Bonino (illness) is likely to return Thursday night against the Avalanche, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Bonino was back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate, adding to the probability that he'll be fit to lace up in the evening contest at home. He only has four points in 17 games this season, but Bonino remains a solid two-way center who could be useful in deeper leagues once he's back at full strength healthwise.
Bonino (illness) didn't take the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he will not play Tuesday evening against the Wild, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Bonino is still recovering from an illness that kept him out of practice on Monday as well. His next chance to return to the ice will be on Thursday when Pittsburgh hosts the Avalanche. Sergei Plotnikov will draw into the lineup in Bonino's absence.
Bonino (illness) was absent from Monday's practice. Bonino was one of four Penguins who missed practice with a cold or illness on Monday. It may be something as simple as a cold, but it will be worth checking back on Bonino's status prior to Tuesday's game.
Bonino (face) is in Saturday's lineup against the Predators. He was elbowed Thursday by Jason Demers but took part in practice Friday and Saturday. Bonino will center Pittsburgh's third line which features Chris Kunitz and Daniel Sprong.
Penguins head coach Mike Johnston expects Bonino (undisclosed) to play in Saturday night's contest against the Predators. Bonino took an elbow to the face Thursday night, resulting in a two-game suspension for Stars defenseman Jason Demers. Fortunately, the injury doesn't appear to have been serious, as test results associated with Bonino's injury reportedly were positive and he even participated without limintation in practice Friday.
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