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Updated: Jeff Petry Misses Skate, Out vs. Stars



Pittsburgh Penguins, Jeff Petry injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins held a nearly full morning skate Monday at PPG Paints Arena. The only player missing was defenseman Jeff Petry.

Coach Mike Sullivan said after the skate that Petry is being evaluated for an upper-body injury and will not play Monday against the Dallas Stars. Petry left late during Saturday’s 3-1 win at home over the Buffalo Sabres with an apparent injury to his left hand or wrist. He said after the game he was OK, but perhaps not.

With no apparent injuries or illnesses among the forwards, the skate featured line rushes with the same combinations from Saturday. Without Petry, the defense rotated.

Tristan Jarry is expected to start against Dallas.

The Penguins lines:

Jake Guentzel-Sidney Crosby-Rickard Rakell

Jeff Zucker-Evgeni Malkin-Bryan Rust

Brock McGinn-Jeff Carter-Kasperi Kapanen

Ryan Poehling-Teddy Blueger-Josh Archibald

(Danton  Heinen)

On Saturday, P.O Joseph played with Kris Letang. Marcus Pettersson skated with Jeff Petry, while Brian Dumoulin and Jan Rutta remained paired.

Chad Ruhwedel is the seventh defenseman and would be expected to slot beside Dumoulin or Pettersson without Petry.


Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson