WBS Penguins on "The Rock" 5/11

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Photo courtesy of the WBS Penguins Facebook page.
Not much to report out of the Penguins practice. Beat writer Jonathan Bombulie reported earlier that Brian Strait took part in the roughly 30 minute skate, but his status for returning to the series is still questionable. Sounds like Coach Hynes will make the decision on whether or not to insert him into the lineup for Game Six after the morning skate.

Strait is arguably the team's best defensive defenseman. His return to the lineup would be a huge boost to the WBS blueline. Philip Samuelsson barely sniffed the ice in the third period and subsequent overtimes in Game Five.

The IceCaps also missed their best defensive blue liner on Tuesday night in Arturs Kulda. A big loss for St. John's. Former Penguins defenseman Jason DeSantis replaced him in Game Five. Kulda's status for Game Six is still uncertain.

Other than that I wouldn't expect any lineup changes for either team. We'll have up to the minute updates on the blog's Twitter feed. Follow @H_P_Hockey for pregame lineups and live updates of all the action of Game Six.


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