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Penguins goalie Fleury out for Game 1 against Rangers

Zatkoff makes Stanley Cup Playoffs debut

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) is scratched for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday. 

Goalie Jeff Zatkoff will start for the Penguins, making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut. Tristan Jarry is Zatkoff's backup. 

Zatkoff is third on the Penguins' goaltending depth chart and Jarry is fourth. Matt Murray, who is second, is out with an upper-body injury. Neither Fleury nor Murray participated in warmups.

Fleury missed the last five games of the regular season. He practiced Monday and Tuesday but gave no indication after either session that he had been cleared by doctors. He was in the net typically reserved for the starter during the morning skate Wednesday but did not speak to the media, and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said a decision on the starting goalie would come at game time. 

Zatkoff made 24 saves in relief of Murray on Saturday. It was Zatkoff's first appearance since Feb. 20. He was 4-7-1 with a 2.79 GAA and .917 save percentage this season. He had an .896 save percentage in his last five appearances.

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