The Pittsburgh Penguins wrap up preseason play tonight in Detroit against the Red Wings in their final tune-up before the regular season starts October 3rd. The Penguins will feature a lineup that looks similar to the one that will face the New Jersey Devils in the season opener. The Red Wings’ lineup is missing a couple stars, but isn’t as stripped down as the Blackhawks’ roster was on Monday.
When and where: Joe Lewis Arena (Detroit, MI); 7:30 pm/et (Root sports, FS-D+, NHL Network)
Records: Penguins (2-2-1, 5 pts.); Red Wings (2-3-0, 4 pts.)
Penguins: D Brian Dumoulin (upper body), G Tomas Vokoun (blood clot)
Red Wings: C Darren Helm (partially torn disc on lower back), RW Patrick Eaves (sprained left MCL/ankle), G Jonas Gustavsson (groin), RW Jordin Tootoo (shoulder), RW Daniel Alfredsson (groin)
-No Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, or Niklas Kronwall for the Wings tonight.
-Daniel Alfredsson is still dealing with a bit of a groin injury.
-Marc-Andre Fleury is in net for Pittsburgh, guessing he plays the entire games as Jeff Zatkoff did on Monday night.
-Tomas Vokoun was released from the hospital, but there is no timetable for his return.
Penguins (via penguins.nhl.com)
14 Chris Kunitz-87 Sidney Crosby (C)-9 Pascal Dupuis
36 Jussi Jokinen-71 Evgeni Malkin (A)-18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett-16 Brandon Sutter-12 Chuck Kobasew
15 Tanner Glass-17 Dustin Jeffrey-27 Craig Adams
2 Matt Niskanen-4 Rob Scuderi-5 Deryk Engelland
41 Robert Bortuzzo-44 Brooks Orpik-58 Kris Letang
**The six defensemen rotated spots in the morning skate, so the pairings are unknown.**
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
37 Jeff Zatkoff
Red Wings (via redwings.nhl.com)
93 Johan Franzen-90 Stephen Weiss-8 Justin Abdelkader
14 Gustav Nyquist-18 Joakim Andersson-21 Tomas Tatar
71 Daniel Cleary (A)-15 Riley Sheahan-44 Todd Bertuzzi
20 Drew Miller-25 Cory Emmerton-37 Mikael Samuelsson
27 Kyle Quincey-2 Brendan Smith
65 Danny DeKeyser-61 Xavier Ouellet
53 Adam Almquist-23 Brian Lashoff
34 Petr Mrazek