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Penguins’ Derick Brassard skates for 1st time since injury

| Friday, November 9, 2018 2:06 p.m
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Derick Brassard celebrates his goal against the Capitals as Brooks Orpik skates by in the second period Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

While he was the lone Pittsburgh Penguins player absent from the team’s full practice, Derick Brassard took what his coach called “a big step” beforehand.

The center skated before practice Friday morning at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Mike Sullivan said, for the first time since Brassard suffered a lower-body two weeks earlier during a game at Calgary.

“I have not visited with the trainers at this point,” Sullivan said after practice, “but that was his first time on the ice. It’s a big step.”

Brassard had three assists during the 9-1 victory at the Flames on Oct. 25 but had only two points over the first seven games of the season prior to that.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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