Derrick Pouliot’s development might have been stunted, but he has made an outstanding recovery.
The Penguins’ captain scored once and set up two other goals.
Players who have been with him for at least part of that time recognize how he has grown, at the rink and away from it.
Eric Fehr tore his hamstring last season, an injury that forced him to miss pretty much all of February and the beginning of March.
Murray injured his hand Sept. 19 while playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.
“Obviously I meant no disrespect to any of the players. I have a ton of respect for all of those guys there,” Kessel said Friday.
Among them: Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin are looking to get Sweden into next week’s final.
The Canada-Russia rivalry will flare in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey tournament Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre.
The NHL preseason opened Sunday, with the Blues outscoring the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3 in the first half of day-night games
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