Penguins recall forward Minard

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PHOENIX -- The Penguins recalled forward Chris Minard, who joined them for the morning skate at Arena and will be in the lineup tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Coach Michel Therrien said center Max Talbot is expected to return after missing a game with an undisclosed injury, as is defenseman Hal Gill, who missed the past four games because of a hand injury. However, winger Pascal Dupuis, who was hit by a shot in practice Wednesday, will not be in the lineup.

Minard leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League with 13 points, including seven goals. In his NHL debut last season, he played 15 games with the Penguins, getting a goal and an assist.

Also, the Penguins announced they will unveil their third jersey Wednesday. They are the light blue color used last year at the Winter Classic and based on the team colors of the 1970s.

Players Tyler Kennedy, Kris Letang, Alex Goligoski, Paul Bissonnette and Eric Godard will model the third jersey from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Goods in The Mall at Robinson. The event is free.


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