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from Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Here’s one way to gauge the value of a player:
Ask a couple of teammates where the club would be without him.
“That’s a tough question,” Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis said Monday of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. “He’s been playing great. He’s a big part of it.”
That would be a big part of the Penguins’ run to 44 points in 35 games, among the best in the NHL, despite injuries galore.
Every defenseman who started the season on the major league roster, among others, has missed least one game. And even though center Evgeni Malkin is in contention for the league points championship and winger James Neal is vying for the goal title, the Penguins would hate an “It’s a Wonderful Life” version of themselves without their franchise goalie.
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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said there has been no update on the status of injured superstar Sidney Crosby.
There has been little word on the condition of Crosby since he said his concussion symptoms had returned following a game against the Boston Bruins on Dec. 5.
The Penguins placed Crosby on injured reserve Dec. 17 after ruling him out indefinitely five days earlier...
I hope you all had a lovely $WINTERHOLIDAY, whichever one you may happen to celebrate. I had a good Christmas, except for the part on Christmas Eve where my mother-in-law and I split a box of Franzia and I woke up to a very hungover Christmas morning.
However, I am much recovered. Just in time for the Staal Brothers Drinking Game!
The more time that elapses without an update on Sidney Crosby's health, the more some of his teammates are beginning to worry.
Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby continues to do light workouts and still is experiencing concussion symptoms, coach Dan Bylsma said today.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5 and hasn't practiced in three weeks after getting jostled in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday that Crosby is dealing with lingering ...
(AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
James Neal had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night that stretched the Penguins' winning streak to four games.
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The Penguins probably didn't know all that much about Justin Peters before Tuesday night. Frankly, they probably don't know all that much more about him today, either. One thing they surely do realize, however, is that Peters' play was the only thing that kept Carolina even remotely competitive for most of the Penguins' 4-2 victory against the Hurricanes at Consol Energy Center.
James Neal had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday that stretched the Penguins' winning streak to four games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will take aim at a fourth consecutive victory tonight, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes for a battle at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins piled up a season-high 52 shots and extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Consol Energy Center.