Instead of gearing up for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final Sunday, the Penguins were cleaning out their lockers and wondering who will be back, and who wouldn't, Scott Burnside writes.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, out since early December because of concussion-like symptoms, will make his return Thursday against the Rangers in New York.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal will return to the lineup on Saturday when the Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets.
Firing Michel Therrien may have been the easy fix for the Penguins, but they shouldn't have let their players off the hook and treated their coach like yesterday's trash.
Pens coach Michel Therrien isn't wasting any time against the Red Wings, and appears set to juggle his forward lines in an attempt to get more going in Game 2 on Monday.