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Latest on injured Senators, and post-practice stuff from Wednesday.

A quick update after optional practices for the Penguins and Senators at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday:

= No injuries to report on the Penguins’ end – just bumps and bruises, coach Dan Bylsma noted.

= Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said that rookie defenseman Eric Gryba (upper-body injury) has not been ruled out for Game 2 on Friday night. Gryba did not finish Game 1after a collision with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.

= Center Jason Spezza (back) is skating in Ottawa, but MacLean said he is not likely to play in Game 2. Spezza has not played since having surgery in February.

= The Selke Trophy finalists are out, and in a switch for NHL Awards finalists season there is no Penguins among the three. Should there be, though? Read the Trib on Wednesday. The finalists: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=670684&navid=nhl:topheads

= The New York outdoor games – at Yankee Stadium during Super Bowl week – were made official by the NHL today: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=670867&navid=nhl:topheads

= As always, complete #TribHKY playoffs coverage can be found here: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/

Cheers,

Rossi

Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi has covered the Penguins for parts of every season that Sidney Crosby has played in Pittsburgh. So, since 2005. He has led the Trib's NHL coverage since 2007, when he became the primary Penguins beat reporter. He joined the Tribune-Review in November 2002. Rossi, 35, is local chapter president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He also dabbles in radio, as ClearChannel's "Penguins Insider," and TV, as "NHL Insider" for Root Sports Pittsburgh, and as a semi-regular contributor to The Final Word, a Sunday sports show that airs on WPXI. In 2012, Rossi was recognized nationally by Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism for his coverage of youth sports for a Trib series that investigated concussion protocol. In 2013, he teamed with Carl Prine for an investigative piece about athletes' charities what was honored regionally. A graduate of West Virginia University and Keystone Oaks High School, Rossi was raised in Crafton and Green Tree and currently resides in Brookline. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Evgeni Malkin. Follow him on Twitter: @RobRossi_Trib

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