Penguins center Jordan Staal ("lower-body") and Paul Martin (undisclosed) will be game-time decisions for tonight's game against the Kings. (PG+) Staal has missed two games due to his injury. He participated in the morning skate. Martin (above) did not.
Defenseman Alexandre Picard will make his Penguins debut. If Martin were unable to play tonight, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo would make his NHL debut.
Captain Sidney Crosby (concussion) left the team on the West Coast to attend to a scheduled doctors appointment.
For the Kings, they will insert enforcer Kevin Westgarth into the lineup and will shuffle their bottom two lines a bit:
Simon Gagne - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Scott Parse - Mike Richards - Dustin Brown
Dustin Penner - Jarret Stoll - Ethan Moreau
Kyle Clifford - Brad Richardson - Kevin Westgarth
Rob Scuderi - Jack Johnson
Willie Mitchell - Drew Doughty
Alex Martinez - Matt Greene
Westgarth is the son in law of former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.
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