Tanner Glass could be back on the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they take on the Ottawa Senators tonight. Josh Yohe of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that head coach Dan Bylsma has labeled the abrasive forward a game-time decision for this evening’s contest.
Yohe notes that Glass has been skating with the Penguins for almost a week now and hasn’t experienced any issues with his injured hand. He broke it on November 23 while blocking a P.K. Subban slap shot.
Glass isn’t the kind of forward that the Penguins are typically known around the NHL for, but he brings a very important element to the ice for Pittsburgh. He hits everything that moves, and was among the league leaders in that category prior to breaking his hand.
Despite their lengthy IR list, the Penguins haven’t struggled to put up wins lately. They haven’t dropped a game since December 7, and have won seven consecutive contests since then. If Glass isn’t able to go tonight then his next chance to get into a game will be on December 27 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
He’s very close to being able to go now, so another three days off might be enough to get Glass back into action if he can’t skate tonight against the Senators.