Penguins in Binghamton Tonight 12/7

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Penguins start this week's games up in Binghamton to take on the defending champs at 7:05 p.m. EST.

For the Senators, Robin Lehner (6-8-1, 2.91 GAA, .915 SV%) will get the start in net tonight against the Penguins. Senators beat writer Joy Lindsay had this nugget yesterday. The Senators are starting to get healthy and it appears as though Riley Armstrong and Rob Klinkhammer will make their home debut tonight.

Defenseman Eric Gryba is also expected to play. Reigning AHL MVP Corey Locke and Mark Parrish won't play tonight but are getting closer to returning to game action and have been practicing with the team.

For the Penguins, Boris Valabik is still not ready to play. That it why yesterday's signing of Dan Henningson to a PTO was necessary. Not sure if Zach Sill will return to the lineup either. Sill has missed the last four games with an upper body injury.

There should only be one healthy scratch at forward if Sill is unable to go and that would most likely be between Matt Rust and Ryan Schnell. All six defensemen on the roster will play tonight. Those being Carl Sneep, Joey Mormina, Philip Samuelsson, Cody Wild, Alex Grant and Dan Henningson.

Brad Thiessen allowed five goals in the Pens last game against the Syracuse Crunch, so expect Scott Munroe to get the start tonight for the Penguins. Munroe is 2-0 against Binghamton this year, with a 1.00 GAA, .964 SV% and one shutout.


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