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Friday's Development Camp Highlights

by Jason Seidling / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins hit the ice at Southpointe on Friday for Day Four of their 2010 prospect development camp. Friday's session - the third time on the ice for the players this week - began with a fog hovering over the ice surface.


That didn't stop several hundreds of Penguins fans from filling the bleachers as the team went through a series of drills which were highighted by one-on-one battles between forwards and defensemen, defensive regroups and providing a net-front presence. Just like the first two practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday's ice time was devoted to instruction as Penguins assistant to the general manager Tom Fitzgerald and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Reirden led the squad through the workout.

At the end of the practice the two teams - white and black - split up and played a quick three-on-three scrimmage. Eric Tangradi was the star with two goals, including a nifty tally where he split a pair of defenders before roofing a shot.

Here are some pictures from Friday's action:

 
Friday's practice began with fog surrounding the rink.

 
The Penguins' two most-recent first-round draft picks, Beau Bennett (left) and Simon Despres (right) display their immense skill set to the crowd.

 
Players gathered around the coaching staff was a common theme on Friday as development camp continues to be a teaching tool for the young players.

 
The players worked on defensive regroups and puck battles along the boards on Friday.

 
Hundreds of fans filled the stands to watch Tom Fitzgerald (right) lead the Penguins through Friday's practice.
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