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Penguins Practice: Bemstrom Skates on Third Line



Emil Bemstrom

CRANBERRY — Forward Emil Bemstrom, acquired in a trade with Columbus Thursday, worked at right wing on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ third line during practice Saturday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

It was his first session with the Penguins, since they had a scheduled day off Friday.

His linemates were Lars Eller and Reilly Smith.

Bemstrom also practiced with the No. 2 power play.

Here are the other personnel combinations deployed by Penguins coach Mike Sullivan and his staff during the workout:

Rickard Rakell-Sidney Crosby-Bryan Rust
Drew O’Connor-Evgeni Malkin-Valtteri Puustinen
Jansen Harkins-Noel Acciari-Jeff Carter

P.O Joseph-Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson-Erik Karlsson
Juhn Ludvig/Ryan Graves-Chad Ruhwedel
(Graves also worked on a fourth pairing with forward Jesse Puljujarvi)

Power play No. 1: Crosby, Karlsson, Rust, Rakell, Eller
Power play No.. 2: Letang, Malkin, Carter, Smith, Bemstrom