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Last minute change: Kunitz won’t play vs. Canucks on Saturday

Pittsburgh Penguins v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 09: Chris Kunitz #14 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on December 9, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Penguins defeated the Avalanche 4-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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A last minute lineup change to report ahead of Saturday afternoon’s game between the Canucks and Penguins.

Pittsburgh forward Chris Kunitz won’t suit up in the game. He’ll be replaced by Conor Sheary.

Kunitz had been dealing with a lower-body injury, but earlier today Pens head coach Mike Sullivan said his veteran winger would be good to go for the game.

Sheary has two goals, three points and a minus-5 rating in 14 games this season.

Kunitz had previously played in each of Pittsburgh’s 46 games in ’15-16.