Top Five Changes The Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Make

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February 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center

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(87) is taken to the locker room after an injury to his face against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Get Players Healthy (And Keep Them Healthy)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries this season and it is not even the halfway point of the season. As of December 30th the Penguins were second in the league with 108 man games lost – according to   It is less the amount of injuries but which players have been injured. Players like Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, Beau Bennett, Thomas Greiss, Chris Kunitz, Patric Hornqvist, Robert Bortuzzo and many others have all missed a significant amount of time this season.

That does not even mention players who will not be returning the Penguins this season, Pascal Dupuis. It was also originally thought that Olli Maatta‘s season was over and he required another shoulder surgery. However, it was recently reported that Maatta could be rejoining the team fairly shortly.

The biggest problem plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins right now is the injuries, if they can survive these injuries the Penguins could look very scary again.