Found January 10, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
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 story (We favor the pancakes). Still, while Neal's miraculous recovery doesn't involve any breakfast foods, it is pretty astonishing and comes at a time where the Penguins could use all the positive news they can get.  Neal's shifting diagnosis isn't the first one we have seen in the NHL this year. As a result, the question must be asked - are initial exams/diagnoses too hasty?  James Neal is clearly Wolverine, or at least some sort of superhero that has quick healing ability. Unfortunately, the real truth behind Neal's recovery lies with a faulty initial diagnosis that stated he ha...

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...

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Tuesdays With Stoosh 01.10.2012

In which the people throwing themselves from the Penguins bandwagon are probably out 8 weeks with lower body injuries... By now you all know the deal. Jordan Staal's done for 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain. James Neal is likely out at least that long and maybe more after breaking his foot blocking a shot against New Jersey. And during a Sunday practice called...

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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....

Senators-Penguins Preview

Sidney Crosby's prolonged absence after returning for eight games seemed to cast a dark cloud over the Pittsburgh Penguins' season, but their captain's status is far from their only concern. Jordan Staal and James Neal are the latest Penguins to suffer long-term injuries, leaving Pittsburgh with a tough hill to climb as it tries to avoid its first five-game losing streak...
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