Ekman to start tonight for Penguins
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BOSTON -- Nils Ekman will replace Gary Roberts in the Penguins' lineup for their game against Boston tonight at 7:08 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Roberts is being held out of tonight's game because of a bruised right knee he received when he was struck by a Sidney Crosby shot during the Penguins' 4-3 victory in Washington Tuesday.
Coach Michel Therrien said after the morning skate, during which Roberts went on the ice for the first time since being hurt, that there's "a good possibility" Roberts will play when the Penguins visit Toronto Saturday night.
Therrien said he chose Ekman to replace Roberts because "we want to give Nils a chance. ... We like Nils' attitude, and you have to reward attitude about work ethic and being prepared and not feeling sorry that he's not in the lineup. He's been a good teammate."
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published March 29, 2007 12:00 am