Bylsma, Pens dealing with plenty of injuries
The Penguins returned to practice Monday at Consol Energy Center after a scheduled off-day on Sunday.
Left wing Steve Sullivan (lower-body injury) and defensemen Zbynek Michalek (broken finger) and Ben Lovejoy (broken wrist) did not practice. The injuries to Michalek and Lovejoy are long term, but coach Dan Bylsma said Monday that Sullivan and wing Tyler Kennedy would be "game-time decisions" for the Penguins' game Tuesday night against Colorado at Consol Energy Center.
> > Bylsma on the controversial running over of Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller by Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic over the weekend: "I saw one replay, and what I saw was Miller coming out to play the puck a long way out of the crease, top of the circles, almost. There (is) going to be contact regardless of what Lucic does ... because (Miller) is coming out and trying to play it. ... Whether (Lucic) tried to avoid (Miller) or not, I don't think is debatable; (Lucic) clearly tried to follow through on the contact that was going to be made. My understanding is that there is kind of a vague rule in the rulebook that makes it a penalty, what he did. There (are) also unwritten rules in hockey about that situation and what you can expect after, and since they're not written down, I won't verbalize them."
> > Defensemen Kris Letang has not scored in his last 12 games. He has not scored an even-strength goal since Nov. 29, 2010.
> > After practice, forwards Jordan Staal, Pascal Dupuis, Richard Park and Joe Vitale delivered free Thanksgiving turkeys and vegetables to 100 families at the Addison Terrace hall in the Hill District. This was part of a partnership between the Penguins and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
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