Jake Guentzel returns from injury for Penguins opener vs. Blackhawks

PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel is good to go for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Here’s what you need to know:

Guentzel had steadily improved during training camp
His return was announced after Tuesday’s morning skate ahead of the game at PPG Paints Arena.
The 29-year-old center had ankle surgery during the offseason.
Previously, the Penguins had expected Guentzel to miss no more than five games.

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Guentzel finished last season playing…

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