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Riley Sheahan to make Debut vs Oilers

Newly acquire center Riley Sheahan will make his Penguin debut Tuesday night vs the Edmonton Oilers.

Sheahan in Monday’s practice moved into Greg McKegg’s spot as the third line center, working between Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist.

In Hagelin, Sheahan has a player on his wing with needed speed and the line should be an effective group on the forecheck. Sheahan is noted for being an instinctive fore-checker.

What the line, though, might be lacking is a player who can create individual high danger scoring chances.


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William DePaoli

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