The Pens have promoted Noah Welch from Wilkes-Barre to take the place of the injured Ryan Malone.
The D is about to get really crowded with Welch here, and Orpik and Cairns ready to return. According to the Post-Gazette, Kris Letang is going to get a few games off while Welch is here. This isn't a bad idea, since Letang can only play 9 games before being sent back to juniors, but they don't have to be the first 9 games of the season. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Pens make some moves in the near future here to clear some space on the D, and if I were them, I'd likely try to keep the pieces in the air as long as possible until I knew what I was doing.