|April 16, 2014: Pens' Vitale Expected To Play Wednesday|
Vitale (upper body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.After missing the final 13 games of the regular season, Vitale was back on the ice at morning skate and looks like he's check back in for duty as a bottom-six forward. Vitale finished the regular season with a goal and 13 assists over his 53 games.
|April 16, 2014: Pens' Vitale Skates Wednesday|
Vitale (upper body) took part in line rushes during Wednesday's morning skate, Pens Inside Scoop reports.Vitale hasn't played since March 20, but his presence in line rushes is a pretty good indicator that he's ready to return. The center recorded just one goal and 13 assists in 53 regular season games this year, so his absence wouldn't have a huge effect if he can't go.
|April 14, 2014: Spezza lifts Senators to SO win over Penguins|
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
|April 13, 2014: Spezza lifts Senators to SO win over Penguins|
PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night and finish the season on a five-game winning streak.
|April 13, 2014: Pens' Vitale (Upper Body) Skates Sunday|
Vitale (upper body) took the ice for the optional morning skate on Sunday.Vitale hasn't played in a game for the Pens since March 20, but his participation in the optional skate on Sunday is a positive sign towards his availability for the playoffs. Vitale could find a place on the roster for the playoff run if he is healthy enough to return.