The Penguins have called up five players from Wilkes-Barre / Scranton today: forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Chris Minard, and Jeff Taffe; defenseman Ben Lovejoy; and goaltender John Curry.
Gonchar did not participate in yesterday's practice at Mellon Arena which was the first one since winning Game 7 last Wednesday. Coach Bylsma reports that he will be a game-time decision; however, I believe Jory Rand of KDKA reported last night that he will be in the lineup tomorrow for Game 1 of the EC Finals.
"We took two days of rest (on Thursday and Friday) because we've played 13 games of hockey and battled hard," Bylsma said. "The chance for us to regroup and re-energize and get some much-needed rest for bumps and bruises, he's a guyALEX GOLIGOSKI
in that situation, too. This is a situation where rest is a better thing than taxing the injury further. That's what we did (Saturday). We'll evaluate again (today)."
Goligoski wore a yellow jersey during practice yesterday. The significance? Defenseman typically wear gray jerseys. Interesting!