The Penguins held an optional skate this morning.
Sidney Crosby lasted about 7-8 minutes before leaving the ice and head coach Dan Bylsma has just ruled Crosby out for tonight’s game
The Lines will be the same that they were in practice yesterday
Satan – Malkin – Sykora
Dupuis – Talbot – Fedotenko
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Minard – Thomas – Godard
Orpik – Gonchar
Scuderi – Gill
Eaton – Letang
Lineupnews: *The Penguins announced this morning that Ryan Whitney has flew home to be with a family member that is ill.
Kris Letang will return to the lineup which has been the plan since Monday’s practice. Look for Letang to get some power play time down low on 5-on-3 situations.
Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
Trade Talk update
Sources told me this morning the Penguins had scouts at the Colorado-Atlanta game last night and the Phoenix-St. Louis game
Pittsburgh and Colorado are involved in talks. Regarding Phoenix I have still not heard anything regarding Olli Jokinen, Pittsburgh is looking at defenseman Derek Morris
Scouts at Mellon Arena Tonight
I will know which scouts will be in attendance for the Penguins/Islanders game tonight around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. Will post once I get word.