Quick Update from today’s morning skate
Chris Minard will return to the lineup and Bill Thomas will be a healthy scratch
Dupuis - Crosby РFedotenko
Satan – Malkin – Sykora
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Minard - Talbot РGodard
Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
Game Preview & The Latest Buzz

Montreal (30-21-7) @ Pittsburgh (27-25-6)
There’s no way around it as tonight is a must win for the Penguins. With three games in four days, the Penguins have to win two out of their next three games with Monteal tonight, followed by @Philadelphia on Saturday and @Washington on Sunday
Eastern Conference 5-10
5. | NYR | 59 GP| 68 PTS|
6. | MTL | 58 GP| 67 PTS |
7. | FLA | 57 GP | 66 PTS|
8. | BUF | 58 GP | 66 PTS |
9. | CAR | 58 GP | 61 PTS |
10. | PIT | 58 GP | 60 PTS |
Laraque Returns to Pittsburgh
Enforcer Georges Laraque did not make the trip to Pittsburgh on December 27th, but Laraque is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Penguins face off with the Montreal Canadiens. Laraque will look to go with Eric Godard very early into tonight’s game.
Trade Talk
A lot of buzz going around right now that Shero is trying to finalize a deal between next Monday – Wednesday.¬†Shero has his¬†blackberry glued to his ear¬†but it doesn’t appear a deal will go down with three games in four days. With a two day break following Sunday’s game¬†there are strong signs that a deal will get¬†finalized then. The problem is –¬†what if the Penguins lose¬†two out of their next three or lose all three. Then they become sellers.¬†¬†
Scouts Alert
Penguins scouts will be scattered tonight. A source tells me they will have representatives at the following games. 
Vancouver @ Ottawa
LA @ San Jose 
EDM @ Dallas
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