Milan Lucic admitted the contract extension he signed in September affected his play in the regular season.
Curtis McElhinney (lower body) is projected to play between the pipes on Thursday.
Josh Harding has been placed on the injured reserve list as he needs an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis.
Justin Abdelkader (head) felt well enough to skate on Wednesday.
Alexander Steen has signed a three-year, $17.4 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.
Vincent Lecavalier (back) isn't expected to return for another two-to-three weeks.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Jean-Philippe Cote to a two-year, two-way deal.
Filip Forsberg (concussion) has been activated off of the injured reserve list and sent to the minors.
Karri Ramo will play between the pipes on Thursday.
Deryk Engelland has been handed a five-game suspension by the NHL.
Ryane Clowe (concussion) thinks he might be able to play on Friday.
Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will miss the Penguins' next two games.