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Pens GM Ray Shero Talks Crosby’s Return, Team Injuries

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Penguins General Manager Ray Shero is with the team in Washington as they get ready to take on the Capitals tomorrow night, and joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to talk about the Pens play since the return of Sidney Crosby and some of the injuries the team continues to deal with.

Defenseman Kris Letang and Zbynek Michalek are the latest Penguins to be potentially suffering from concussions, and Shero updated their status as they are back in Pittsburgh getting evaluated.  Shero doesn’t expect either of the guys to be back before Saturday’s game.

We also discussed the play of Paul Martin who has performed below expectations, and what Ray attributes his slump to.  On the flip side, James Neal is playing possibly better than anyone could have expected, and Ray told us how that trade has worked out for them, and how he felt about it last year while Neal was struggling to score.

Shero also commented on the fines and suspensions the team has faced this year, as well as the lack of discipline for P.K. Subban who Shero says has a penchant for taking out players feet out from underneath them.

We wrapped things up with Shero discussing the recent words Ottawa GM Bryan Murray had regarding Sidney Crosby and his battle with Nick Folino.