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Pens Report: 04.11.17

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens held practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon. Here's what you need to know… 

*Center Evgeni Malkin will be back in the lineup for Game 1 Wednesday night against Columbus. He took part in all aspects of practice.

"(Malkin) will be in the lineup and full go," head coach Mike Sullivan said.

For more on Malkin's return click here.

*Goaltender Matt Murray joined the team for practice after being given the weekend off to rest.

"I feel good," Murray said. "I was able to rest these last two games and I think that is good for me getting into it. I feel really good and ready to get things going here on Wednesday."

Sullivan was asked if Murray had any ailments as a result of a play in which he stopped New Jersey's Taylor Hall on a breakaway.

"Matt's fine," Sullivan said. "He had a strong practice today. We got him some good rest. He's ready to go."

*The only missing players from the practice were forwards Chris Kunitz (lower-body) and Carl Hagelin (lower-body) and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body). Ruhwedel is listed as day-to-day.

Hagelin skated this morning and Sullivan said "there is a real chance" that he could play at some point in Round One.

"He's making progress," Sullivan said. "The next step is when he joins our team in practice."

Both Hagelin and Ruhwedel are listed as day-to-day.

*The Pens used the following workflow…

Guentzel-Crosby-Sheary

Rust-Malkin-Kessel

Wilson/Archibald-Bonino-Hornqvist

Kuhnhackl-Cullen-Rowney

(Sestito)

Cole-Schultz

Dumoulin-Hainsey

Maatta-Daley

(Gaunce)

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