Guerin, Goligoski Out For Tonight's Game
I’m not sure if I’ll have time to get to a game preview this afternoon, so I figured I’d report this own its own.
Sam Kasan of the Penguins’ web site is reporting that veteran forward Bill Guerin and defenseman Alex Goligoski will sit out tonight’s matchup against the New York Rangers due to injuries.
In Guerin’s place will be Chris Conner, who was promoted from the AHL this morning. He has played six NHL games this season, registering one goal and seven shots.
It seems unlikely he will replace Guerin on the top line, but coach Dan Bylsma chose to skate Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis as a two-man unit during this morning’s game day skate rather than filling in the right winger.
On defense, veteran Martin Skoula filled in for Goligoski on a pairing that also features veteran Jay McKee.
Skoula has played his way out of icetime of late after a series of poor performances early in January, but will have an opportunity to redeem himself with a strong performance tonight.
As for injuries, the team did not disclose what is ailing either player, but it would seem neither is significant, as both players appeared to finish out yesterday’s game against Philadelphia without any visible issues.