Nick Johnson – Evgeni Malkin – Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Craig Adams
Mike Rupp – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Brooks Orpik – Sergei Gonchar
Jay McKee – Martin Skoula
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Following the morning skate on Thursday, Crosby and Bylsma, were able to honor an American hero – Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Justin Lubash.
Lubash, 23, was injured on Dec. 29 when multiple rounds of fire first struck his living quarters in Afghanistan, and minutes later hit him as he and his fellow comrades ran to safety.
The attack, which left Lubash with eight-and-a-half metal plates replacing three inches of bone and nerve damage in his elbow, also destroyed two of his most prized possessions – his black Sidney Crosby jersey and a Penguins Stanley Cup champions banner.
Penguins owner Mario Lemieux has always served as an inspiration to others. During the 1992-93 season he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease in early January, underwent six weeks of chemotherapy and returned to the lineup on March 2, when he picked up a goal and an assist against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Seventeen years later, Lemieux’s courageous comeback continues to inspire fans throughout the world. On Thursday morning, Lemieux invited fellow Hodgkin’s survivor Michael Saikali, 11, to skate with him at Mellon Arena.