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Pre-Season Game 1: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday September 15th at 6pm the Pre-Season kicks off against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Justin K. Aller

The Pittsburgh Penguins open up their Pre-Season schedule with Game 1 away vs the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday September 15th at 6pm.

The Penguins have invited 22 players to participate in Game 1 action, with the final cutdown to a standard complement of 18 skaters being a game time decision.


Starter Marc-Andre Fleury

Backup Jeff Zatkoff


Derrick Pouliot and Rob Scuderi

Scott Harrington and Brian Dumoulin

Philip Samuelsson and Matt Niskanen

Brendan Mikkelson scratched


Beau Bennett, Evgeni Malkin, and James Neal

Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, and Chuck Kobasew

Tom Kuhnhackl, Andrew Ebbett, and Adam Payerl

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Joe Vitale, and Bobby Farnham

Zach Sill scratched

Special Teams

Earlier today Pouliot and Niskanen were manning the points with Bennett, Malkin, and Neal as the top PP unit. The 2nd PP unit featured Jeffrey and Dumoulin on point with Kobasew, Ebbett, and Kuhnhackl.

The top PK unit featured Glass and Vitale up front with Scuderi and Harrington on D. The 2nd PK unit featured Payerl and PL3 up front with Samuelsson and Mikkelson on D. They also featured a 3-on-5 PK unit of Glass with Scuderi and Harrington.