A few notes from today’s training camp:
• While Johnston has suggested no one should read into line combinations too much he did mention today that we can “read a little bit” into the Downie, Sutter, and Bennett combo. Johnston stated he is “trying to look for someone to fit with Sutter, who’d be a good long-term fit and add balance and depth to our group.”
• On defense Martin and Ehrhoff were paired as well as Scuderi and Letang.
• Crosby and Malkin were both held out today. I think this is a smart move on their part. No need to risk players like that.
• Sutter left the scrimmage for a short time after taking what looked like a puck to the face. He came back quickly like a boss. Hockey players. Tough guys.
• Kunitz practiced but did not scrimmage. Johnston mentioned that they are being overcautious at this point and any slight thing can cause a player to be pulled. Smart.
• Duper looked good. He still sported a no contact jersey but was moving well and looked thrilled to be back. A great sight to see. I can tell he is itching to hit someone.