A very busy week for the Penguins who return to practice on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and then have four games in six days, starting Tuesday night on the road against the New York Rangers at MSG.
The Penguins conclude the week with a road contest against the Washington Capitals on Super Bowl Sunday in the first meeting between the rivals since the Winter Classic.
Pittsburgh is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference with 66 pts at the 50 game mark.
Here are the Penguins top storylines heading into the week, including a look ahead to this week's action.
CROSBY CONDUCTS OFF-ICE WORKOUTS
Penguins center Sidney Crosby was cleared on Thursday to undergo what is described as "mild" off-ice workouts. It was a step forward for Crosby who has missed the past 9 games due to a concussion and his absence is pushing almost a month.
There is no timetable for Crosby's return and an update from the team on his status is expected tomorrow following practice.
Pittsburgh has gone 5-3-1 without Crosby and he will miss his 10th straight game Tuesday night.
MALKIN TO RETURN TO GAME ACTION