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The last preseason game in Pittsburgh, hooray!

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins

When: 7:00pm start

What: The 5th of 6 preseason games for the Pens (exhibition schedule concludes Friday evening at Columbud)

How to watch: pittsburghpenguins.com if you’re local to the Pittsburgh market, otherwise out of luck barring black magic internet tricks. The game is also broadcast on the radio at 105.9 the X and available on the internet

Roster: The Pens have released the following players:

GOALIES

1 CASEY DESMITH

30 MATT MURRAY

DEFENSE

3 OLLI MAATTA

5 ZACH TROTMAN

6 JAMIE OLEKSIAK

8 BRIAN DUMOULIN

50 JUUSO RIIKOLA

58 KRIS LETANG

73 JACK JOHNSON

FORWARDS

7 MATT CULLEN

12 DOMINIK SIMON

15 RILEY SHEAHAN

17 BRYAN RUST

19 DERICK BRASSARD

41 DANIEL SPRONG

46 ZACH ASTON-REESE

59 JAKE GUENTZEL

62 CARL HAGELIN

71 EVGENI MALKIN

72 PATRIC HORNQVIST

81 PHIL KESSEL

87 SIDNEY CROSBY

Other than he absence of Justin Schultz, that’s practically the entire opening night roster ready to go on a what should amount to basically a dress rehearsal eight days before the regular season starts.

As of now, Buffalo’s roster remains unknown, but it may be a bare bones crew. The Sabres just played last night and all of their best players (Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner, Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Dahlin and Casey Mittelstadt) were in the lineup for that contest.