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Old 04-11-2010, 12:20 PM   #11232
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Default Re: Pens Tidbits

Did you guys forget that the Pens had to play the last half of the game without Orpik and Cooke? That might throw a crimp in their ability to play their game, since they were already without 2 of their regulars, Kunitz and Ponikarovsky. At that point, they just played the game trying not to get anyone else hurt before the playoffs start. Just ask Alex Kovalev and the Sens about that - Kovalev tore his ACL Friday night and is out for the playoffs. Thankfully neither Cooke nor Orpik were seriously injured and were both just held out for precautionary reasons (Cooke and his nugget, Orpik was cut by a Thrasher). Both will be available when the playoffs start, and they will get Kunitz and Ponikarovsky back as well. Just have to get through today without any injuries.

EDIT: The Pens have recalled LW Eric Tangradi from WBS today. He is our top wing prospect, so we'll get to see a little bit of what he can do. This probably means Matt Cooke isn't playing today: http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=524882
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