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Penguins' Fleury game-time decision for Game 1

Pittsburgh goalie has been sidelined with concussion

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, ROOT, MSG). 

If Fleury can't play, Jeff Zatkoff will be the starting goalie. Fleury and Zatkoff were the only two goalies on the ice Wednesday morning.

"We're certainly aware of where our guys are at and we'll make a game-time decision," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. 

Fleury missed the last five games of the regular season with a concussion. He practiced Monday and Tuesday, and was in the net typically reserved for the starter during the morning skate Wednesday. 

The Rangers are preparing for Fleury to start. 

"We expect him to be in," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He's practiced the last couple of days and he was on the ice this morning, so unless somebody tells us otherwise he's the goaltender that we're getting ready for tonight."

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Fleury was 35-17-6 with a 2.29 goals-against average and .921 save percentage this season. He played all four games against the Rangers in the regular season, winning three of them with a 1.97 GAA and .922 save percentage (95 saves on 103 shots against). 

Zatkoff made 24 saves in relief of Matthew Murray (upper body) on Saturday. It was his first appearance since Feb. 20. He was 4-7-1 with a 2.79 GAA and .917 save percentage this season. He had a .896 save percentage in his past five appearances. 

Murray is day-to-day. 

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