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Cranberry Twp, PA — The Pittsburgh Penguins got their legs moving and another body back. After an off-day on Sunday, head coach Mike Sullivan put the Penguins through a brisk 50-minute skate with several competitive drills and, of course, more special teams work.

Penguins defenseman Juuso Riikola, who was ahead of P.O. Joseph on the Penguins depth chart before Riikola was injured, returned to practice as a full participant. He resumed skating last week and joined the Penguins practice on Friday with a non-contact jersey.

Riikola played in just two games this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Practice:

The Penguins lines reverted back to the more familiar roles.

Guentzel-Crosby-Kapanen

Zucker-Malkin-Rust

Aston-Reese–Blueger-Tanev

O’Connor/Sceviour-Jankowski-Lafferty

Defense

Joseph-Letang

Matheson-Marino

Pettersson-Ceci

*Riikola-Ruhwedel

Mike Sullivan did admit to having a chat with Kasperi Kapanen, though he was guarded regarding the contents of the conversation. Sullivan elaborated only slightly.

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