The musical chairs continue for a depleted Penguins team
The team this morning has recalled forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Alexandre Picard for tonight’s game vs the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins come into tonights game with Joe Vitale and Jordan Staal dealing with nagging injuries and both are regarded as game time decisions. As of yesterday, the team was optimistic that both would play.
Defenseman Zbynek Michalek traveled with the team and has been targeting a return for tonights game. If he doesn’t play, it would be a team decision with the Penguins playing back to back games
Tangradi makes his second stint of the season with the team. He has 10 goals and 20 points in 24 games for Wilkes Barre. Tangradi rarely sees time off the 4th line during his callups. We’ll see if that changes tonight.
11:50 am: Joe Vitale and Jordan Staal were full participants in the skate. Eric Tangradi took lines rushes on the 4th line with Craig Adams and Arron Asham
Kunitz – Malkin – Neal
Dupuis – Staal – Kennedy
Sullivan – Vitale – Cooke
MacIntyre/Tangradi – Adams – Asham