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01-14-2013, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by The Kassian Train View Post
Any word on what the lines are looking like so far in training camp??
They've done a lot of switching around of D pairings, basically just focusing thus far on putting a new guy with a returning player when possible. The forward lines listed below -- with the exception of the fourth line, which has shuffled around a bit -- have been the same in the first on-ice session both days.

They've been running five lines and four D pairs in practice, but you can pretty much get a sense of who is on the inside track for a job and who's on the outside.

These have been pretty set:
Hartnell - Giroux - B. Schenn
Fedotenko - Read - Simmonds
Talbot - Couturier - Voracek

Today, there was a fourth line of Sestito-Laughton-Rinaldo. The fifth line was McGinn-Wellwood-Shelley. Yesterday, McGinn saw time with the Laughton line. Wellwood has played PKing role on special teams drilled and mixed in on some reps with other lines. Shelley, as he did last year, gets mixed and matched in both as a winger and lined up as a defenseman if one of the D is not taking a rep.

In terms of defense pairings, Timonen has been with Luke Schenn both days. Everything else has been shuffled around in the two days to date (including changing up the pairings in the second session on day one) and I don't think means much at this point. In terms of other pairings in Monday's practice, they paired Coburn with Meszaros, Grossmann with Gervais and Lilja with Foster.

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