The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Ian Cole from injured reserve, and placed defenseman Matt Hunwick on IR, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Cole, who is a game-time decision for tonight's game against the New York Rangers per head coach Mike Sullivan, is looking to play for the first time since October 7, when Cole took a Roman Josi slap shot in the face while blocking a shot in a 4-0 defeat of the Nashville Predators. Cole has missed the Pens last three games.
The Penguins play their second division game of the 2017-18 campaign tonight against the Rangers at 7:00 PM at Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh won its first Metropolitan Division matchup, 3-2, last Wednesday night against the Capitals in Washington, D.C.