NEW YORK -- Kris Letang
returned from a vicious hit from Montreal's Max Pacioretty
on Saturday to score the game-winning goal in overtime, but Penguins coach Dan Bylsma
was non-committal on his defenseman's status for tonight's game against the Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET, Versus, TSN2).
Letang skated at Madison Square Garden this morning and said he would speak to doctors this afternoon about his broken nose. The Penguins only have six defensemen in town right now, so if they wanted to replace Letang, they'd need to recall one from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL before the game.
Bylsma said Marc-Andre Fleury
would make the start in net. Assuming Letang plays, here is what the Penguins' lineup will look like against the Rangers:
- Sidney Crosby
- Pascal Dupuis
- Evgeni Malkin
- James Neal
- Jordan Staal
- Tyler Kennedy
- Joe Vitale
- Craig Adams
- Kris Letang
- Paul Martin
- Deryk Engelland
will start in goal, with Brent Johnson
For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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