Per reporters on the scene, Beau Bennett is expected to be benched tonight in place of Mark Arcobello.
Bennett didn’t take any line rushes and is the last player on the ice with Thomas Greiss which means he’s scratched tonight.
Bennett was invisible against the Capitals Wednesday night and his struggles in tight checking games is said to have been drawing frustrations from Penguin coaches. Bennett has 3 goals and 8 points in 19 games this season.
Arcobello will play on the third line with Max Lapierre and Steve Downie.
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – David Perron
Nick Spaling – Brandon Sutter – Patric Hornqvist
Mark Arcobello – Maxim Lapierre – Steve Downie
Zach Sill – Andrew Ebbett – Craig Adams
Paul Martin – Kris Letang
Rob Scuderi – Simon Despres
Scott Harrington – Robert Bortuzzo
Marc Andre Fleury
Scratches: Beau Bennett (Healthy), Christian Ehrhoff (upper body)