Pittsburgh Penguins: Talbot Returns
It looks like Game 7 hero Maxime Talbot will be returning to play tonight when the Pens head to Ottawa. Talbot has been out due to shoulder surgery in the off-season and will play for the first time this season. Players are finally starting to get back from injury. First Malkin, and now Talbot and hopefully Sergei Gonchar and Brooks Orpik will be back.
Unfortunately, another injury has struck the Pens and again it’s to a defense-man. Jay Mckee will be out 2 - 4 weeks with an infected finger. The Pens now have only 1 starting defense-man left which is Mark Eaton. This means that the return of Gonchar and/or Orpik will be that much more welcomed.
The good thing about all of these injuries though is that they are not long term injuries. No players have been placed on IR and with the exception of any future injuries all players should be back prior to the new year. The Pens are on a two game win streak and the return of Malkin has certainly been a factor. Of course, I would also like to say that the young defense-man from Wilkes-Barre Scranton have played well and it is great to see these guys get some experience and let the Penguins organization see their worth. One person who has impressed me so far has been Ben Lovejoy.
Here is to coach Dan Bylsma not having to make any more injury announcements for a long time.
Let’s Go Pens!