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Penguins Practice: PP1 Tweak, No Changes for Lines or Defense




CRANBERRY — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept the same personnel combinations during their practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Monday.

Aside from a couple of wrinkles that surfaced well into the workout, anyway.

Here’s what the lines and defense pairings looked like:

Jake Guentzel-Sidney Crosby-Bryan Rust

Reilly Smith-Evgeni Malkin-Rickard Rakell

Drew O’Connor-Lars Eller-Radim Zohorna

Matt Nieto-Noel Acciari-Jeff Carter

Marcus Pettersson-Erik Karlsson

Ryan Graves-Kris Letang

Ryan Shea-Chad Ruhwedel

P.O Joseph-John Ludvig

(Joseph, a healthy scratch in St. Louis Saturday, was reunited with Ruhwedel in drills later in practice.)

Also, Bryan Rust has replaced Rickard Rakell on the No. 1 power play, along with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel and Erik Karlsson.

Rakell moved to the second unit, which includes Kris Letang, Radim Zohorna, Reilly Smith and Jeff Carter.