Kane Lafranchise is out with a reported lower-body injury — that’s at least five lower-body injuries of some variety or other in that room — so Jesse Graham gets in. (Pretty sure of at least three different varieties in that Assorted Lower-Body-Injury Pack.) Bridgeport also tweaks the middle two lines, swapping Josh Ho-Sang and Tanner Fritz.
Stephon Williams gets in with a chance to continue the four-game Bridgeport winning streak.
The Pens make a few tweaks, too, including getting in former Sound Tigers defenseman Barry Goers (last seen all but ending Justin Vaive’s season) and Stamford’s own Ryan Haggerty. Patrick McGrath looked like the last scratch. (Bridgeport, somewhat unusually, had just 18 and two.) Edit: Carter Rowney is apparently a late scratch. See what that does to the Penguins’ lines.
F: Verhaeghe-Kearns (A)-Bernier (A)
Dal Colle – Winquist – Ho-Sang
F: Simon-(Rowney (A)-scratch)-Kostopoulos (C)
Di Pauli-Porter (A)-Gardiner
R: Reneau. L: DellaFranco, Goodman.
Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): Gibson (lower body), Lafranchise (lower body), Boulton, Gionta (lower body), K.Jones (lower body), Markison (lower body), St. Denis.