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Coach Mike Johnston said after Friday's practice that he expects Goc (illness) to play Saturday.

Goc will need to take part in Saturday's morning skate before his return is officially verified, but that's merely a formality at this point. Look for him to center the Pens' checking line in Saturday's game against the Habs.

Marcel Goc C PIT 17 Days

Goc (illness) participated in practice Friday.

Goc appeared to be a full participant in the session, seemingly putting him on track to play Saturday against the Canadiens. His availability should be verified when the Penguins hold their morning skate Saturday.

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Goc (illness) was able to take part in an off-ice workout Thursday.

Coach Mike Johnston said the workout that he expects to have Goc back at practice Friday. If all goes well during that session, there's strong odds that the center would be cleared to reclaim his spot in the lineup Saturday against the Canadiens.

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Goc will miss Wednesday's game due to an illness, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Goc was absent from the team's morning skate, but it doesn't sound like he's at risk for the mumps or any other contagious virus. Coach Mike Johnston characterized Goc's situation as "just sickness, nothing else." The bottom-six forward should be healthy within a few days.

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Goc (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Goc's return to practice after missing Monday's session indicates that he is not dealing with the mumps or any other virus that might potentially sideline him for multiple days. Look for him to play Wednesday against the Bruins.

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Goc didn't practice Monday due to an illness, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Goc's illness could be a number of things, but the mumps has been passed around the league this season, and has hit a number of Penguins players. Although there is no indication that's the illness Goc is dealing with, it wouldn't be surprising if he gets tested for the virus. For now, he should be considered day-to-day until more information about his condition becomes available.

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Goc (foot) was on the ice for pregame warmups and looks set to play Thursday against the Canucks, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Goc was centering the fourth line during rushes and looks ready to go after a two-game absence. He's a useful grinder and generally fares well on face-offs, but with just one point in 22 games, the fantasy appeal is minimal.

Marcel Goc C PIT 2 Months

Goc (foot) missed his second straight game Tuesday against the Devils, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Though Goc was able to skate on his prior to Monday's practice, he's not yet to the point in his recovery where he can practice with the team. Andrew Ebbett pivoted the Pens' fourth line in Goc's absence Tuesday.

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Goc (foot) skated on his own prior to Monday's practice.

Goc is still considered day-to-day with the foot injury, but it's not a good sign that he's not fully participating in practice yet. He looks doubtful to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Devils at this point.

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Goc (foot) will not play Saturday against the Hurricanes.

Goc did not make the trip to Carolina, so he will be unavailable Saturday night. Head coach Mike Johnston said Goc is dealing with only a bruise, so there's a chance he could play in the Penguins' next game Tuesday.