• Blake Comeau sidelined since December 22, is close to returning to the lineup and considered a possibility to play Wednesday night vs the Cup contending Detroit Red Wings. Comeau had an encouraging practice in how he handled battle drills on Monday. “The big thing for him was how he handled battle [drills] and checking situation,” Mike Johnston said. The Penguins plan to play Comeau with Evgeni Malkin on the second line. “It’s probably something we’ll look at as soon as he gets back,” Johnston said of playing Comeau with Malkin.
2014-2015 Stats: 32 GP – 11 Goals – 8 Assists – 19 Points – +6