Jarome Iginla will make Penguins debut on Saturday
Veteran forward Jarome Iginla will make his Pittsburgh Penguins debut on Saturday. So much for the belief that the Penguins wanted him to go through a practice before playing for his new team. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury remains out but is available. Defenseman Paul Martin has a broken bone and will miss six weeks.
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.
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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