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Penguins Roundup: 10/12/14

by Sam Kasan / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins held practice Sunday afternoon at Air Canada Centre a day after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2.

Forward Steve Downie and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo were the only absent players from the session.

“(Downie) had a slight muscle pull” in his shoulder, according to Pens head coach Mike Johnston. They put ice packs on the shoulder and he was kept off the ice for practice.

“It’s nothing really serious,” Johnston said.

Downie is expected to be available for Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars at CONSOL Energy Center.

Bortuzzo, who skated Saturday on his own, is still recovering from a lower-body injury. He is entering the third week of a 3-5 week injury rehab.

“The key thing will be on Tuesday and Wednesday if he can get a few drills in with the team then it will show a good sign that he’s right on track,” Johnston said. “We’re happy he’s on the ice. He seems to be working out fine.

“With those lower-body injuries you’re always careful bringing him back more cautiously.”

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