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Jarome Iginla will make Penguins debut on Saturday

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins are still waiting for Jarome Iginla to make his debut with the team. (USATSI)
Jarome Iginla will be in the lineup for the Penguins on Saturday. (USATSI)

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PITTSBURGH -- Jarome Iginla will be in the lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon when they take on the New York Islanders and look to extend their winning streak to 15 games.

It's a bit of a suprise as Iginla was still dealing with the immigration process as recently as Friday afternoon, and it wasn't known when he would be able to arrive in Pittsburgh in time. There was also a belief that Pittsburgh would have liked to have had him practice with the team before he joined the lineup, which made it seem unlikely that he would play on Saturday.

But he will be in there and likely skating on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.

Two players who won't be in the starting lineup for Pittsburgh are goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Paul Martin. Fleury had to leave Tuesday's game against Montreal after he was hit by his own teammate, Tyler Kennedy. He did not play on Thursday against Winnipeg, a game that coach Dan Bylsma said was a scheduled night off for him, as Tomas Vokoun stopped 20 shots to record a shutout. Fleury is available as a backup on Saturday, and Vokoun will get the start.

Bylsma also announced on Saturday that Martin, one of the team's top defensemen this season, suffered a broken bone (he did not specify which bone) and could be out up to six weeks.

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