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More good news on the injury front for the Penguins as both Brooks Orpik and Eric Tangradi were back in practice today.  Both went down with injuries in February - Tangradi a concussion on Feb. 11 and Orpik a broken finger on Feb. 23 - so to see them both back on the ice in just about a month's time is encouraging for both.

In the same Post-Gazette article that delivers the good news, I also noticed a little note on Matt Cooke and how the team is currently handling his suspension:

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Cooke has been given a few days off to be away from the team "just to take a moment, clear his head and be away from the rink before he returns."

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Neither Tangradi or Orpik will be in the lineup for the Pens on Thursday when they take on the Flyers, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if we saw both back in the swing of things by the first week of April.  If I had to guess, Tangradi's concussion is likely being more closely monitored than Orpik, who likely has the better chance of the two at coming back sooner than later.