Updated: James Neal, Brooks Orpik return Tuesday
For the first time in the Pittsburgh Penguins-New York Islanders series, it looks like James Neal and Sidney Crosby will play in the same game.
Neal, who missed two games with a lower body injury, skated alongside Jarome Iginla and Evgeni Malkin during the team’s pregame warm-up, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.
It looks like Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (lower body) is also probable and will be paired up with Paul Martin. Orpik hasn’t played yet in this series, but he was by far the team’s most prolific player when it came to blocked shots during the regular season with 114 in 46 contests.
Pittsburgh has a 2-1 series lead after earning a 5-4 overtime victory on Sunday.
Update: The Penguins have confirmed that Neal and Orpik will return tonight.