Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensemen Brooks Orpik and Olli Maatta reportedly missed the team’s Sunday morning skate – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle – and are now both questionable for Game 6.
#Pens missing defensemen Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik for morning skate at MSG.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 11, 2014
According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Maatta was apparently excused from practice due to not feeling well. Although it seems as though nothing is seriously wrong with Maatta, his availability for Sunday’s Game 6 is unknown.
Deryk Engelland, who has not played a single minute in these playoffs, reportedly skated in Maatta’s place – per Rossi.
Orpik has yet to skate since leaving Game 4. Leaving after the first period, Orpik was diagnosed with a separate ailment from the one that cost him five games prior to Game 4.
We can most likely count Orpik out, and therefore, Robert Bortuzzo will receive another nod.
Game 6 can be seen on the NBC Sports Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.
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