The return of first-line Kasperi Kapanen

He went from being a regular on the second line to seeing his ice time dip under 12 minutes for the first time this season (December 1, 5-2 loss to Edmonton) and skating alongside recent call-up Drew O’Connor on Pittsburgh’s fourth line. But Kapanen just saw that ice time rapidly increase— for however long that may be. Kapanen skated on the Penguins’ first line for two days prior to their Friday matchup against the host Washington Capitals, as soon as Pittsburgh announced that smoking-hot winger…