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Penguins Lineup for Pre-Season Contest at Columbus

Thursday, 09.24.2009 / 10:07 AM / Features
By Sam Kasan
*Updated 10:29 AM

The Penguins unveiled their lineup for Thursday's pre-season match-up with the Blue Jackets at Columbus at 7 p.m.

With the roster being trimmed to just 29 players (27 of which are active), the team is starting come together. The lineup tonight features many players that will be on the roster for the Oct. 2 home opener against the NY Rangers.

The Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Bill Guerin line will see action together, while Tyler Kennedy gets his first true shot at playing alongside Ruslan Fedotenko and Evgeni Malkin.

Below is the full lineup for this evening's game and the combinations/pairings:

Forwards
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Fedotenko-Malkin-Kennedy
Cooke-Staal-Conner
Bissonnette-Rupp-Godard
(Bayda)

Defensemen
Eaton-Guenin
Goligoski-Engelland
McKee-Letang

Goaltender
Fleury
Curry

In the lineup tonight for Columbus are:

Forwards
Michael Blunden
Derek Dorsett
Derick Brassard
Andrew Murray
R.J. Umberger
Alexandre Picard
Derek MacKenzie
Samuel Pahlsson
Nikita Filatov
Jared Boll
Rick Nash
Matt Calvert
Jakub Voracek

Defensemen
Jan Hejda
Kris Russell
Mathieu Roy
David Liffiton
Grant Clitsome
John Moore

Goaltender
Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

The game will be broadcast on the Penguins' new HD radio channel at 105.9 HD2 and streamed live on www.pittsburghpenguins.com. Steve Mears, host of the "Penguins Live" show on the HD channel, will handle the play-by-play with Phil Bourque providing color. (Read more about Mears here).

The game against Columbus will be the Penguins' third game in four nights (all of which were on the road). Pittsburgh was in Montreal Monday, in Toronto Tuesday and finishing up with Columbus on Thursday. The Penguins finish off their pre-season schedule with a Stanley Cup re-re-match in Detroit on Sunday.


(Read more about the day's activities at the training camp blog)

Author: Sam Kasan

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