Found March 05, 2012 on The Pensblog:
A few notes heading into tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes:   Deryk Engelland is day-to-day with a lower body injury. Brian Strait, who was recalled from WBS, will play. Tyler Kennedy may return. He will be a game-time decision. No update on Letang yet. Fleury will be in net tonight. There are Mario Lemieux banners up outside the arena in preparation for the statue unveiling on Wednesday.

Dreaming Of A Playoff Return For Crosby

from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins fans dream about captain Sidney Crosby returning from his 14-month bout with concussions and ending the most challenging chapter of his life by lifting the Stanley Cup. Turns out some of his teammates share that dream. “We’re hoping it’s going to be like Christmas morning one day,” defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. ...

Sidney Crosby Cleared for Contact, Possible He May Return to Face Bruins on Sunday

Sidney Crosby is in a familiar position in his attempted return to game action, but he's not taking anything for granted this time around. The Penguins superstar was cleared for physical contact on Tuesday, but he was also quick to note that there still isn't a clear timetable for his return from lingering concussion issues. "I was cleared to do contact," Crosby...

The good and bad of Crosby being cleared

Only one clip that sums it up: Don't get us wrong this is great news. The thought of Sidney Crosby returning is enough to make your boner explode and your ovaries to fall out. But there are a **** load of issues that lie ahead. A brief breakdown after readmore.   The Bad It will be hard to get air from whenever he comes back until the Penguins...

Crosby Cleared For Contact

Looks like Sid has been cleared for contact and could be playing soon. From the Penguins website, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been cleared for full contact, but there is not timetable for a possible return to the lineup. “I was cleared to do contact,” Crosby said. “We’ll see how that goes. There is no real timetable, but it’s a good step. Hopefully, I can keep...

Pens' fast start too much for Coyotes in loss

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Zbynek Michalek and Chris Kunitz scored first-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. Michalek, a defenseman, put the Penguins in front with 8:16 left in the first by scoring just his second goal of the season. Kunitz doubled Pittsburgh's edge 3:01 later, and Marc-Andre Fleury...

RECAP: Rocky Mountain High. PENS WIN.

At least one Pittsburgh team can win Denver. The Pens did what they needed to do: got a big lead and got the hell out of Colorado.  The Stars and Avalanche aren't the 1980 Oilers or anything, but there's really no downside in the Pens riding into hostile road environments and taking 4 points. These 4 points move them to 81, 8 or so points behind the Rangers.  David...

Penguins 5, Avalanche 1

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots, Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin, Arron Asham, Richard Park and Deryk Engelland also scored to help the Penguins stretch their winning streak to a season-high five games. Matt Hunwick scored, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 22 saves for...

News & Notes: Crosby Cleared For Contact; Grabovski, Turco Ink Deals

Crosby has full-participation practice with Penguins As if the Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the hottest team in the League already, the surging Pens were blessed with even more good news: Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact. We assume the news comes as a result of Sid the Kid being bored of just doing this in practice for three months: Although there's still...

Penguins 2, Coyotes 1

Zybnek Michalek and Chris Kunitz scored three minutes apart in the first period, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. The Penguins extended the NHL's longest current winning streak by holding off a late charge from the suddenly slumping Coyotes. Ray Whitney scored 21st goal...

Coyotes-Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are enjoying another win streak while getting contributions from players other than just Evgeni Malkin. They'll try to stretch their run to six straight victories when they host a Phoenix Coyotes club looking to avoid a third straight defeat Monday night. Malkin is tied with Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos for the NHL lead with 80 points. The superstar...
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