Mar 25, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Marcel Goc (57) skates with the puck against the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Phoenix Coyotes won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Marcel Goc to Return for Saturday's Game 5?


Injured Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Marcel Goc reportedly centered the fourth-line in Friday’s practice – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle – and looks to be in line to make his return for Saturday’s Game 5.

Goc, whose been practicing for a few days now, skated alongside Craig Adams and Tanner Glass. Goc’s impending return is great news for Pittsburgh, considering he’s an excellent face-off guy, and a pivotal forechecker.

Goc has been sidelined with a foot injury he suffered in a game against the Los Angeles Kings on Mar. 27, and has missed the last 13 games between the regular-season and postseason.

The 30-year-old was originally given a timetable of three weeks to return.

In 12 games for Pittsburgh, Goc has collected two assists.

Saturday’s Game 5 can be seen on the NBC Sports Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.

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