From the Pittsburgh Penguins' official website (with a video that auto-plays…):
Jordan Staal is back.
The Pens center has missed the last 15 games with a knee injury suffered Jan. 6 against the New York Rangers, but is expected to play Saturday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets.
“Jordan Staal will be playing in the game (Saturday),” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “As long as he had, as we expected him to (have), a good day on the ice, he’ll be in the lineup (Saturday).”
It goes without saying that it will be great to have Staal back in the line-up.
As well as the Penguins played with players like Dustin Jeffrey, Joe Vitale, Cal O'Reilly and Richard Park down the middle, none of those players are genuine second line centers. The addition of Jordan Staal greatly improves that second line with Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis and/or Tyler Kennedy. An actual second line would be nice, if only so the Neal-Malkin-Kunitz line doesn't have to do pretty much everything offensively.