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Team Cherry lines and pairings

Wednesday, 01.19.2011 / 11:06 AM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / Road to St. Paul 2011 Entry Draft Blog

Team Cherry just finished the game-day skate, and here are the line combinations they used:

Tomas Jurco-Sean Couturier-Shane Prince
Nicklas Jensen-Ryan Strome-Ty Rattie
Mark McNeill-Mark Scheifele-Matthew Puempel
Phillip Danault-Rickard Rakell-Tobias Rieder

Assistant coach Brian Kilrea ran the practice, and while the lines stayed intact from beginning to end, he rotated all six defenseman, so Ryan Murphy, Scott Harrington, Joe Morrow, Tyler Wotherspoon, Duncan Siemens and Myles Bell all took shifts with each other.

And Christopher Gibson and David Honzik manned the nets. They'll each play about half the game tonight, but the starter is yet to be determined.

Team Orr should be taking the ice in a bit and we'll have their lines and pairings in a while.

Also, Team Cherry coach Don Cherry held court after practice and was his usual self. Stay tuned to the blog for some of the highlights.