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Penguins notebook Fleury stays home with pregnant wife; Bennett also out

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Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
 

OTTAWA — Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury didn't make the trip to Ottawa because his wife is close to giving birth to their first child.

Fleury was originally scheduled to start against the Senators and still could play Tuesday against Buffalo.

Coach Dan Bylsma said he still would like Fleury to play three more regular-season games. There are only three regular-season games left.

Defenseman Kris Letang has food poisoning and also didn't make the trip to Ottawa.

Rookie Beau Bennett, an offensive force recently, also missed Monday's game. He's dealing with an upper-body injury and is “day-to-day,” according to Bylsma.

The Penguins already are playing without standouts Sidney Crosby (broken jaw), Evgeni Malkin (injured shoulder), James Neal (concussion) and Paul Martin (broken hand), none of whom made the trip.

Optional workout

Although Bylsma made Monday's morning skate an optional workout at Scotiabank Place, almost all of the Penguins participated.

A couple of veterans did bypass the skate, however, including right wing Jarome Iginla, whose appearance in Ottawa was his first in Canada since being traded from the Calgary Flames.

Cover contest

Malkin and Letang are among the players included in the EA Sports Cover Vote Campaign, which allows fans to vote for who will be on the cover of the “NHL 14” video game. Malkin is pitted against Letang in current voting.

Fans can vote on Twitter or at NHL.com.

Annual awards

The Penguins will hand out their annual awards Tuesday before facing the Sabres at Consol Energy Center.

Josh Yohe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at jyohe@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JoshYohe_Trib.

 

 

 
 


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