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Insider Only Morning Skate Update: Sykora officially out

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Petr Sykora did not participate in today’s morning skate and will miss tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers. The Penguins took the ice at 10:30 a.m.
The Penguins have made a few changes. The Lineup for both teams will be

Forwards
Kunitz – Crosby – Guerin
Dupuis – Malkin – Fedotenko
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Adams – Talbot – Godard
Defensemen
Orpik – Gonchar
Scuderi – Gill
Eaton – Letang
*Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
LineupNews: Head Coach Dan Bylsma made a few adjustments in the morning skate. Maxime Talbot took a few shifts with Evgeni Malkin and Ruslan Fedotenko. That is something we could see tonight at times. For the majority of the time though, Dupuis was with the second line.
Bylsma talked yesterday how he will continue to try to use Crosby and Malkin together in certain situations. When asked about Jordan Staal getting a shot at wing with Malkin if Sykora is out for a while, Bylsma said no.
The Penguins used two #1 Power Play units (5-on-4) this morning
*Kunitz – Guerin – Crosby
Malkin – Gonchar
*Guerin – Crosby – Malkin
Letang – Gonchar
Panthers Lineup
The Florida Panthers will be without two key contributors tonight as forward Nathan Horton and defenseman Bryan McCabe did not make the trip to Pittsburgh. Horton will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks.
Forwards
Booth – McLean – Zednik
Stillman РWeiss – Dvorak
Peltonen РFrolik – Campbell
? – Kreps – Stewart
Defensemen
Bouwmeester – Skrastins
Boynton- Ballard
Eminger-Cullimore
*Tomas Voukon will start in goal
Key Scratches: Horton, McCabe

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