The Penguins are 10-3-0 since the start of 2018 and are second in the Metropolitan Division, four points behind the Washington Capitals, entering their game at the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+2, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). But a couple of injuries could alter their plans. Forward Patric Hornqvist was injured in a third-period collision with Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik in the Penguins' 7-4 victory on Friday. He didn't make the trip to Newark. Coach Mike Sullivan is expected to give an update on Hornqvist's status prior to the game. Pittsburgh is already missing forward Conor Sheary, who is week-to-week with a lower-body injury and was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Sheary had been playing on the first line before he was injured Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks. On Wednesday, general manager Jim Rutherford told 93-7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that, "we're always trying to make the team better, and I'll continue to do that right up until the deadline." The Penguins have gotten great contributions from others including Bryan Rust, who has three goals and two assists in his last four games. But if Hornqvist misses any time, the Penguins could look to add forward depth before the deadline.
Penguins could seek help up front after injuries
NHL.com | Feb 3