For the first time since suffering a concussion Jan. 4, Matt Puempel took part in some contact drills in a pre-game skate Tuesday morning with players not in the starting lineup.
Petes' coach Mike Pelino said Puempel will have his first full contact practice with the rest of the team Wednesday. Whether or not Puempel gets into one of the final two regular season games is still unknown, said Pelino.
He would need to get final clearance from the team's medical staff but also pronounce himself ready to play as well.
“We'll just take it one day at a time,” said Pelino.
Zibanejad, Claesson, Silfverberg all in important game action tonight.
Silfver playing in game 3 of a tied playoff series, having been held pointless when the goalie is in the net, and Zibanejad's Djurgården starting the relegation playoffs with a "must-win" home game versus Rögle.