Simon Despres skated alongside Kris Letang at Pittsburgh's morning skate Thursday, which indicates he will play in Game 5.
Simon Despres has been a healthy scratch for the past two games.
Simon Despres has been recalled by Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Penguins reassign Simon Despres to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Simon Despres sat Tuesday's game as a healthy scratch, along with Robert Bortuzzo.
With the return to action of Mark Eaton, the Penguins have eight healthy defenseman making it more diffuclt for rookies Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo to get into the lineup on a regular basis.
Simon Despres recorded an assist and a plus-1 rating in Pittsburgh's wild 7-6 overtime win over Montreal Saturday.
Defenseman Simon Despres was back in the Pittsburgh lineup against the Panthers Friday.
Simon Despres will be a healthy scratch Sunday on the road against the Buffalo Sabres.
The play of Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo led the Penguins to deal blueliner Ben Lovejoy on Wednesday night.
Simon Despres was paired with Kris Letang on Tuesday night.
Simon Despres will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Simon Despres isn't expected to start the regular season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Simon Despres had a goal and an assist in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' 2-1 win over the Toronto Marlies.