will be back in the lineup tonight when the Penguins close out the NHL portion of their pre-season schedule against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. Game time at the Air Canada Centre is 7:30 p.m.
Crosby sat out the Penguins’ 3-1 victory over the Leafs Wednesday in Pittsburgh because of a sore groin.
Joining Crosby in the lineup tonight will be forwards Miroslav Satan, Pascal Dupuis
, Jordan Staal
, Ruslan Fedotenko, Bill Thomas, Janne Pesonen, Matt Cooke
, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy
, Paul Bissonnette and Eric Godard; defensemen Brooks Orpik
, Mark Eaton, Hall Gill, Kris Letang
, Alex Goligoski and Danny Richmond and goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury
and Dany Sabourin.
Penguins radio analyst Phil Bourque will be providing podcast updates on www.pittsburghpenguins.com. Bourque will post a pre-game report, updates after the first and second periods and a post-game wrapup.
The Pens, 2-1 in the pre-season heading into tonight’s game, will leave for a 10-day trip to Sweden on Saturday. They will play a final pre-season game against Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League at Helsinki, Finland on Thursday Oct. 2, then open the NHL regular season with back-to-back games against the Ottawa Senators Oct. 4 and 5 in Stockholm.