Very interested to see what Tampa's record looks like coming out of their 4 game road trip(Philly, NJ, BOS, NYR). 3 of those 4 games are against teams with better defenses than any of their previous opponents, so lets see if they can keep that scoring pace high enough to keep up. If they win 3 of those games I'll be pretty concerned no one in the SE will catch them.
He's only getting 10-11 minutes a night. A far cry from what I thought they were going to try with him. I figured he'd be glued to Malkin's side for at least a little while.
Pens had to kill 7 PP's and had 4 of their own. It just became a special teams battle and the guys that don't play special teams got very few minutes because of it. He actually looked good in the limited minutes he received. He made a couple really good passes for scoring chances. The goal against that made him a minus wasn't his fault at all imo.
Anyway, I doubt he'll be coming back anytime soon. He's at worst better than Jeffrey and Tangradi which should keep him safely on the roster. If the Pens land a winger or two around the deadline then that's when he may wind up back on waivers assuming he doesn't produce enough to warrant keeping around by that point.
Good luck with your season guys. I've been watching almost every Canes game now that Jordan Staal is on the team.