Head coach Dan Bylsma has gathered the troops to go over the drills. On the ice are forwards Malkin, Neal, Kennedy, Adams, Kunitz, Dupuis, MacIntyre, Sullivan, Asham, Cooke and defensemen Martin, Michalek, Orpik, Niskanen, Engelland, Despres and Strait. Both Fleury and Johnson are participating as well.Pens Report. Michalek expected back for next game
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Picard, 26, will be appearing in his third stint of the season with Pittsburgh. He has played in seven NHL games this season, going scoreless with a plus-5 rating while averaging 12:51 minutes per game. Picard has finished plus or even in six of his seven games.Pens Recall Alex Picard....No Deryk Engelland tonight?
NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider and St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' of the week. FIRST STAR -- SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby made a sensational return to the NHL after a 61-game absence, tallying nine points (two goals, seven assists) and a League-high +7 rating in four games. The Penguins' captain tallied four points (two goals, two assists) and a +3 rating in his 2011-12 NHL debut, a 5-0 victory over the New York Islanders Nov. 21. He scored on his first shot 5:24 into the game, led all players with eight shots on goal and won 14 of 21 face-offs in 15:54 of ice time. Crosby went on to post a +1 rating in a 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues Nov. 23; tally three assists in a 6-3 win over Ottawa Senators Nov. 25, and add two assists in a 4-3 overtime victory over Montreal Canadiens Nov. 26. In taking seven of the eight available points, the Penguins (14-6-4) ended the week atop the NHL overall standings.nhl.com
Pens morning skate lines... Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Sullivan-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Staal-Kennedy Asham-Park-Adams The D-men did full ice rushes.Pens Report
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dustin Jeffrey from his conditioning assignment with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Jeffrey, 23, played two games for WBS last week, collecting one assist and three shots on goal.From the Penguins. Even without Crosby and possibly Steve Sullivan and/or Tyler Kennedy (game time decisions) the team has 12 healthy forwards.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dustin Jeffrey from his conditioning assignment with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Jeffrey, 23, played two games for WBS last week, collecting one assist and three shots on goal.From the Penguins. Sidney Crosby is out tonight, Jeffrey's return means 12 healthy forwards even without counting on Tyler Kennedy and Steve Sullivan (game time decisions).
Crosby-Malkin-Neal Kunitz-Staal-Dupuis Cooke-Park-Asham Tangradi-Vitale-Adams The Pens are on the ice for practice. Steve Sullivan, who left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury, is not practicingpenguins.com
NEWS ALERT: #Pens have assigned forwards Dustin Jeffrey & Steve MacIntyre to @WBSPenguins on conditioning assignmentPens twitter account
"RT @pensinsidescoop: #Pens Crosby not @ pract today. He went back 2 attend sked doctors appntmnt. He'll be back w/ team for pract on Mon -SK" Via Twitter of PGHPenguins Could this him being clearance to play, or just another appointment. Interesting side note, initial injury was 1-1-11, possible return date could be 11-11-11, also the date the movie "Immortals" comes out. Coincidence? Maybe, but I like to think not.http://twitter.com/#!/pghpenguins