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

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.