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Gameday! Penguins Roster vs. Buffalo, Poulin Draws In



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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres

The Pittsburgh Penguins hockey preseason begins Monday night in State College at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Penguins face the Penn State alumni-owned (and major hockey donor) Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on

The Penguins initial cuts could come as soon, and they will play with only six NHL regulars including goalie Casey DeSmith. The Penguins invited 56 players to camp and have scrimmaged and participated in conditioning drills since Friday.

Read more of Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Training Camp coverage from Dan Kingerski and Shelly Anderson. Sunday afternoon, Shelly picked Sidney Crosby’s brain on skating, getting faster, staying fast and broached the topic of age. It is a wonderful read — Read it here.

Penguins Roster


26 – Andrew Agozzino
46 – Zach Aston-Reese
53 – Teddy Blueger
56 – Ryan Haggerty
47 – Adam Johnson
37 – Sam Lafferty
34 – Nathan Legare
42 – Sam Miletic
11 –  Oula Palve
22 – Sam Poulin
17 – Bryan Rust
12 – Dominik Simon


2 – Chad Ruhwedel
3 – Jack Johnson
6 – John Marino
7 – Kevin Czuczman
50 – Juuso Riikola
73 – PO Joseph
76 -Calen Addison


1 – Casey DeSmith
35 – Tristan Jarry

Several hopefuls fill out the Penguins roster. Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith are officially battling for the backup goalie job. Sam Poulin is fighting to stay in camp for as long as possible before being sent back to juniors. He could receive a nine-game tryout. Dominik Simon and Zach Aston-Reese are battling to avoid being the Penguins 13th forward and Chad Ruhwedel is in the fight to be the Penguins seventh defenseman with Juuso Riikola.

Later this morning, PHN will have our exclusive chat with the much more comfortable Jack Johnson. And look for our exclusive with Jared McCann, too.

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