-The Penguins have not been very healthy this season. Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Brooks Oprik and Rob Scuderi are all questionable to some degree for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
-Are the Penguins using injures as an exuse?
-Ruslan Fedotenko has resumed skating.
-Bob Smizik returns to the Post-Gazette with his own blog and points out the Penguins should shore up their defense before they start worrying about a scoring winger.
-Shelly Anderson chatted with some of yinz. You can read the transcript here.
-The Pensblog takes a good look at Miroslav Satan (right) and points out he's not as bad as he has seemed.
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton forward Jeff Taffe had three goals and two assists for the PlanetUSA team which beat the Canadian team, 14-11, in the AHL All-Star Game. Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy also played for PlanetUSA and recorded two shots. Chris Minard was on the Canadian team and had three shots on net.
-Chris Minard needs a tooth.
-Ben Lovejoy loved his All-Star experience.
-This is a mostly an article about the difference between the the Steelers and Eagles, but it's a good look at the difference between the fan bases in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The biggest descrepancy is the heavy puppy population on the side of Pennsylvania closest to Ohio.
-Because life hasn't been rough enough for the Penguins as of late, the Rangers will start back up goaltender Steve Valiquette against Carolina tonight and will save all-star Henrik Lundqvist for an appearance at Mellon Arena Wednesday.
-The Penguins aren't the only battered Atlantic Division team that needed some time off. The Islanders used the All-Star break to heal bruised bodies.
-The Flyers don't want a repeat of their late season slump from 2007-08.
-The Canadiens recalled defenseman Ryan O'Byrne from Hamilton of the AHL.
-Former Penguins forward Peter Mahovlich (right) might be the most underrated member of the Canadiens franchise ever.
-With goaltender Manny Fernandez feeling under the weather, the Bruins recalled goaltender Tuukka Rask from Providence of the AHL.
-The Sabres recalled defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani from Portland of the AHL.
-The Maple Leafs recalled forward Nikolai Kulemin and goaltender Justin Pogge from their AHL affiliate.
-The Senators are still trying to unload goaltender Martin Gerber.
-The Capitals recalled defenseman Karl Alzner from Hershey of the AHL.
-Washington needs to forget about any supposed All-Star Lame Game snubs and concentrate on something more important - like the Stanley Cup.
-The Lightning recalled forward Steve Downie and goaltender Kari Ramo from Norfolk of the AHL.
-Tampa Bay still believes it can make the playoffs.
-Lightning forwards and former Penguins Ryan Malone and Mark Recchi (right) will have a decided rooting interest in some football game being played in their current neighborhood Sunday.
-Their team might stink, but Thrashers defensemen Tobias Enstrom and Niclas Havelid are having solid seasons.
-Hurricanes defenseman Niclas Wallin is dealing with an ankle injury.
-If the Panthers hope to reach the playoffs, they need goaltender Tomas Vokoun to step up.
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