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Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Open Thread

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The Penguins hit the halfway mark of the preseason tonight as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at 7 ET. Our good friend Hooks Orpik is going to be checking in throughout the night from press row at the Consol Energy Center, so if you aren't following him already on twitter you may want to consider doing so. You can also add the official Pensburgh twitter account while you're at it.

For those who had their concerns following Sid's hip "injury" in the first preseason game against the Red Wings, rest assured all is well and he will be on the ice tonight against the Blue Jackets, according to the Penguins' web site. Dan Bylsma admitted in that same article that the decision to remove Sid from the ice was more a precautionary move than anything else. While I'm sure he's feeling up to the task tonight and for the remainder of the preseason, I still don't really see the sense in him playing in a preseason, but maybe that's just me.

Tonight's roster after the jump:

9 Pascal Dupuis
12 Brett Sterling
15 Dustin Jeffrey
18 Chris Conner
22 Tim Wallace
23 Ryan Craig
38 Nick Johnson
42 Eric Tangradi
45 Arron Asham
46 Joe Vitale
48 Tyler Kennedy
71 Evgeni Malkin
87 Sidney Crosby

2 Corey Potter
4 Zbynek Michalek
5 Deryk Engelland
8 Andrew Hutchinson
20 Steve Wagner
44 Brooks Orpik
47 Simon Despres
58 Kris Letang

29 Marc-Andre Fleury
39 Brad Thiessen