Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 4/5/12

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 12: James Neal #18 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 12, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Stars 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Penguins announced today that James Neal, Steve Sullivan and Matt Niskanen won’t be playing due to injuries against the Rangers tonight.  All three are expected to be ready for the playoffs.

Per #Pens Coach Dan Bylsma: Niskanen upper-body, Neal lower-body, Sullivan lower-body injuries. All will be ready for playoffs, not tonight

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@pghpenguins) April 5, 2012

Joe Vitale who took a Chara puck to the face on Tuesday is on the ice and is expected to play tonight.

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