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Scuderi's games-played streak ends for Penguins

by Kurt Dusterberg /

RALEIGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi's streak of 276 consecutive games played will come to an end when the Pens play the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. Scuderi left the game Saturday against Toronto with a lower-body injury, the result of a first-period hit and did not return.

"Rob has returned to Pittsburgh today and he will be re-evaluated by our doctors this afternoon," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "We will know more in the next 24 hours."

The Hurricanes will be without leading scorer Jeff Skinner for the second straight game. He sustained an upper-body injury last Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. Carolina coach Kirk Muller indicated Skinner might be ready for the Hurricanes' next game, Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Here are the projected lineups for the game Monday between the Penguins and Hurricanes:


Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis

Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Chuck Kobasew

Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Jayson Megna

Craig Adams - Joe Vitale - Deryk Engelland

Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang

Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin

Olli Maatta - Robert Bortuzzo

Marc-Andre Fleury

Jeff Zatkoff

Injuries: Rob Scuderi (lower body), James Neal (upper body), Beau Bennett (lower body), Tomas Vokoun (blood clot)


Nathan Gerbe - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin

Jiri Tlusty - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Tuomo Ruutu - Riley Nash - Elias Lindholm

Drayson Bowman - Brett Sutter - Kevin Westgarth

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk

Ron Hainsey - Tim Gleason

Jay Harrison - Ryan Murphy

Justin Peters

Mike Murphy

Scratches: Mike Komisarek

Injuries: Radek Dvorak (lower body), Brett Bellemore (lower body), Jeff Skinner (upper body), Cam Ward (lower body), Anton Khudobin (lower body)

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