Gameday: Senators at Penguins

DON BRENNAN

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13 BILL GUERIN Rw

Age: 38 Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 220 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 65 GP 17 G 24 A 41 PTS 63 Pims

THE SKINNY: Playing on a line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby ... Has one goal and four assists in four games since being acquired for a conditional draft pick from the Islanders ... Working on a $4.5-million US salary and eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 ... Selected in the first round (fifth overall) by the Devils in the 1989 draft ... Has also played for Edmonton, Boston, Dallas, St. Louis and San Jose ... Has 404 goals and 400 assists in 1,172 regular-season games.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: C Pascal Leclaire (ankle), out for season; D Jason Smith (knee), out indefinitely; D Alexandre Picard (knee), likely out for season; C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season.

PENGUINS: RW Petr Sykora (shoulder), is expected to return today; D Philippe Boucher (foot), two weeks; C Mike Zigomanis (shoulder), out for season.

NOTEWORTHY

BOSTON -- Senators RW Chris Neil felt fine after his first game back from missing 15 with a lacerated calf, but he'll now have to deal with another laceration when he goes up against the Penguins today. Neil cut a knuckle on his right hand when he connected with one of Milan Lucic's teeth in his first-period fight with the Bruin ... Mathieu Garon will start in goal for the Penguins. He has appeared in only two games, and made just one start, since being acquired from Edmonton Jan. 17. In the start, he gave up five goals on 26 Toronto shots ... Garon was the losing goalie when the Senators beat the Oilers 3-2 in Edmonton Dec. 30, which means he was also the victim of D Brian Lee's first NHL goal, which was the winner ... The Penguins are 8-1-1 in their last 10.


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