Backup goaltender Danny Sabourin will make his first start of the season. Sabourin posted a 10-9-1 record with a 2.75 goals against average and a .904 save percentage last season.
In other news Penguins will hold the first of four special Student Rush Nights on Thursday when the Pens take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m. at Mellon Arena.The Penguins have reserved 600 tickets exclusively for college and high school students for Thursday night‚Äôs game. Student Rush tickets are only $20 cash with a valid student ID. They go on sale one hour before game time at the Mellon Arena Gate 8 Box Office, and the traditional Student Rush line will form along Mario Lemieux Place. There is a limit of one ticket per student ID.