In Pittsburgh, the arrival of Jarome Iginla
just prior to the trade deadline could not have come at a better time. On Saturday against the Islanders, not even a full period into Iginla's debut with the Pens, Sidney Crosby
winds up taking a puck to the mouth that requires dental surgery, putting him out indefinitely. So how did Iginla's arrival, along with Sid's injury, wind up affecting coach Dan Bylsma's PP line combinations? Well, the Pens didn't get their first PP opportunity until roughly 2:30 minutes into the second period that game, so we don't know whether or not Iginla would have skated with a healthy Sid on the first unit. What we do know is that Iginla started the game skating with Evgeni Malkin
and James Neal
at even strength, and when that first man advantage occurred, he was on the bench watching Malkin and Neal along with Pascal Dupuis
, Chris Kunitz
and Matt Niskanen
. Iginla did eventually wind up seeing some PP action that You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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