The Penguins might fall from postseason contention soon. Injury after injury after injury decimated their team during the first half of the season.
Superstar Sidney Crosby is sidelined by post-concussion syndrome, perhaps into next season. Sid The Kid’s camp is angrily denying speculation that he is pondering retirement, but fans are losing hope that he will make a productive return this season.
He came back and played eight games this season before shutting down, again, for an indefinite period.
Top offensive defenseman Kris Letang is still shelved by a concussion, too, although he is edging closer to a return. He resumed skating, but without clearance for contact work.
Winger Jame Neal, a 21-goal scorer this season, will be sidelined several weeks with a broken foot suffered Saturday.
This setback came on the heels of Jordan Staal’s knee injury. The 15-goal scorer could be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Oh the humanity! The Penguins are still in solid shape with a 21-15-4 record, but how many games can they win with so many players missing?