UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Neither wing James Neal nor defenseman Brooks Orpik accompanied the Pittsburgh Penguins for the team's pre-game warmups prior to Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the New York Islanders. Their absence means they will not dress for the game and that Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will stick to mostly the same lineup that fell 4-3 to the Islanders in Game 2 at Consol Energy Center Friday night.
The only lineup change will be on defense, where Simon Despres will replace Deryk Engelland
Neal skated briefly on Saturday and Orpik worked with team strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar Sunday morning, but neither appears ready to return from their respective lower-body injuries.
Here are the projected lines for the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday afternoon against the New York Islanders:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Beau Bennett - Evgeni Malkin - Jarome Iginla
Brenden Morrow - Brandon Sutter - Matt Cooke
Tanner Glass - Jussi Jokinen - Craig Adams
Paul Martin - Kris Letang
Douglas Murray - Matt Niskanen
Mark Eaton - Simon Despres
Scratched: Deryk Engelland, Tyler Kennedy, Dustin Jeffrey, Eric Hartzell
Injured: Brooks Orpik (lower body), James Neal (lower body), Joe Vitale (lower body)