clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Pens announce roster for tomorrow night's preseason opener

New, comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced who they're playing against Detroit tomorrow night.

Jamie Sabau

The Penguins have announced their lineup for Monday night’s preseason home game against Detroit.

Goaltenders
29 Marc-Andre Fleury G
60 Matt Murray G

Defensemen
4 Rob Scuderi D
7 Paul Martin D
33 Reid McNeill D
41 Robert Bortuzzo D
44 Taylor Chorney D
47 Simon Despres D

Forwards
13 Nick Spaling F
16 Brandon Sutter F
17 Blake Comeau F
19 Beau Bennett F
34 Bobby Farnham F
39 Josh Archibald F
43 Scott Wilson F
48 Anton Zlobin F
49 Oskar Sundqvist F
50 Jean-Sebastien Dea F
59 Jayson Megna F
72 Patric Hornqvist F

--

Definitely an interesting roster. Mike Johnston said he was going to play Fleury a lot in the preseason and it seems like he will.

Defensively, Kris Letang and Rob Scuderi have been playing together a lot, but are split here. Despres/Bortuzzo have been going together everywhere and a minor-league pair of Chorney-McNeill makes a lot of sense. Are the Pens planning on using Scuderi/Martin for this year? Seems like it'll get a test run here.

Offensively, no real surprises but some interesting combos. Sutter has played a lot with Steve Downie and Bennett, Downie isn't playing but Spaling and even Jayson Megna and Blake Comeau could be potential candidates to play some 3rd line wing.

It will also be interesting to see all the rookies (Dea, Archibald, Wilson, Sundqvist) get their first chance to play in a real NHL game, even if it is pre-season. Especially since Dea has been playing a lot with Hornqvist and might have a chance to play there with a legitimate NHL player.