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Ice issue alters Penguins, Lightning morning skates

Maintenance will not affect Game 4 of Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- An ice maintenance issue at Amalie Arena prevented the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning from using the full sheet for their morning skates Friday in advance of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The issue was expected to be resolved by midday.

The NHL released the following statement on the issue and the repair:

"We are currently making a repair to the goal post insert on the north end of the ice," the League said. "Both teams will only be using three quarters of the ice for morning skates while this repair is completed. This will not affect tonight's game."

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