Posted October 19, 2011 on AP on Fox
At full strength, the Pittsburgh Penguins have an arsenal of stars that's arguably as deep as any in the NHL. Right now, they'll simply settle for a lineup with anyone who's healthy. A bevy of injuries and a two-game suspension to defenseman Kris Letang will leave the Penguins short-handed again Thursday night, when they continue the NHL's busiest early season schedule against the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Pittsburgh (4-2-2) knew it would begin the season without forwards Sidney Crosby and Dustin Jeffrey along with defenseman Brooks Orpik, but it's also been forced to play without forwards Evgeni Malkin (knee) and Tyler Kennedy (post-concussion symptoms) in the early going. The Penguins also had to make do without Letang on Tuesday in Minnesota - their league-high eighth game in 13 days - after he was handed a two-game suspension for a boarding penalty he received in Winnipeg a night earlier. Even Brian Strait, who was called up earlier Tuesday, left with an upper-body injur...
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