The Pittsburgh Penguins will have 25 players on their roster when they leave today for a 10-day trip to Sweden. The Penguins will have to make one more roster move on Friday, Oct. 3 to get down to a 24-man roster for season-opening games on Oct. 4 and 5 against the Ottawa Senators at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.
Forward Connor James and defenseman Danny Richmond were assigned today to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Injured defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney will not make the trip.
The 25-man roster for the Sweden trip includes 15 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders.
The forwards are Sidney Crosby
, Evgeni Malkin
, Jordan Staal
, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotenko, Matt Cooke
, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy
, Pascal Dupuis
, Eric Godard, Jeff Taffe, Janne Pesonen, Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette.
The defensemen are Brooks Orpik
, Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Mark Eaton, Darryl Sydor, Kris Letang
and Alex Goligoski.
The goaltenders are Marc-Andre Fleury
, Dany Sabourin and John Curry.
Once they return from the Sweden trip, the Penguins will have to make another roster move to get down to a 23-man roster for the rest of the regular season. The NHL made a special exception to allow 24 players on the roster for the games in Sweden.