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Penguins Roundup: 3/14/14

Friday, 03.14.2014 / 1:18 PM / Features
By Addison Smith
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Penguins Roundup: 3\/14\/14
Get the latest info from the Penguins Friday practice at Southpointe

With James Neal out of the lineup indefinitely with a concussion, Brian Gibbons was slotted on the second line with Jussi Jokinen and Evgeni Malkin at Friday's afternoon practice at Southpoint. Gibbons said after practice that working with the second line, he will focus on playing well for his linemates.

“I’ll just try to work hard, get to loose pucks, get some offensive zone time and try to let "Geno" (Malkin) and "Juice" (Jokinen) do their thing,” Gibbons said. “They’re two great players, it’s just getting the puck and working hard and stuff like that.”

Chris Kunitz returned to practice after a maintenance day Thursday and returned to his spot on the first line with Crosby and Stempniak. Here’s what the Pens lines looked like at practice...

Kunitz-Crosby-Stempniak

Jokinen-Malkin-Gibbons

Glass-Sutter-Goc

Pyatt-Vitale-Adams

The defensemen rotated throughout practice.

Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff were in net. Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) did not participate in practice.

Power Play

With the Penguins not having a morning skate before tomorrow’s 1 p.m. game in Philadelphia, they used today’s practice to work on the power play and penalty kill. Here’s what the power play and penalty kill formations looked like...

Power Play Group One

Malkin, Niskanen, Crosby, Jokinen, Kunitz

Power Play Group Two

Maatta, Despres, Gibbons, Stempniak, Sutter

Penalty Kill Group One

Engelland, Orpik, Glass, Adams

Penalty Kill Group Two

Vitale, Scuderi, Bortuzzo, Goc

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