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Penguins Report: 12/14/11

by Sam Kasan / Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Michalek may play Friday (1:34 PM).
  • Staal & Vitale maintenance days (1:36 PM).
  • Pens practitioners (11:35 AM).
  • Picard and Williams re-assigned (11:10 AM).
  • Harrington makes Team Canada (11:20 AM).
  • Shine the spotlight on Vitale (12:00 PM).
  • PensTV chit chat (6:00 PM).
  • 4th and punt (12:31 PM).
  • Pens pics (12:26 PM).
  • “We are going with 44, 58, 14, 9, 87, Flower you’re in the cage…” (11:00 AM).

6:00 PM:
PensTV chats up Michalek & Neal...



1:36 PM:
Pens coach Dan Bylsma said that Jordan Staal and Joe Vitale took maintenance days today. They're day-to-day and both could return to practice on Thursday.

1:34 PM:
Pens defenseman Zbynek Michalek had some possible good news today...

12:31 PM:
After making a nifty glove save, Fleury demonstratively kicks the puck away with his pad.

12:26 PM:
Pens pics...

When no one was looking, head coach Dan Bylsma thieved everyone's stick #ThouShallNotSteal (left); Puck talk (right)

The Pens working on fundamentals, saucer passes and stick handling

The losing team has to do pushups. 1, 2, 3, 4...

Niskanen screams with fear as the King of Engelland bears down on him like the imperial British Empire (left); 2 minutes for hooking on asst coach Reirden (right)

12:00 PM:
It's Wednesday, so that means the time has come to spotlight a Pens player. In this week's show, we highlight the work of Joe Vitale. Take it away Meesh...

11:35 AM:
The Pens are on the ice for practice. Those participating are forwards MacIntyre, Adams, Kunitz, Asham, Sullivan, Malkin, Neal, Cooke, Kennedy & Dupuis, defensemen Despres, Michalek, Strait, Martin, Niskanen, Orpik & Engelland & goalies Johnson & Fleury.

11:20 AM:
Team Canada announced its roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships. Pens prospect Scott Harrington (2nd round, 54th overall, 2011 Draft) made the team. Should be a great experience for the young D-man.

11:10 AM:
The Pens made a roster move this morning, sending Picard & Williams to WBS.

11:00 AM:
Good afternoon from CONSOL Energy Center! Today the Pens will hit the ice at approx. 11:30 a.m. for practice. The team will be back in action Friday in Ottawa for a showdown with the Senators.


Today PensTV is airing Part 3 (the final) of Episode 1 of "In the Room." Click below to watch this groundbreaking segment.

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