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Pens Drop First Game of Preseason, Arron Asham Leaves with Injury

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For the first time in this meaningless preseason, the Penguins dropped their first game, falling to the Blackhawks by the final of 5-2.  For what it's worth, Marc-Andre Fleury put on a pretty decent game despite letting in two goals in the second period.  Marion Hossa notched two goals for the Hawks as part of a story line that just won't die in Pittsburgh, while Alex Goligoski and Craig Adams picked up a goal each for the Pens.

On the bright side, some of the Pens' top starters got a chance to sit this one out and watch some of the prospects like Eric Tangradi, Simon Despres and Dustin Jeffrey get a little time.  On the downside, Arron Asham left the game with an "upper-body injury" after registering just one minute and thirty-three seconds of ice time.  Injuries are obviously the last thing you want to take from a  preseason game, but if the Pens are faced with a situation they can't control let's at least hope it's not too serious.

Sunday evening the Pens close out the preseason against Detroit.  Puck drops at 5:00 ET.