All signs point to Zach Boychuk coming out of the lineup tonight vs the Winnipeg Jets.
Head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters in Winnipeg after today’s morning skate that Beau Bennett will make his NHL debut and skate on the left side with Brandon Sutter and Tyler Kennedy on the third line.
Bennett is likely to get a few shifts with Malkin and Neal and also see some power play time.
Cooke will remain on the second line with Malkin and Neal. The Penguins top line of Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis will also remain the same.
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Beau Bennett – Brandon Sutter – Tyler Kennedy
Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen – Kris Letang
Simon Despres – Deryk Engelland
Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
Expected Scratches: Dustin Jeffrey, Zach Boychuk, Robert Bortuzzo
TIDBITS: Eric Tangradi will skate on the Jets second line tonight with Olli Jokinen and Kyle Wellwood.