Tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-10-0, 70 points) and the Buffalo Sabres (19-19-6, 44 points) will be televised locally on ROOT Sports – Pittsburgh. Face off is set for 7:30pm (est) at CONSOL Energy Center.
Since the Penguins played last night, the morning skate was cancelled, but there was an informal skate among a few players at the CONSOL, so the projected line combinations are based on previous morning skates and practices:
FORWARDS: Chris Kunitz-Jussi Jokinen-Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow-Pascal Dupuis-Beau Bennett, Matt Cooke-Brandon Sutter-Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass-Joe Vitale-Craig Adams; DEFENSEMEN: Brooks Orpik-Mark Eaton, Douglas Murray-Matt Niskanen, Robert Bortuzzo-Deryk Engelland, Simon Despres-
The projected starting goalie in net for the Penguins tonight is Marc-Andre Fleury.
BUFFALO INJURY / LINE INFO
The Sabres will be without a few players tonight against the Penguins. They are forward Ville Leino (upper body injury) and defensemen Tyler Myers (broken leg) and Alexander Sulzer (knee injury).
PROJECTED LINES -
FORWARDS: Tyler Ennis – Cody Hodgson – Thomas Vanek, Steve Ott – Kevin Porter – Brian Flynn, Jochen Hecht – Mikhail Grigorenko – Drew Stafford, John Scott – Marcus Foligno – Nathan Gerbe; DEFENSEMEN: Christian Ehrhoff – Andrej Sekera, Adam Pardy – Mark Pysyk, Mike Weber – Chad Ruhwedel.
Ryan Miller is the projected starting net minder for Buffalo tonight.