Neal, Staal, Kunitz and Fleury to sit out Atlanta finale
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ATLANTA - Left wingers James Neal and Chris Kunitz, along with center Jordan Staal and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will sit out the Penguins' regular-season finale at Atlanta this afternoon.
Coach Dan Bylsma, though, said he expects Neal to be ready for the start of the Penguins' first-round playoff series against Tampa Bay.
Neal got an unspecified injury during the second period of the Penguins' 4-3 shootout victory on Long Island last Friday, although it is believed that it is a hand or wrist problem.
Because of the Thrashers game is of no real significance, Bylsma will rest the players mentioned above and dress forwards Eric Tangradi, Chris Conner and Mike Comrie.
First Published April 10, 2011 1:47 pm