Thursday, October 20, 2011

Orpik in, Tyler Kennedy still out

As always with the Pens, we have to take the good with the bad when it comes to injuries. Brooks Orpik will make his first appearance of the season tonight against the Habs. While Deryk Engelland has done well in his absence, the Pens no doubt welcome Orpik's physical presence and defensive stability back to the lineup. Expect his minutes to be administered carefully by the Pens coaching staff as Brooks will no doubt have some rust to work off, especially against Montreal's quick forwards.

And, on the bad news, Tyler Kennedy remains out of the lineup with concussion symptoms. As Pens fans know all too well, concussions are notoriously difficult to predict in terms of recovery. All we can do is monitor reports and hope TK is able to return to action soon.

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