Half the team is away at NHL prospect tournaments or resting minor injuries.
But it's still interesting to see who is starring on the scoreboard during the pre-season. Take the stats for what you will, but one key is that several of the newcomers are scoring. That's encouraging.
4 - Josh Sterk (2G, 2A)
3 - Doug Blaisdell (2G, 1A)
2 - Eric Ming (2A)
2 - Darby Llewellyn (2A)
2 - Mike Davies (G, A)
1 - Nick Magyar (G), Kegan Blasby (G), Mason Kohn (A), Max Iafrate (A), Evan McEneny (A), Jared Gilbert (A), Jimmy Soper (A) and James Mense-Dietrich (A)
In NHL rookie tourney action, forward Justin Bailey has two goals in three games for the Buffalo Sabres.
Ex-captain Ryan Murphy has six assists in three games for the Carolina Hurricanes while forward Brent Pedersen is scoreless.
Radek Faksa has a goal in a trio of contests for the Dallas Stars while Ben Fanelli is pointless in one game for the New York Rangers.
Matia Marcantuoni has been centring the third line for the Penguins' prospects.