes for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2020 fourth-round pick.

Galchenyuk has been traded for the second time in two summers. The 25-year-old was hurt to start the 2018-19 season but finished the year with 19 goals and 22 assists (41 points) in 72 games with Arizona. Surprisingly, Galchenyuk’s minutes dropped with the Coyotes but he could easily replace Kessel in the Penguins’ top-6 and land on a line with Evgeni Malkin, which could revitalize his young career.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 06/30/19, 12:07 am EST

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Galchenyuk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Galchenyuk missed Tuesday’s game in Boston and remains questionable for Thursday’s game in Buffalo. Galchenyuk has not been great through 21 games in Arizona, picking up just 11 points (3G / 8A). Galchenyuk’s 45.8 CorsiFor% and -2.1 CF% rel doesn’t lend a lot of hope that things are going to get much better in the near future.

Source: Craig Morgan 12/13/18, 12:22 pm EST

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Galchenyuk (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Galchenyuk skated on the top-line in Coyotes’ practice on Monday and it looks as if he will make his Arizona debut tomorrow. The Coyotes top line could make some noise with the 24-year-old skating alongside Clayton Keller and former first-rounder Lawson Crouse. Galchenyuk had 19 goals and 32 assists (51 points) in 82 games with the Canadiens last season.

Source: Dave Vest 10/22/18, 3:09 pm EST

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Galchenyuk (lower-body) returned to the ice on Monday.

For the first time since suffering a lower-body injury in the preseason, Galchenyuk took to the ice in a non-contact jersey. The yougn centre was acquired from the Canadiens this offseason but his Coyotes debut was put on hold. This is the first step in Galchenyuk’s recovery and his return will be imminent once he shed that non-contact sweater.

Source: Richard Morin 10/15/18, 1:04 pm EST

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Galchenyuk could miss the start of the regular season with a lower-body injury.

Galchenyuk, who was acquired from the Canadiens this summer, suffered a lower-body injury during last Tuesday’s preseason game. With their No.2 centre out right now, Clayton Keller shifted to the middle while they wait for Galchenyuk to return. Both Christian Dvorak and Dylan Strome could take on larger roles too if Galchenyuk misses the start of the campaign.

Source: Richard Morin 09/24/18, 10:32 pm EST

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The Coyotes acquired Alex Galchenyuk from the Canadiens for Max Domi on Saturday.

Galchenyuk, 24, has disappointed since being picked No.3 overall in 2012. Galchenyuk had a breakout campaign in 2015-16, when he collected 30 goals and 26 assists, but is tied for 110th in points (95) in two years since. Galchenyuk has had a difficult time sticking at centre during his NHL career, but the Coyotes are expected to use him as a pivot, likely on the second line behind Derek Stepan.

Source: Matt Cudzinowski 06/18/18, 2:51 pm EST

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Galchenyuk missed Friday’s practice with flu-like symptoms.

Galchenyuk’s 2017-18 season has not started the way his fantasy owners would have hoped. After spending the first few games on the second line, Galchenyuk was recently moved to the fourth line and now he’s missing practice with an illness, clouding his status for Saturday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs.

Source: Eric Engels 10/13/17, 7:11 am EST

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Galchenyuk (knee) will return to the Canadiens' lineup on Thursday.

Galchenyuk has missed the last three games with a knee injury, but will return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday. After returning from his previous knee injury, Galchenyuk registered two goals and two assist in five games before getting hurt again. Galchenyuk skated David Desharnais and Andrew Shaw on Wednesday.

Source: Stu Cowan 02/1/17, 2:20 pm EST

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