‘Highly probable’ that Guentzel and Hainsey return for Pens tonight

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The injury-ravaged Pittsburgh Penguins — with hopes of being all “heaped up” in time for the playoffs — are expected to get two players back tonight in New York.

Rookie forward Jake Guentzel (concussion) and veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey (upper-body) are “highly probable” to return against the Rangers, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Still missing, though: Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, Trevor Daley, and Carl Hagelin.

All the injuries have been catching up to the defending champs. They’ve lost four straight, their last two by a combined score of 11-3.