The Pittsburgh Penguins will be shorthanded tonight in Montreal as Sidney Crosby and Matt Cooke will not play.
Both players traveled with the team to Montreal but have been sent back to Pittsburgh.
Crosby has been diagnosed with an upper body injury that head coach Dan Bylsma said is not considered serious, at least the team doesn’t think it is at this point.
Bylsma said that Crosby’s injury happened last night and is not result of the Steckle hit from Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Matt Cooke has been sent back for personal reasons.
Mark Letestu is expected to move up to the top line with Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis.
All seven defensemen will dress and Brent Johnson will start in goal.
Arron Asham will get back into the lineup by default after being a healthy scratch last night.