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Insider Only Morning Skate update: Penguins callup Bill Thomas; Crosby, Dupuis, Letang Scuderi & Talbot officially out

updated: 12:03 p.m. – The Penguins have called up Bill Thomas according to a source. Sources tell me Thomas will center the Penguins fourth line. more to come
Updated: 11:42 a.m. – Sidney Crosby just confirmed to the media following the morning skate that he will not play tonight. Crosby’s skating looked good and if all goes well he should return on Sunday when the Penguins face-off against the Rangers.
Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis, Rob Scuderi and Max Talbot will also miss tonight’s game.
Dupuis went through a full workout but as I mentioned yesterday his skating is not 100% yet. Although much improved today from yesterday and he looks to be on target to return on Sunday.
Letang will likely just miss tonight’s game according to sources.
Orpik – Whitney, Goligoski – Gill, Eaton – Boucher were the Penguins D-Pairs in the morning skate.
11:05 a.m.
Max Talbot and Rob Scuderi did not participate in today’s morning skate and both players will not play in tonight’s game. There’s talk that Talbot could be out for a few weeks. Still no word on the severity of Scuderi’s injury.
Sidney Crosby has been on the ice for about 40 minutes. His skating looks good. Crosby will be a game time decision.
Some other interesting news for the Penguins is Pascal Dupuis is also on the ice and has gone through a full workout this morning.
Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal

Dupuis skated prior to the Penguins practice yesterday and his skating was not 100% as he struggled with his stops and starts on Thursday. As of yesterday he was targeting Sunday as a possible return but He looked much better today. Update on his status for tonight’s game in a bit.
More to come

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