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Galchenyuk is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Galchenyuk was missing from Wednesday’s practice, putting his status for Thursday’s game in question. Head coach Mike Sullivan said that Galchenyuk aggravated a prior ailment. If he misses Thursday’s game, the Penguins will likely be without four of their top-9 forwards (Galchenyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Nick Bjugstad).

Source: Seth Rorabaugh 10/9/19, 2:33 pm EST

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Galchenyuk (lower-body) practiced on Wednesday; will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

As expected, Galchenyuk was back on the ice for Wednesday’s practice, skating on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Tanev. Head coach Mike Sullivan called Galchenyuk a “game-time decision” but all signs point towards him making his Penguins debut in the top-6 and on the second power-play unit.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 10/2/19, 1:01 pm EST

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Galchenyuk (lower-body) is expected to play in the season opener.

Galchenyuk is officially listed as day-to-day but GM Jim Rutherford said the Penguins are confident that Galchenyuk will be able to play Thursday. The 25-year-old is coming off of a disappointing season in Arizona but is expected to skate alongside Evgeni Malkin, which makes him an excellent bounce-back/post-hype candidate.

Source: Dave Molinari 10/1/19, 1:02 pm EST

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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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