Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/1/14
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby’s broken jaw is healing and showing no signs of post-concussion syndrome. But he remains, as does elite winger James Neal – who is recovering from a concussion suffered against the New York Rangers.That is forcing the Penguins to shuffle their lines and give bigger roles to newcomers Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Jussi Jokinen during the final three weeks of the regular season.Chris Kunitz enjoys great chemistry with Crosby. Kunitz jumps into defensive zone holes and gets off quick, accurate shots. That makes him the perfect partner for the slick passing Crosby. Evgeni Malkin has a great working relationship with Neal, who uses his size and reach to earn scoring opportunities.“I hope he comes back soon, before the playoffs,” Malkin told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “I miss him.”During Pittsburgh’s current three-game road trip, Malkin is flanked by Kunitz and Iginla.“We immediately had some comfort level putting Chris on that line with G...
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