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Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin may miss Game 2 for Penguins

Forwards each game-time decisions against Senators, did not participate in optional morning skate

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin are each a game-time decision for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Hornqvist and Hagelin were absent from the Penguins' optional morning skate Monday. Hornqvist (undisclosed), who usually attends optional skates, took a maintenance day during practice Sunday while Hagelin (lower body) practiced for a third consecutive day.

"Everybody will be a game-time decision tonight," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

The Senators lead the best-of-7 series 1-0.


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In 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Hornqvist has seven points (four goals, three assists) with one power-play goal. Forward Jake Guentzel took his spot on Pittsburgh's top power-play unit Sunday with forwards Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, and defenseman Justin Schultz.

Hornqvist played on the Penguins' third line with center Nick Bonino and left wing Conor Sheary in Game 1. Hagelin took his spot at third-line right wing during practice Sunday.

Hagelin has missed the past two games. He was injured March 10 and returned against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round, and played five consecutive games before missing Game 7 of that series.

One year after scoring 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 24 games last postseason, Hagelin has struggled to find the same success in his second season with the Penguins. He has one goal in five playoff games and had 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) in 61 regular-season games.

Forward Carter Rowney (undisclosed) skated Monday after taking a maintenance day Sunday. He is also considered a game-time decision.

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