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Penguins Set for Forward Boost: Two Players Expected Back from Injury

Published March 7, 2024 at 4:30 PM
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Marvin Azrak
March 7, 2024  (4:30 PM)
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Hey, Penguins fans! Big news ahead of their showdown with the Washington Capitals. It appears Drew O'Connor is still sidelined, but there's hope on the horizon – a couple of forwards might be making a comeback after missing a game.

According to Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan, Noel Acciari and Jansen Harkins are game-time decisions. They have been nursing upper-body injuries and sat out Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.



Penguins Injury Updates Ahead of Capitals Showdown




Harkins hit the ice for the morning skate before the Blue Jackets game and was listed as a game-time decision, but he ended up sitting out. However, with injuries piling up, chances are he'll lace up for this one.

As for Acciari, he was ruled out against Columbus, but seems likely to return against the Capitals. If he's good to go, he'll probably take over for Joona Koppanen as the fourth-line center.

Now, the Penguins didn't give away much during the morning skate – no line rushes or special teams work. So, we'll have to wait until puck drop to see what transpires. Yet with O'Connor still out with a concussion, we might see a few more changes tossed into the mix. Let's stay tuned and see how it all plays out tonight.
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Penguins Set for Forward Boost: Two Players Expected Back from Injury

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Noel Acciari5326.1 %
Jansen Harkins157.4 %
Drew O'Connor13566.5 %
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