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Insider Only Thursday’s Practice Report; Crosby misses practice

Live Updates from Practice
Sidney Crosby is not participating in today’s practice.
Janne Pesonen is skating

on the 4th line with Chris Minard, Bill Thomas and Eric Godard
Jordan Staal is centering Tyler Kennedy & Miroslav Satan
Evgeni Malkin is currently centering Ruslan Fedotenko and Petr Sykora
Max Talbot is with Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis
Drills
Penguins began practice with some shooting drills and some 2-on-1’s. Bylsma likes to implement a lot of 2-on-1 drills in his practice plans. Major difference between Bylsma and Therrien is how much Bylsma communicates in practice to his players. He was talking to Sergei Gonchar for sometime on the side giving him some instructions
Emphasis on D-Zone
Team is currently working on D-zone faceoffs.
* Janne Pesonen scored a beautiful goal on Marc Andre Fleury in shootout drills. Backhand top shelf.
Fleury having a rough day on shootouts. Just beat back-to-back times by Rob Scuderi and Mark Eaton.
*Miroslav Satan won the shooutout drill
Ryan Whitney is expected to join the team in Chicago tomorrow morning
Sidney Crosby is in the facility getting treatment. His status will be determined at tomorrow’s morning skate.
more to come

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