BREAKING: Three KEY players missing against the Sens tonight

The Pens will have to cope with the absence of these important players

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A few hours before puck drop, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Justin Schultz, Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust will be scratched from the team's lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed after the morning skate that these three players are not healthy enough to play tonight. 

While we still don't officially know who is going to take Schultz' spot, veteran defenceman Mark Streit practised on the first powerplay unit this morning. 

Streit will be a game-time decision according to coach Sullivan, but he could be a valuable asset to cope with the absence of Justin Schultz. He has yet to play a playoff game with his new team. He played 68 games this season with both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pens. He recorded 6 goals and 21 assists for 27 points.