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Penguins Opening Night Lines and Defense Pairings



UPDATED OCT. 3 — The Pittsburgh Penguins lines and defensive pairings are ready for opening night. Thursday, the Penguins will begin their first season since 2015 without a banner raising or the Stanley Cup.

Daniel Sprong also appears on track to be ready for opening night, despite suffering a lower body injury last Wednesday. Sprong figures to embark on his first extended stay in the NHL in his three-year professional career. He will do so on the Penguins fourth line, in a low-pressure, high reward spot with linemates Matt Cullen and Riley Sheahan.

Brian Dumoulin skated Wednesday and appears ready to play, Thursday.

The Penguins are set–here are the lines:

Jake GuentzelSidney CrosbyEvan Rodrigues
Jason Zucker Jeff CarterDanton Heinen
Brock McGrinnTeddy BluegerKasperi Kapanen
Zach Aston-ReeseDrew O'ConnorDominik Simon
Brian DumoulinKris Letang
Marcus PetterssonJohn Marino
Mike Matheson Chad Ruhwedel
Tristan Jarry
Casey DeSmith


Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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