Here's what the Pens had to say prior to their contest against the St. Louis Blues.
ON THE LINEUP
Sullivan: "Dumoulin is available tonight. Kris Letang is making progress. He's not full capacity at this point, but is making significant progress."
ON THE BLUES
Fehr: "They are a typical Western Conference team. They are a big team. They play hard. They play physical, but they have a lot of skill and they are a better team then they have been playing. They have a lot of dangerous weapons that we need to be prepared for."
Dumoulin: "St. Louis is a very physical team. They have good skill up front and a really good D-corps. They are a team that can beat you with skill and they can beat you with physicality. They are a good team and it is going to be a tough test for us."
Sullivan: "When we play St. Louis we want to establish our game and dictate the terms out there. We need to use our speed to our advantage. I think territory is important against this type of team, spending less time in your end zone and forcing them to expend energy defending us."
Crosby: "Now a days you see a lot of video and things like that and you are prepared. It is always nice to see a different look and have challenges as far as what they do and personnel and things like that. They are a really deep team. There are a lot of different guys that can scores. They have big bodies. That will be a good test for us."
ODDS AND ENDS
Dumoulin on his jaw: "I feel good. It has been a good last couple of days. I got some contact. It was my first time in awhile, so I am taking the right steps. It has been really good so far."
Letang on his health: "I feel fine. No idea (on return). I have no timeframe set. It was a significant injury that I've been dealing with."
Cole on his time in St. Louis: "I'm not a big fan of the maybes and what could have happened. What worked out is what happened. Would I have liked to play more and play more consistently? Yeah, for sure. I don't think that's a bad thing to say."