official word from the Penguins that they've recalled Letestu this afternoon
missed this yesterday - Penguins recalled Chris Conner; no official word yet on any other players (yesterday Rob Rossi reported that there would be two AHL players recalled saying that TK would again be out of tonight's lineup - he had a few names, but the last name mentioned was Mark Letestu); however, it looks like Staal will center the second line and Bourque will continue to be a "suitable replacement."
LINE COMBINATIONS (projected) - [UPDATE]
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin - confirmed by Bylsma
Bourque-Staal-Fedotenko - confirmed by Bylsma
Cooke-Adams-Dupuis - Bylsma confirmed that Cooke and Adams will stay together
“Jordan Staal is going to play center alongside Fedotenko and Bourque. Cooke and Adams will be together. Those are the two stable guys on the third line. Staal and Fedotenko will be the two stable guys on that line. We will rotate guys in and out of there.”Blue Jackets Lineup / Injury Info
Bylsma went on to say that he gave consideration to keeping Cooke and Staal together based on the chemistry they built with Tyler Kennedy (still out with an undisclosed injury). But he is intrigued with pairing Staal and Fedotenko, who played well together in spurts last season.
“It was a good offensive zone line, a good line at getting some chances with Feds being the shooter,” Bylsma said. “That is the thought process. Maybe we have Feds get some more offensive zone time with a guy who is real stable down low holding onto the puck as Jordan has shown this year.”
defenseman Jan Hejda (knee), and forwards Andrew Murray (muscle tear) and Fredrik Modin (knee).