48 hours is a long rest, travel is a regular thing, cant blame them on a loss. injuries yeah they hurt, getting people back wont help out defensive problems hardly any. it will help offense mostly. You dont win cups by trying to out score an opponent, defense comes first.
I'm just glad we're less "terrible" than almost every other team in the league despite injuries. At least that's what the standings show. Defense and goaltending will have to tighten up to do anything in the playoffs, but we've got a few months until then and we should be a lot healthier by then. So long as Osgood stays on target to return and we don't have any other major injuries, I think this team is in good shape heading into the playoffs.