After blowing out the New York Islanders 5-0 on Wednesday night in Game One, the Pittsburgh Penguins received some bad injury news as winger James Neal suffered an injury that took him out of the game. Neal has not skated with the team since. However, it appears the Penguins will be putting a pretty good replacement into the lineup for Game Two tonight. Sidney Crosby, who has not played since March 30th due to a broken jaw, has been cleared to play in games and will return to the lineup tonight against the Islanders. He will skate in his usual spot on the top line with Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz. Crosby, Kunitz and Dupuis were one of the best lines in the NHL this season. Beau Bennett will play with Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla to take Neal’s place.
Sidney Crosby Will Return Tonight for Game 2 Against Islanders
Published on May 3rd, 2013