Penguins forward Chris Kunitz (right) skipped today's practice due to an undisclosed injury (PG+). Coach Dan Bylsma said he was day-to-day and was dealing with the effects of a physical series. Kunitz had six points (two goals, four assist) in the Penguins' six-game series with Ottawa.
Kunitz joins Tyler Kennedy (leg) and Jordan Leopold (head) on the sidelines.
The Penguins could be adding two Russian superstars - Vladimir and Natalia Malkin - to the lineup. When asked when his parents would make their long awaited return to Pittsburgh, Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin said they would be in town tomorrow.
In a potential personnel transaction, forward prospect Eric Tangradi sent out a message via Twitter which seems to indicate he has been recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Tangradi would join forward Chris Conner, defensemen Deryk Engelland, Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Brad Thiessen as recalls from the AHL affiliate.
Speaking of Conner, this is his locker "stall" in the Penguins' suddenly cramped locker room compared the slightly more comfortable spot afforded to veteran Matt Cooke: