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Penguins' Kunitz in lineup against Rangers

Forward was questionable after sustaining upper-body injury Saturday

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Left wing Chris Kunitz is in the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. 

Kunitz was considered a game-time decision because of an upper-body injury he sustained in the second period of Pittsburgh's 7-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. He started the game in his usual place on the top line with center Sidney Crosby and right wing Patric Hornqvist.

The Rangers lead the Penguins by four points for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh has a game in hand on New York.

Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin sustained an upper-body injury Saturday and is out. Derrick Pouliot replaces Dumoulin and is playing his first game since March 5.

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is making his fifth straight start, including his third in four days. He made 21 saves in the win at Detroit on Saturday. Fleury is 2-1 with a .921 save percentage and 2.00 goals-against average against the Rangers this season.

Henrik Lundqvist is in net for the Rangers. He is 1-2 with a .920 save percentage and 2.65 GAA in three starts against Pittsburgh this season.

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