Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan cannot be satisfied with the situation within the team when it comes to injuries. Four important players of his team are injured, and it is difficult to predict when they will return. Pittsburgh is weakened at this point.
In an interview with the media, Sullivan confirmed that he is frustrated. On the other hand, he believes that his team has the depth necessary to achieve victories. "I don't know if 'frustration' is the word," Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said, as quoted by NHL!
"Injuries are a part of the game. Every team goes through it, we're not different. We have to find a way to fill the voids when guys go down and find ways to win. Our expectation is that we have enough to win games. I think we have the depth at all the positions.
It's going to provide the opportunity for others to step up here."
Mike Sullivan talks about offensive players
Chad Ruhwedel, Rickard Rakell, Matt Nieto, and Bryan Rust are currently unavailable for the team. Vinnie Hinostroza is one of those who was injured, but seems to be fully recovered, considering that he trained yesterday.
He will be one of the options for the next matches. Sullivan mentioned a few more names that have offensive qualities. With such characteristics, they can be of great help to the team in the following matches. "Vinnie Hinostroza is a guy that has offensive instincts to his game.
We have Jansen Harkins, who has some offense to his game. We have Alex Nylander, a guy that has played well in Wilkes-Barre (American Hockey League) that has an offensive dimension to his game. There's a handful that, in the event that we have to go there, these guys will be part of the discussion." - Mike Sullivan concluded. His team will have difficult tasks.