Note: We will not be running a live blog or chat for tonight's game. We will have a postgame blog post with thoughts.
Welcome back Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins captain will make his preseason debut after recovering from an undisclosed injury and dealing with a family death. At today's morning skate, he worked with a new right winger. According to the team's Web site, the lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate in Joe Louis Arena:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 72 Patric Hornqvist
9 Pascal Dupuis - 16 Brandon Sutter - 23 Steve Downie
13 Nick Spaling - 57 Marcel Goc - 17 Blake Comeau
12 Dan Carcillo - 49 Oskar Sundqvist - 27 Craig Adams
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 58 Kris Letang
6 Scott Harrington - 7 Paul Martin
4 Rob Scuderi - 47 Simon Despres
-Marc-Andre Fleury (No. 29) is scheduled to play the entire game. Thomas Greiss (No. 1) is expected to serve as his backup.
-Crosby is eager to be back.
-The Red Wings' lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate:
14 Gustav Nyquist - 40 Henrik Zetterberg - 93 Johan Franzen
21 Tomas Tatar - 15 Riley Sheahan - 26 Tomas Jurco
49 Andrej Nestrasil - 90 Stephen Weiss - 57 Mitch Callahan
8 Justin Abdelkader - 41 Luke Glendening - 29 Landon Ferraro
55 Niklas Kronwall - 65 Danny DeKeyser
27 Kyle Quincey - 4 Jakub Kindl
23 Brian Lashoff - 3 Nick Jensen
-Goaltender Jimmy Howard (No. 35) is expected to play the entire game with Thomas McCollum (No. 38) serving as the backup.
-The game, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be televised on Root Sports in Pittsburgh and NHL Network elsewhere.
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