5:01: There are rumors saying that Jay McKee is not saying if he is playing tonight or not. That could mean he is being considered at the least. Jordan Leopold would likely be pulled if he came back.
-After being scratched the last two games, Alexei Ponikarovsky found himself skating with Evgeni Malkin and Bill Guerin this morning. That is a sign he will likely return to the lineup tonight. Dan Bylsma must be looking for a offensive spark for the struggling offense. Mark Letestu will likely be the odd man out.
-After a horrific game for the defense in Game 6, the Penguins will not change any of their defenseman. Jay McKee will still be the seventh defenseman.