Found January 10, 2012 on Puck Daddy:
The combination of Jordan Staal's knee injury and James Neal's broken foot, along with the continued absence of Sidney Crosby, had people tossing around the word "devastating" for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the next few weeks. Even The Pensblog was speechless. But here's something we all underestimated: James Neal is a hockey player. He's made of sterner stuff than to let a little thing like a broken foot get in the way of shouldering some of the offensive load for his team. Of course, it helps that the initial diagnosis was much graver than the actual diagnosis. Sam Kasan of the Penguins reported that both Neal and Craig Adams, the ace penalty killer who hurt his knee in practice earlier this week, both said they're good to go for tonight's tilt against the Ottawa Senators. From Kasan, Coach Dan Bylsma relayed the following: First test on Neal showed fracture. MRI showed pre-existing condition. Has bone bruise but can play. For Neal, with time it...

Neal and Adams both expected on the ice against Ottawa tonight

When everything was starting to look pretty bleak for the Penguins we get a glimmer of good news.  The Penguins Report said today that both James Neal and Craig Adams were on the ice for morning skate and will be playing tonight.  After Saturday’s loss Coach Byslma said Neal would be out “weeks, not days” with a broken foot.  And Craig Adams who was hurt in Sunday’s practice...

Penguins' Staal out 4-6 weeks, Neal has broken foot

The Pittsburgh Penguins received a double dose of bad news on Sunday. Center Jordan Staal is expected to miss four to six weeks with a knee injury and leading goal-scorer James Neal will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken foot. Staal was injured on a knee-on-knee hit from New York Rangers veteran Mike Rupp on Friday night. The 23-year-old Staal has collected 15 goals and...

James Neal's Diagnosis Reversed. Are Initial Examinations Too Hasty?

What a difference a couple days make. In the case of James Neal, a couple days was the difference between having a broken foot (as we commented on in a recent article on the injuries mounting in Pittsburgh) and being able to play against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. I'm not sure which is more bizarre, Neal's changing diagnosis or the bizarre Dustin Penner pancake...

Penguins Lose Two More Key Players To Injuries

from Sam Kasan at the Penguins website, Center Jordan Staal is out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury after he collided knee-on-knee with Rangers forward Mike Rupp Friday night, according to head coach Dan Bylsma. Staal will not need surgery. Forward James Neal, who leads the team with 21 goals, will be out indefinitely with a broken foot. Bylsma said it will be “weeks, not days....

Neal out with broken foot; Staal to miss 4-6 weeks

Right wing James Neal, whose 21 goals are fifth in the NHL, sustained a broken foot against New Jersey on Saturday. The Penguins also suffered a possibly significant injury in practice on Sunday when Craig Adams sustained a right knee injury.

Pens Down, But Not Out

If you thought last year was bad in terms of injuries for the Penguins, think again. The team announced Sunday that they will be without forwards Jordan Staal and James Neal for an extended period of time. (Click here for details on their respe...

Depleted Pens' fate could hinge on the status of captain Crosby

The injury-ravaged Penguins were blindsided by more crippling news Sunday: Right wing James Neal is out indefinitely...

Pens' Neal, Adams say they're ready to play tonight

The Penguins got some welcome and unexpected medical news today, as forwards James Neal (foot) and Craig Adams pronounced themselves ready to return to the lineup for tonight's game against Ottawa at Consol Energy Center.

Jordan Staal out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Jordan Staal will be out of action for 4-6 weeks due to a knee injury.

Penguins lose Jordan Staal, James Neal for extended periods

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PHT: With Jordan Staal out 4-6 weeks and James Neal out awhile, could Pittsburgh miss the playoffs?
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