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NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Penguins Make No Trades, Still Wait On Return Of Sidney Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins were rumored to be active players at the Trade Deadline this year, but when it came and went, they stood pat without making any moves. Our Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh realizes that while they didn't make any moves, there is still a pretty big addition on the horizon that the Penguins hope can set them up nicely for the playoffs.

The Penguins, long-rumored to possibly pick up any forward, depth defenseman or a backup goalie, decided to do nothing and stand pat. Pittsburgh's big addition, if it ever comes, will be Sidney Crosby back to the lineup. Crosby's neck/head symptoms continue but he is practicing with the team in non-contact situations and able to exert himself physically to some extent.

The Penguins do need an additional forward, but there is already one in the organization who could help tremendously. They could have added an insurance policy if Crosby continues to have a tough time coming back from his concussion, but they elected to stand pat with what they already had.

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