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Can Conor Sheary play at the NHL level? To see what the Penguins actually have in him, he needs to play with some top talent in camp and a positive sign is the Penguins coaching staff has identified that.

In a golden opportunity tonight, Sheary will see some time on the top line, playing with Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist.

Sheary who has a lot of support from the management team, is among the top candidates in the mix for one of the two final forward spots.

Internally Sheary is believed to have a leg up on the likes of Scott Wilson and Bryan Rust for now, but with it being a mystery on how he’ll fare at the NHL level, he’s one of those bubble players where his performance in the preseason will have a ton of weight into the decision.

With Eric Fehr to start the season on long-term injured reserve, the Penguins would like to fill the 12th and 13th forward spots with a skilled forward and a hard nosed player.

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