Malkin and Staal game time decisions against Detroit

Just a little over two weeks ago the Penguins were sitting pretty good with all their stars healthy and back on the ice.  Now we are all of a sudden back to the injury shuffle.  In a little surprise Evgeni Malkin wasn’t on the ice this morning for the game day morning skate.  Coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged that Malkin would be a game time decision but no further details were provided.

After missing Saturday’s game against the Islanders with a lower body injury that other center Jordan Staal did skate this morning but it is also a game time decision.  He’s playing it by ear to see he feels after skating this morning and the day wears on. For all Staal’s comment check out the Pens website.

Plus we are missing Crosby,  Letang, Park,  Michalek and Strait.  It feels like last season all over again with all these injuries.  Good thing the Pens have the reigning Coach of the Year to get us through.