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Penguins Practice: Jarry, Carter Back at Full Participation; Blueger Still Out



Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry

Whatever ailed Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry – literally – apparently cleared up pretty quickly, as he was on the ice Tuesday for practice Tuesday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

Jarry did not play Monday night in Detroit because of illness.

Perhaps as a precaution, Filip Lindberg is still here and was at practice along with Jarry and DeSmith. Lindberg served as DeSmith’s backup Monday after being recalled.

Center Jeff Carter, who joined the morning skate Monday in a non-contact jersey, was at practice in a regular, contact-allowed jersey Tuesday. He has been dealing with an upper-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan said he is hopeful Carter will get into the team’s final preseason game, Friday at home against Buffalo.

Center Teddy Blueger, who also has an upper-body injury and has been skating prior to practice, was not on the ice for practice. Sullivan said Blueger skated before practice and that his situation is status quo.

Perhaps of note — and maybe it stood out because Blueger is often the final player on the ice at the end of practice — is that young forward Sam Poulin was the last one on the ice, skating and shooting for some time after the rest of his teammates had retired to the locker room.

Here are the lines and pairings:

Jake Guentzel-Sidney Crosby-Rickard Rakell

Jason Zucker-Evgeni Malkin-Bryan Rust

Danton Heinen-Jeff Carter-Kasperi Kapanen

Brock McGinn-Ryan Poehling-Sam Poulin/Josh Archibald


Brian Dumoulin-Kris Letang

Marcus Pettersson-Jeff Petry

Ty Smith-Jan Rutta

(Mark Friedman-Chad Ruhwedel-P.O Joseph)


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Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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