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Penguins' Hagelin, Devils' Schneider out

Forward has upper-body injury; goalie out with lower-body injury

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

PENGUINS (33-23-8) at DEVILS (31-28-7)

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin has an upper-body injury and will not play against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Hagelin, who was injured in the first period against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, is day-to-day. Hagelin, who seven goals and 25 points in 64 games with the Anaheim Ducks and Penguins this season, returned to the game in the second period but didn't feel good enough to play Sunday.

"He went through concussion protocol and passed it and had no problems," Sullivan said. "He just woke up [Sunday] morning and didn't feel well. It wasn't a headache, but he didn't feel right and our medical staff decided it best to keep him out for precautionary reasons."

Devils coach John Hynes could not provide any update on injured goaltender Cory Schneider, who will not play because of a lower-body injury.

"Cory was evaluated [Saturday] and we had no results yet for that so I'll give an update after the game," Hynes said. "He's getting evaluated by doctors again [Sunday]."

Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid will make his first-career start against the Penguins. Yann Danis was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey League on Saturday to serve as his backup.

Schneider left 2:05 into the third period against the Dallas Stars on Friday after stretching to make a save on Jason Spezza during a Stars power play. Schneider changed direction, extending his right leg toward the post to stop the shot, then needed assistance to leave the ice.

He was replaced by Kinkaid after making 15 saves with the Devils trailing 3-1. 

Schneider is 26-23-6 with a 2.17 goals-against average (fifth in the NHL) and .923 save percentage (tied for eighth) this season. He had lost three in a row and six of seven.

Penguins goalie Matthew Murray, 21, will make his first start against the Devils. Murray is 2-2-1 with a 1.98 GAA and .933 save percentage in five games this season. Marc-Andre Fleury had started six of the past seven games (4-2-0) for the Penguins.

Defenseman Justin Schultz will play his first game for the Penguins since being acquired in a trade with the Edmonton on Feb. 27.

The Devils are five points behind the Penguins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Penguins have two games in hand.

Neither team had a morning skate Sunday.


Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist

Conor Sheary - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Scott Wilson - Nick Bonino - Bryan Rust

Tom Kuhnhackl - Matt Cullen - Tom Sestito

Olli Maatta - Kris Letang

Brian Dumoulin - Trevor Daley

Justin Schultz - Ian Cole

Matthew Murray

Marc-Andre Fleury

Injured: Beau Bennett (upper body), Eric Fehr (lower body), Ben Lovejoy (upper body), Kevin Porter (ankle surgery)

Scratched: Derrick Pouliot, Jeff Zatkoff


Reid Boucher - Adam Henrique - Devante Smith-Pelly

Sergey Kalinin - Travis Zajac - Kyle Palmieri

Joseph Blandisi - Tuomo Ruutu - Tyler Kennedy

Bobby Farnham - Stephen Gionta - Jordin Tootoo

Andy Greene - Adam Larsson

John Moore - David Schlemko

Jon Merrill - Damon Severson

Keith Kinkaid

Yann Danis

Injured: Cory Schneider (lower body), Michael Cammalleri (right hand/wrist), Patrik Elias (knee), Jiri Tlusty (wrist), David Warsofsky (lower body), Jacob Josefson (upper body)

Scratched: None

Status report: Sestito and Sheary were recalled from Wilkes-Barre of the AHL on Sunday; forward Josh Archibald was returned. … Porter had ankle surgery Saturday after getting injured in a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Thursday. He is likely out for the rest of the season. … Josefson is day-to-day. 

Who's hot: Crosby has two goals and seven points in the past four games. … Henrique has four goals in the past three games.

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