UPDATED 11/1/10: Staal was set to return on Wednesday but injured himself during today’s practice. He is expected to miss up to six weeks with a broken hand.
Jordan Staal practiced with the team today according to William DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports. He apparently was shooting pucks from the high slot but still is not expected to play this weekend.
The 22-year-old forward has been out with a right foot infection, which he originally suffered from during the playoffs. He is expected to play on the second line once he returns and likely will move either Aaron Asham or Mike Comrie down to the third/fourth lines. For now, Mark Letestu remains safe next to Evgeni Malkin
The Penguins play tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers and tomorrow night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The soonest he could return is against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, November 3rd.