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/