Tonight’s Penguins – Avalanche game will have a preseason game feel to it. According to the Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Brooks Orpik and Olli Maatta will not play tonight. The Penguins say all four are dealing with injuries.
We know Maatta is dealing with a minor injury but is Orpik, Crosby, Kunitz really injured or is it just a night off? Probably the latter, though, Crosby really wanted to play 82 games this season which would have marked the first time he did in his career.
Jussi Jokinen will return to the lineup, while Adam Payerl will make his NHL debut tonight.