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Back at home.
The parade of injuries continues.
PENGUINS MEDICAL WATCH
Player, Injury (Date), Time Frame, Current Progress
Maxime Talbot, torn labrum (July 7), 4 to 6 months, practicing (cleared for contact)
Sergei Gonchar, broken left wrist (Oct. 20), 4 to 6 weeks, practicing (no contact)
Evgeni Malkin, shoulder strain (Oct. 29), 2 weeks, practicing (cleared for contact)
Tyler Kennedy, undisclosed (Nov. 5), day-to-day, no ice participation
Kris Letang, shoulder contusion (Nov. 7), 2 weeks, no ice participation
Brooks Orpik, lower-body (Nov. 10), 2 weeks, no ice participation
That leaves us with one defenseman (Mark Eaton) who played in game seven against Detroit.
The Devils still haven’t lost on the road.
People are already suggesting that Brodeur could tie the shutout record tonight, since the Penguins are having trouble scoring goals.
At this state there is a high risk of encountering dicktouchers.
The area in and around Mellon Arena should be considered the most likely target for dicktouchers.
If you are planning on visiting Mellon Arena tonight, please be alert and take all necessary precautions to remain safe.
At this point we request that all citizens remain vigilant and wait for further instructions from the Department of Dicktoucher Security.
We’re guessing on the defensive pairings:
Matt Cooke – Sidney Crosby – Ruslan Fedotenko
Chris Kunitz – Jordan Staal – Bill Guerin
Chris Conner – Craig Adams – Pascal Dupuis
Chris Bourque – Mike Rupp – Eric Godard
Mark Eaton – Deryk Engelland
Ben Lovejoy – Martin Skoula
Jay McKee – Alex Goligoski
“It was my second time practicing hard and it feels great. I hope to come back soon… My shoulder and body are better. It was a good rest. I feel stronger now. I feel awesome. I won’t play tonight but maybe next game.”
— Evgeni Malkin on his health
Might as well go for it.