(Someone needs a new bag.)
James Neal and Matt Niskanen finally practiced with the Penguins today. The team's new lines and defensive pairings:
James Neal-Jordan Staal-Pascal Dupuis
Mike Rupp-Max Talbot-Chris Conner
Matt Cooke-Craig Adams-Tyler Kennedy
Brett Sterling-Joe Vitale-Tim Wallace
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Ben Lovejoy - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Deryk Engelland
The team's first power play unit was comprised of Staal, Kennedy, Neal, Letang and Sterling. Sterling was on the point along with Letang.
Dustin Jeffrey, Mark Letestu, Eric Godard practiced on a fifth line.
Chris Conner gave up No. 18 and gave it to Neal, his former Stars teammate. Conner will no wear No. 16. Niskanen will wear No. 2.
Neal spoke with the media this morning: