Penguin Injury Updates
Coach Dan Bylsma, click here
Injury Excerpts from Bylsma following Monday’s practice
Beau Bennett: Lower-body injury and is day-to-day at this time
Kris Letang: Scheduled to skate 30 minutes with the team today and did so. Kris is still in a progression, getting back to playing, this was another step up, ramp up. Still needs to continue to progress to move toward a game.
James Neal: Week-to-week.
Editor’s Note — A trusted source has told me Neal has a torn muscle around the rib cage area.
Chuck Kobasew was used on a line with Malkin and Jokinen. That’s probably going to be the case, the top-6 role will be filled from within… Probably looking for a bottom forward callup for our team.
Olli’s going to continue to get an opportunity here. It’s certainly been a good test for him. He’s going to have a couple good tests in the next couple games. That will all factor in around the nine-game mark.
The (fourth line) has probably been the most effective and biggest surprise line, In Florida they were the line that got us going. They actually have played two to three minutes more per game because of how they’ve been going. They have been effective and a big part for our first five games.
Sidney Crosby, click here
I feel pretty good, it’s a process, timing and execution … as a team we’ve worked hard.
Oilers play with a lot of speed, make sure we play a tight game.
Re: Letang — be great to have him back, just to see him skate is good. Whenever he’s ready we’ll be glad to have him back.
Re Smaller Nets – You can get lost more behind the net, the angles are better, it’s been a good adjustment. Wraparounds are easier with the smaller nets, room for the puck to get in front of nets a little more.
Marc-Andre Fleury, click here
Chris Kunitz, click here
Joe Vitale, click here
Matt Niskanen, click here
Rob Scuderi, click here
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