ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have to get creative with their personnel to survive injuries to Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Jordan Staal and James Neal. The Pens' playoff fate will likely depend on it.
E.J. Hradek brings back the Monday 10 -- observations from a weekend of pucks -- with an edition including Carey Price's poor preseason, Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Sean Avery, Marc Savard's return timetable and injury issues for the Islanders and Wild.
Puck Prospectus dishes on which teams are best suited to battle the bad health bug in 2009-10, explaining the ratings in the injury category from its upcoming season projections in ESPN The Magazine's NHL preview.