The Pittsburgh Penguins will play some regulars, including goalie Tristan Jarry and defenseman Kris Letang, against the Detroit Red Wings in their noon contest in Pittsburgh.
The Red Wings are 3-0 in the preseason, but haven’t faced as many proven NHLers as they probably would like. Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports the Pens’ lineup will include Brian Boyle, Jake Guentzel, Jason Zucker, Bryan Rust and Danton Heinen and Brock McGinn.
This is an important training camp for the Pittsburgh Penguins because Evgeni Malkin will be out two months after knee surgery. Plus, Sidney Crosby could miss the start of the season because he’s recovering from wrist surgery
The Penguins will also use defenseman Juuso Riikola in the lineup. He has a chance to win a job on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ defense. Coach Mike Sullivan’s team recently made some cuts.
The Red Wings have another game on Monday at home against the Chicago Blackhawks. That will be their third game in three days. Then they play Wednesday at the Columbus Blue Jackets.
There is word this morning the NHL is going to reach out to Robin Lehner…ask if he would like to be directly interviewed by the league.
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Around the NHL
Boston: Linus Ullmark didn’t look sharp in preseason loss. What’s up with Boston’s new goalie?
Detroit: Red Wings General manager gauges the trade interest in Tyler Bertuzzi. Meanwhile, former Red Wings player Darren McCarty blasts Bertuzzi
Florida: Panthers’ new power play could be a showstopper this season.
Also, Detroit Hockey Now has an interesting story about the discovery of some rare Gordie Howe photos.
New York Islanders: Coach Barry Trotz wants more out of Oliver Wahlstrom immediately.
San Jose: SJHockeynow.com reports there’s a path for William Eklund, Adam Raska, or Ryan Merkley to make the Sharks. Some Detroit fans wanted the Red Wings to draft Eklund last July.
Vancouver: Conor Garland’s playing styles comes with some risk involved.
Vegas: Defenseman Daniil Miromanov is drawing plenty of attention after two impressive goals he scored.