Lengthy Injury List For Penguins
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — After a 6-3 win against the New York Islanders Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins were faced with a familiar reality: the injury report is sizeable and there’s no telling when it will diminish.
Pittsburgh had a scheduled day off Sunday, meaning there is no change in status to forwards Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal and Richard Park or defensemen Kris Letang, Zbynek Michalek and Robert Bortuzzo.
Crosby was scheduled to miss the last two games after getting a headache following a loss to Boston a week ago. There’s no official word on whether or not he’ll return Tuesday against Detroit.
Staal is currently listed as day-to-day with an unspecified lower-body injury. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Park also has a lower-body injury. His absence along with Crosby’s forced the Penguins to move Pascal Dupuis to center Saturday night.
The Penguins called up veteran Jason Williams Saturday night because of a lack of available healthy forwards. He has since been sent back down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Letang, Michalek and Bortuzzo are recovering from concussions and have no timetable for return.
Additionally, defensemen Ben Lovejoy and Brian Strait are out with long-term injuries. Lovejoy is recovering from a broken wrist and Strait has a wrist injury as well.