Niskanen Picking up the Slack for Pens

Standard Spin: Pens' D-man Matt Niskanen is making the most of the increased opportunity thanks to Kris Letang's concussion.  Niskanen had a two point night for the third time in five games in a 3-2 win over the Hawks Tuesday, and he now has 8 points in the 10 games Letang has been out.  He's looking like a nice short-term play, and he could be a steal if Letang remains out for a while.  (Dec.21)