Penguins lead series, 3-2
Ottawa — Senators winger Daniel Alfredsson did not participate in the Senators morning skate but Alfredsson will play, according to Senators team officials.
Alfredsson is clearly playing with a bum shoulder. Jonathan Cheechoo will be scratched for the second straight game.
The Senators will not make any lineup changes but have altered their top-2 lines as Daniel Alfredsson will play on the second line and Nick Foligno will move up to the first line.
Pascal LeClaire will make his second straight start
Updated: 12:25 – Penguins morning skate update
Head coach Dan Bylsma won’t commit on his lineup but Chris Conner is under serious consideration to play tonight in place of Ruslan Fedotenko.
Conner skated line rushes on a line with Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke this morning.
The Penguins are not happy with Fedotenko’s play and if he is replaced in the lineup by Conner, this will be the end of Fedotenko’s career in Pittsburgh.
Tyler Kennedy will miss his second straight game and did not participate in the Penguins morning skate.
Jordan Leopold also did not travel with the team and remains sidelined with a concussion.
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