Insider Only Tuesday’s Practice Update; Crosby leaves Practice early

Sidney Crosby (groin) left practice 10-15 minutes in, and did not return.
Ruslan Fedotenko and Matt Cooke returned to practice
The Lines in practice were
Dupuis – Talbot – Fedotenko
Satan – Malkin – Sykora
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Minard – Thomas – Godard
Kris Letang will return to the lineup tomorrow, according to my sources
A ton of trade speculation was buzzing this morning because

Mario Lemieux was at the facility. The Penguins practiced at Southpointe and it is very rare to see Lemieux at SouthPointe.
Also won’t know until the morning skate on which defenseman will sit but when the Penguins went through their first set of 3-on-2’s Ryan Whitney was the odd man out.
The D-Pairs were; Orpik – Gonchar, Gill – Scuderi, Letang – Eaton; Whitney
Once everyone went through one time, all of the defenseman were mismatched
Will have a lot more in about an hour.
Power Play Units without Crosby
Sykora – Staal – Satan
Malkin – Gonchar
2nd unit: Minard – Fedotenko – Kennedy
Letang – Whitney
Photo courtesy of South Central

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