Some information from Penguins training camp:
Riley Sheahan is hurt. He isn’t listed on the roster, but the team has said he was injured. There are no details about how injured he is or when he is coming back. The Penguins have Derek Grant and Matt Cullen on the roster so any injury to Sheahan will be absorbed by those players. If Sheahan were to miss an extended period of time that might give an answer to one of the few training camp questions there are this year and that is whether or not Derick Brassard will play center or wing. With Sheahan out I would hope Brassard would be the third line center. Rolling with Grant and Cullen as your #3 and #4 centers would be misguided.
We won’t get the Brassard answer today. He is ill and not taking part in practice.
Daniel Sprong is getting some time with Sidney Crosby. I don’t think he has to necessarily play with Sidney Crosby, but he should play in a top nine role preferably with a setup that has Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Brassard on separate lines. Sprong should also get time on the second power play on the left circle. With Sprong in the top nine on the right wing you have to think that Bryan Rust will be playing at least a little bit on the left side. Otherwise he’s a fourth liner.
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