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By Joe Starkey and Rob Rossi
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

• Defenseman Brooks Orpik said coach Michel Therrien almost hit him with a golf ball during a team outing Monday. Not intentionally, though. "We got a good laugh out of it," Orpik said. The relationship between the two isn't as bad as many portrayed it to be, Orpik added, and was not a factor in deciding whether to re-sign with the team. "I don't know how much I gotta really say: I signed a six-year contract, and he signed a three-year contract, so obviously it wasn't that big of a hurdle. We have a good working relationship. I think we have a really good mutual respect for each other."

• The Penguins invited 15 prospects to attend training camp, which opens today with a 9 a.m. practice at Mellon Arena. Notables include top prospects defensemen Alex Goligoski and left wing Luca Caputi, junior defenseman Alex Grant and 2007 second-round pick center Keven Veilleux.

• Tickets for the preseason home opener against Tampa Bay -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday -- can be ordered online at or by calling 412-323-1919. Fans can also purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Mellon Arena Box Office at Gate 1. The morning skate is open to the general public, free of charge. Fans can enter at Gate 1 starting at 8:45 a.m.

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