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Penguins Roundup: 12/2/13

by Sam Kasan / Pittsburgh Penguins

After a day off on Sunday, the Penguins were back to work on Monday with an afternoon practice at CONSOL Energy Center. All the team’s healthy skaters were in attendance, as well as injured forward Chuck Kobasew.

The Penguins used the following workflow…
Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Jokinen-Malkin-Neal
Conner-Sutter-Ebbett
Sill-Vitale-Adams
(Megna, Kobasew)

Orpik-Engelland
Maatta-Letang
Niskanen-Despres-Bortuzzo


KOBASEW PRACTICES
Kobasew has missed the past 16 games and the entire month of November with a lower-body injury. He began skating on his own with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar about two weeks ago, but joined his teammates for his first full-team practice since suffering the injury.

“I’ve been skating with Mike for 10-12 days. It’s good to be back out there with the team,” Kobasew said. “It’s fun to be a part of the group again. Just out there skating with players around you, getting passes and getting game-like situations.”

Kobasew has been lonely while skating by himself, and enjoyed being back around his teammates.

“The guys are playing well. It’s good to be a part of that positive, the excitement, the atmosphere. It’s way better than skating by yourself,” Kobasew said. “That’s the first time I skated with a goalie, other than Jim Britt once. It’s just good to be back out there.”


LOCAL PRODUCT SIGNS IN WBS
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed Beaver County native CJ Severyn to a 25-game tryout. He played collegiately at Ohio State.

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