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(Updated) Penguins Practice: Sullivan Becomes Grandpa! Ruhwedel Skates



Jan. 17, 2024 practice

CRANBERRY — Third-line left winger Radim Zohorna, who was placed on waivers Tuesday, did not participate in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ workout at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

He cleared waivers at 2 p.m. Wednesday

The Penguins are able to assign him to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre, although they are not obliged to do so.

Defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, who was injured late in the Penguins’ 3-0 victory against Seattle Monday, took part in the practice.

Personnel combinations

With Zohorna not involved, here’s what the Penguins’ forward lines and defense pairings looked like:


Sullivan absent

Coach Mike Sullivan did not attend the practice because he was in Boston with his daughter, who gave birth to Sullivan’s first grandchild, a girl named Emerson Grace, yesterday.

He is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas, where the Penguins will play the Golden Knights Saturday, albeit not on the team flight. Sullivan plans to join the team Thursday.

Because president of hockey operations/GM Kyle Dubas has a policy that he and Sullivan are the only members of management cleared to speak with reporters, none of the assistant coaches were made available to the media after practice.

Ludvig has solo session

Defenseman John Ludvig, who is on the Long-Term Injured list, had a 45-minute on-ice workout before the full-team session.

Ludvig has an unspecified upper-body injury and has missed the past seven games.

John Ludvig

John Ludvig