Penguins' Jordan Staal Off Injured Reserve, Will Be In Lineup Vs. Jets

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 06: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins awaits a face off during the NHL game against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on January 6, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Rangers defeated the Penguins 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins Jordan Staal will return to the lineup Saturday, as they host the Winnipeg Jets (2 p.m.) at the CONSOL Energy Center.

Center Jordan Staal will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup Saturday, as they host the Winnipeg Jets at the CONSOL Energy Center (2:00 PM ET). The game will the first of three straight at home for the Penguins, who have been playing without Staal since Jan. 6.

Staal, who injured his left knee against the New York Rangers when he collided with Mike Rupp, is expected to play around 15 minutes, according to the Associated Press.

Dan Bylsma also notes that Staal's playing time will be "significant."

"I know he wanted to play quite a bit the past 15 games," Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma said Friday. "I expect him to be used significantly."

Staal, who has 15 goals and six assists in 34 games, will center a line with Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke.

For more on Penguins Vs. Jets, check back to this SB Nation Pittsburgh StoryStream. Meanwhile, the SB Nation blog Pensburgh, while Arctic Ice Hockey is all about the Jets.


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