The Pittsburgh Penguins will send out a top line of James Neal – Jordan Staal and Alexei Kovalev tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bylsma has the trio together at the RBC Center for today’s morning skate. Kovalev is expected to play the right point on the 1st power play unit.
Meanwhile, Dustin Jeffrey will return to the lineup and is centering Mike Rupp and Pascal Dupuis on the third line.
Mark Letestu and Paul Martin will not play tonight.
Neal – Staal – Kovalev
Cooke – Talbot – Kennedy
Rupp – Jeffrey – Dupuis
Conner – Vitale – Adams
Notes: Brett Sterling is expected to be a healthy scratch
Lovejoy – Letang
Niskanen – Michalek
Strait – Engelland
Waiting to confirm whose in goal tonight. We’ve been hearing Johnson.