Monday, September 22, 2008

Fedotenko to Make His Penguin Debut Tonight!

Ruslan Fedotenko will play in tonight's 2nd pre-season game for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they play against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time tonight at 7:30 PM. This time they'll be playing on the Bolts home ice at the St. Pete Times Forum. It will be the first time Fedotenko will wear a Penguins uniform for an official game.

Also in the lineup for tonight's game are forwards Janne Pesonen, Ryan Stone, Paul Bissonnette*, Max Talbot*, Jeff Taffe, Kris Beech, Adam Henrich*, Bill Thomas, Tyler Kennedy*, Eric Godard, and Aaron Boogaard*; defensemen Mark Eaton, Hal Gill*, Danny Richmond*, Kris Letang*, Deryk Engelland*, and Alex Goligoski. Fleury will be sitting out this game allowing Dany Sabourin and John Curry to take the reigns.

* denotes players who were not dressed for last Saturday's game (it appears that those players that have dressed for both pre-season games - Pesonen, Stone, Taffe, Beech, Thomas, and Godard - are forwards that are undoubtedly competing for a 4th line position).

As with the previous pre-season game, tonight's game will not be broadcast on TV or radio; there were be blog updates provided by Phil Bourque. There will be a pre- and post-game report as well as updates after the 1st and 2nd periods. Tune in to the Penguins webpage for this podcast.

posted that the reasoning given to them for pre-season games not being televised is due to the lack of advertising revenue (which could also explain the reason behind the "skimpy" promotions this year) - it looks like money is tight for everyone.

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