BOSTON -- Pittsburgh Penguins
goaltender Brent Johnson
has been limited to just one game played since Feb. 19 due to injury.
So when he gets the start against the Boston Bruins
tonight at TD Garden, he'll be looking to shake off some more rust before the postseason. However, coach Dan Bylsma
stressed that Johnson's start is more about Marc-Andre Fleury
"[It's about] giving Marc-Andre Fleury
a rest here going into the last week," Bylsma said after his team's morning skate. "And Brent has obviously played only one game in a long time, to get him back in the net and to play in a game ... but really it's about Marc-Andre Fleury
getting some rest going into the playoffs in the last week."
Fleury has played in 13 of the Penguins' last 17 games.
Bylsma said the rest of the lineup will be a game-time decision. Both Sidney Crosby
and Kris Letang
came off the ice much later than the rest of their teammates.
Here is the projected lineup:
- Evgeni Malkin
- James Neal
- Sidney Crosby
- Pascal Dupuis
- Jordan Staal
- Tyler Kennedy
- Joe Vitale
- Craig Adams
- Kris Letang
- Zbynek Michalek
- Deryk Engelland