WBS Penguins: Through Thick and THIN

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tonight, the depleted AHL Penguins take on the Norfolk Admirals at home at 7:05 p.m. EST.  They have also lost three players off their roster from last night to today as Paul Thompson has been sent to Wheeling and Carl Sneep and Jason Williams have been called up to Pittsburgh.

The injuries continue, but the WBS Penguins must continue to battle on. And tonight will surely be a challenge now.  On to my speculations about what these moves mean for tonight:
  • Brad Thiessen should get the start in net as Scott Munroe took to the ice last night. Munroe played great but I don't see back-to-back starts in consecutive days.
  • The Penguins only have 12 healthy forwards on the roster now so Ben Street should be back in the lineup tonight.
  • The Penguins only have 5 defensemen tonight, unless one of Joey Mormina or Boris Valabik can play. Coach Hynes said he'd like to get Valabik in a game before the break and with only two games left before Christmas, maybe tonight will be his WBS debut.
Tough breaks for this organization on the injury front but they aren't going to get anyone on the Admirals squad feeling sorry for them tonight. In-game updates on the Twitter side as usual with an exclusive first-look recap shortly after the game.

Go (Nailers?) Penguins!


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