Penguins put Kennedy back in lineup for Vitale


It’s unclear if Tyler Kennedy watched the last two games of the 2013 Eastern Conference finals in street clothes because he was injured or because the Pittsburgh Penguins were unhappy with his play, but he’ll be back in Game 4 on Friday.

(For what it’s worth, he’s been listed as a healthy scratch.)

The 26-year-old will replace Joe Vitale, who logged less than 10 minutes of ice time in a Game 3 that went to double overtime.

The Penguins list Kennedy on a line with Brenden Morrow and Craig Adams. Meanwhile, the defensive pairings stay the same.

As expected, the Boston Bruins will insert Kaspars Daugavins in the lineup for injured forward Gregory Campbell. He’ll skate with Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin while Chris Kelly centers Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton.