Unfortunately, it's not a hockey night for #87, and based on his comments to the media yesterday, it doesn't sound like he will be on the ice again anytime soon. Best-case scenario is probably February 6, which could happen if he resumes skating after the all star break (six days from now) and gets in a week of conditioning. That would mean he misses the first three games after the all star break, before that Feb 6 game, which is Super Bowl Sunday. The opponent that day, by the way, Steckel and the Capitals. Payback time?
Until then, this is #29's team, who I predict will be (has to be) the #1 star tonight and every night that the Pens win until at least #71 returns.