It is now official. Max Talbot and Sergei Gonchar will be in the lineup for Pittsburgh tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Finally, some great news on the injury front. Read more here
The Penguins prepare a helmet for the newly arrived Chris Lee, who was called up this afternoon from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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______________________________________________________________________________5:41 PM:AROUND THE RINK (SCOTIABANK PLACE EDITION II)
An outside shot of the arena (left) and the doors from the runway into the locker room (right).
The Senators' runway (left) and the main entrance to the locker room (right).
Two wall murals. An outside shot of the arena (left) and the infamous "Sens Win!!!" mural that inspired the Penguins to sweep Ottawa in the 2008 playoffs.
Mark Eaton was absent from the morning skate and will be a game-time decision. He will go out for warmups and then a decision will be made. Eaton had back spasms but Bylsma remains optimistic he'll play. In case he can't go, defenseman Chris Lee has been recalled
It is now official. Max Talbot and Sergei Gonchar will be in the lineup for Pittsburgh tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Finally, some great news on the injury front.
Here are some emulsions from Pittsburgh's morning skate:
Bill Guerin (left) chats with Penguins fans in the runway before the team's morning skate. Dan Bylsma and Pascal Dupuis
(both right) talk on the ice.
Maxime Talbot (left) is hoping to make his season debut tonight.
Sergei Gonchar has been progressing in his injury, according to Bylsma, and is close to getting back into the lineup.
The Penguins have taken the ice at Scotiabank for their morning skate with a missing component. Mark Eaton was not on the ice for Pittsburgh. Eaton left the team's practice yesterday and did not return. There was no update on his status. Eaton did make the trip and we will get more information from Dan Bylsma after the morning skate.
With Eaton's status unknown, the Penguins are currently missing all six of their starting defensemen: Sergei Gonchar, Kris Letang
, Brooks Orpik
, Alex Goligoski and Jay McKee.
The Ottawa Senators are vacating the ice following their morning skate at Scotiabank Place. Here are some shots of the team's skate:
Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson (right).
Former Penguins Alex Kovalev (left) and Jarkko Ruutu (right).