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Pens Report: 04.15.17

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens held practice on Saturday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Here is what you need to know from that session. 

*Forward Tom Kuhnhackl was a popular guy amongst the media. Everyone wanted to hear what he had to say about being the recipient of Matt Calvert's late game cross-check.

"There were a lot of emotions out there. Whatever happened, happened," he said. "That's Game 2. It's another day. We're going to get focused for Game 3."

On the play Kuhnhackl was drifting through the neutral zone unsuspecting when Calvert blind-sided him with the cross check to his shoulder/neck area, which broke his stick. Calvert added a second shot on Kuhnhackl as he was falling to the ice.

"It was my shoulder, neck," Kuhnhackl said. "I feel alright. A little sore. The series is pretty physical so it's normal that you're sore after a game like that."

The NHL is reviewing the play, but Kuhnhackl isn't concerned with any disciplinary action the NHL might lay down.

"That's not up to me. That's up to the league," he said. "We'll see what happens."

*Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Trevor Daley all took maintenance days and were absent from practice.

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