Penguins’ Kunitz a late scratch against Philadelphia

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If the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to beat the rival Philadelphia Flyers, they’ll have to do it without Chris Kunitz.

Kunitz was a late scratch for their game Saturday afternoon and Jayson Megna replaced him in the lineup. With Kunitz out, Taylor Pyatt replaced him on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Lee Stempniak. Megna started the game on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Jussi Jokinen.

Kunitz missed practice on Thursday with what coach Dan Bylsma called “bumps and bruises” and joined James Neal on the injured list for today’s game. Neal is out with a concussion.