Matt Cooke, Brooks Orpik in; Chris Kunitz still out for Game 1?

From various sources, here are Pittsburgh's lines from today's morning skate before Game 1:

Dupuis-Crosby-Guerin

Fedotenko-Malkin-Ponikarovsky

Cooke-Staal-Kennedy

Rupp-Talbot-Adams

At this point it seems likely that Chris Kunitz's hurt shoulder will keep him out for this game; which gives Ruslan Fedotenko a chance to remain as a Top 6 forward and for Rupp/Talbot to keep a sweater.  Matt Cooke has reported no symptoms after getting walloped by Atlanta's Evander Kane and appears ready to re-join the lineup.

Brooks Orpik (cut on leg) skated in his normal spot with Kris Letang and is expected to be back in the lineup.

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