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Gibbons in Penguins lineup for Game 2

Sunday, 05.04.2014 / 7:18 PM

By Wes Crosby - NHL.com Correspondent / Penguins-Rangers series blog

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Gibbons in Penguins lineup for Game 2

PITTSBURGH -- Forward Brian Gibbons will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Rangers.

Brian Gibbons
Center - PIT
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 2
SOG: 4 | +/-: 2
Gibbons, who missed five games with an undisclosed injury, skated in place of forward Tanner Glass during the Penguins' pregame warmups. He did not skate on a line during Pittsburgh's morning skate.

Gibbons will play fourth-line right wing with forwards Marcel Goc and Craig Adams at Consol Energy Center on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

The 26-year-old forward scored two goals, one shorthanded, in Game 2 of the Penguins' Eastern Conference First Round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets before sustaining an injury midway through the first period.

He has participated in several practices and morning skates since his injury, but his status was not disclosed prior to Sunday night.

Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh