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Kunitz added to Penguins' list of injured players

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Another day brought another injury to an important Penguins forward. Chris Kunitz did not play Tuesday against Columbus because of a lower body injury. He is listed as day-to-day. Kunitz missed Monday's practice, but coach Dan Bylsma said at the time that Kunitz would play against the Blue Jackets. His injury was obviously more serious than originally believed. The Penguins played without their top three goal scorers in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kunitz.

• Pittsburgh native R.J. Umberger wasn't the only person in the Columbus organization disappointed with Super Bowl XLV. Columbus coach Scott Arniel, a native of Kingston, Ontario, always has been a big Steelers fan and was hoping to catch the Steelers' victory parade. The parade would have been yesterday morning, right when the Blue Jackets were in town. Arniel said most people in Kingston were Dallas Cowboys fans when he was growing up, but he always preferred the Steelers. "I thought Ben (Roethlisberger) was going to pull it off at the end," he said. "It was disappointing."

• Comcast is providing an NHL Center Ice "freeview" from Feb. 14-20 for all digital customers (channels 771-784 or 531-544, depending on your system).

• The Penguins and American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors will receive a jersey-style T-shirt (while supplies last), will be eligible for prizes and will have an opportunity to meet Penguins broadcasters and alumni.

• Right wing Arron Asham remained out of the lineup with an upper body injury.




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