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Penguins Morning Skate Report
The Penguins have hit the ice for their morning skate as the team begins preparations for tonight’s game against the 9-7-1 New York Rangers who are coming off of an 8-2 blowout win Sunday afternoon against the Edmonton Oilers.
As the Penguins are going through their normal (projected lineup) line rushes, it appears there will be one lineup change for Pittsburgh upfront.

Winger Tyler Kennedy is not participating in the morning skate and is expected to miss tonight’s game. We are awaiting word on his status.
With Kennedy out, Max Talbot has replaced Kennedy on the third line and is skating with Mark Letestu and Chris Conner.
Eric Godard and Mike Comrie alternated on the 4th line. I would look for a game time decision on that front but it looks like Mike Comrie will be back in tonight as he took reps with the second team power play.
There will be no changes on the Penguins blueline and Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal.
Lines
Kunitz – Crosby – Dupuis
Cooke – Malkin – Asham
Talbot – Letestu – Conner
Rupp – Adams – Comrie/Godard
D-Pairs
Martin – Michalek
Orpik – Letang
Goligoski – Engelland
Lovejoy (extra)
*Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
Power Play Units
1st Unit: Kunitz – Crosby – Malkin
Letang – Goligoski
2nd Unit: Cooke – Letestu – Comrie
Michalek – Martin
Updated: 12:30 p.m. – Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard will miss tonight’s game due to a hand injury.
Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal for New York.

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