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Penguins Practice Roundup: Injury updates with Coach Sullivan

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The Penguins got back on the ice on Monday and Mike Sullivan spoke at length about a lot of different topics.

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Following the Penguins holding practice today, head coach Mike Sullivan held court and chatted about a variety of things, including providing some updates on the injury status of a few players.

After Jared McCann left the Pens’ game on Saturday against the Islanders, he did not skate in Monday’s practice.

An update on McCann’s status is expected later tomorrow.

There was also an unfortunate injury that ended Mike Matheson’s day. Matheson collided with a teammate during practice and was down for a bit, before leaving the ice.

Matheson was being evaluated for an injury on Monday. Perhaps we’ll get an update on his status tomorrow as well.

When asked about dealing with the amount of injuries the team is dealing with and how they can handle it, Sullivan said “We can’t get discouraged. We’ve got to get more determined.”

The Penguins may have some help coming on the defensive front.

Marcus Pettersson skated yesterday morning with the taxi squad.

Brian Dumoulin and Juuso Riikola haven’t skated as of yesterday morning but Sullivan says they’re going through off-ice rehab work.

The same goes for injured forward Evan Rodrigues.

The Penguins don’t play again until Thursday when they’ll take on the New York Islanders again.